Emily Benet is a writer based in London. Her debut book, Shop Girl Diaries, began as a weekly blog about working in her mum's unusual chandelier shop. Interest in her blog from Salt Publishing and television director Chloe Thomas led to the publication of her book in December 2009 and later the filming of a taster for a sitcom starring Katy Wix as Shopgirl. Her blog was the winner of the CompletelyNovel Author Blog Awards at the London Book Fair 2010. She is currently writing a serialised novel on Wattpad called Spray Painted Bananas and runs Blogging for Beginners workshops.