Author(s): Pat Flynn
Alex Jackson can pull moves on a skateboard other Year 8s only dream about. But when it comes to being popular at high school, standing up to the school bully, and falling in love, he has a lot to learn. He might be in for some spills, but he's going to ride the only way he knows how - on the edge.
Pat Flynn grew up running around an old dairy farm in Queensland, before moving to Canberra to attend the Australian Institute of Sport on a tennis scholarship. After playing and coaching on the professional circuit he became a teacher, where his observations of young people - their interests and stories - led to him writing about them. Pat Flynn now writes books for a living, in a house near the beach on the Sunshine Coast. He likes to start the day off with a surf and end it walking along the beach with his wife. His books include Get Rich Quick, Don't Kiss Girls, How to Get Dumped, Aussie Chomp- The Mal Rider, The Best Ballgirl and Tom in the Stuff Happens series.