Before becoming a writer, Robyn Harding studied journalism and worked in the advertising industry. She is a Globe and Mail Canadian bestseller, and has written four “chick-lit” novels, as well as writing a young adult novel and a comedic memoir. Her books have been translated into nine languages. Harding also wrote and produced an independent film, The Steps, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Party is a domestic drama about a tragedy at a sweet sixteen party that sends a wealthy family into a chaotic spiral that undoes their picture-perfect life.