Abby McDonald is the pen name for British author Abigail Haas. She has written twelve novels. She was born in England but now lives in Los Angeles. Abby grew up in Sussex and went on to study Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She has written under her real name, pen name Abby McDonald, and has as Melody Grace, self-published her Beachwood Bay series. The series became a USA Today and international bestseller series before she revealed she was the author. She is also one of the writers for Netflix series Bridgerton, and is a staff writer for the show.