A native of Los Angeles, Kes Trester’s first job out of college was on a film set, though the movie title will remain nameless because it was a really bad film. Really. Determined to combine her love of reading and writing with the excitement of Hollywood, she became a film development executive, working on a variety of independent films, from gritty dramas (guns and hotties) to steamy vampire love stories (fangs and hotties) to teens-in-peril genre movies (blood and hotties).
Kes produced a couple of indie films, both award-winners on the festival circuit, before seguing into television. As head of production for a Hollywood-based film company, she supervised the budgeting and production of national television commercials (celebrities, aliens, talking chickens!) and award-winning music videos for artists such as Radiohead, Coldplay, and OKGO (more celebrities, aliens, and talking chickens!).
In an attempt to raise YA’s who could actually pick their mom out of a line up, Kes turned to writing fulltime. Her contemporary novels for young adults are cinematic, fast-paced, and above all, fun. Add a pack of rescue dogs to the mix, and that’s also an apt description of life in the busy Trester household.