Toni Gallagher began her career in reality TV as the story editor for The Real World and Road Rules, and is currently an Executive Producer of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She went to college for journalism, then right after graduation, moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in TV. Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell, her first book for kids, “addresses concerns familiar to preteens about fitting in and friendships” (Kirkus Revew). When Cleo Nelson receives a voodoo doll in the mail from her uncle, she can’t wait to try out its magic with her friend Samantha. But in their quest for popularity, the friends discover that genuine friendship is more important.
Eleven-year-old Cleo is having trouble fitting in at her private school in Los Angeles, but when she and her friend Sam try to improve things using the voodoo doll her Uncle Arnie sent, there are unexpected results.