Born in Colchester in 1978, Jolie Booth grew up in Braintree, Essex, and studied for a degree in English at Nottingham Trent University.
She has lived for 15 years in Brighton as well as in Sydney Australia, London and the squats of Berlin, where she ran the infamous Fischladen squat bar in Friedrichshain, before returning to England. In her first published novel, The Girl Who'll Rule the World (2016), we follow the story of a young modern woman finding her way in a tumultuous world, told through a broken narrative and stream of consciousness. This novel is the first in a planned series of books called Saturn Returns in which the reader will return every seven years to the world of the heroine Esmeralda, dipping into her life and discovering how it and her ideals have changed. This first book in the series is set in Brighton between 2007 and 2008 during which time Esmeralda turns from 28 to 29 years old and tells the story of a young woman facing her thirties with the feeling that she is going to take over the world.