ABOUT Khyiah Angel

Khyiah Angel
Khyiah is an Australian Author living in Sydney, New South Wales. She began her career as a teacher before moving on to other things. She worked for a Teacher’s Union and then the Australian Federal Government as a Senior Education Advisor in the Cybersafety Unit. All along she yearn More...



Fake Profile is a story about trust and betrayal, of belonging and rejection. It's a tale about the rise and fall of friendship, and how it can all go horribly wrong with a single posting gone viral on a social networking site. What would you do?

When BFFs Sophie and Tasha argue with ‘frenemies’ Brittany and Lauren on Facebook, Mitch gets caught in the crossfire. Nobody really takes it seriously - it's just a bunch of kids messing around. But when Mitch gets suspended from school and in big trouble at home, how he reacts changes the course of all their friendships, and affects everyone in very different – and devastating ways.

Sophie and Mitch have been friends since kindergarten, but could their friendship survive the events of 'that' night?

Fake Profile is a novel about friendship and the way in which social media defines and dictates the interpersonal communication of young people in the 21st century.

Do you know what your kids get up to online?

I've always wanted to write, but apart from Education articles and research papers, didn’t really get the opportunity. Life got in the way, as it often does. One day I woke up, got dressed, and was waiting at the bus stop to go to work, as I did every day, when I had a sudden epiphany: I was halfway through my life and had yet to realise my dream. So when I got to work that day, I quit my job, put my house up for sale, and wrote. Just wrote. Fake Profile, about social media and cyberbullying, is the result.

"Unputdownable! I laughed, I cried, I was shocked and horrified. Well written, fast paced - I kept forgetting to breathe I was so involved in the story! A must-read for teenagers, parents, teachers. Thoroughly and highly recommend it to all." Sarah Bourne

"A fast-paced novel filled with characters that remind you of the cliques at school that can haunt you for years after. It has you wondering what more can happen but something does - a devastating, unexpected final twist. This book describes the potential dangers of social networking on the internet and mobile phones which have become standard modes of communication these days. A must-read. Exciting to the finish!" Helena Ameisen

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