Luisa Plaja (pronounced ‘playa’ like the Spanish for ‘beach’) writes fiction about teenagers and relationships. She volunteers at library book clubs and runs the teen book siteChicklish.

Luisa grew up speaking English and Italian, sometimes at the same time. She has a degree in Linguistics and a background in wordy jobs including dictionary editing, television subtitling and linguistic software development.

She has had six novels published in the UK, and some of these have also been translated and published in the Netherlands, Sweden, Brazil, Germany, Turkey and Poland. She has an anthology contribution, an exciting new writing project and more foreign editions on the way in 2011, and a new novel coming out in 2012.

Born in Glasgow and brought up in Sicily and London, Luisa Plaja now lives in Devon, England. She has two young children, a boy and a girl.