Bianca Claudia Staines is an Anglo-Italian writer based in New Zealand. Born in England, she grew up in the medieval town of Perugia (IT) and, since a very young age, her heart revolved around writing and wildlife. Having built strong didactic foundations on Classical Studies and Literature, she later became involved in animal care and worked for the safeguard of endangered tortoises in Tuscany. She moved from Italy in 2009 and studied Ecology and Animal Behaviour at the University of Auckland. After a few semesters of pure science, she started sneaking into creative writing classes at every given opportunity. Her deep passion for writing eventually led her to actively pursue a career as an author, her stories usually revolving around animals and pets. Bianca’s latest project is a children’s series named The Taleweavers’ Adventures. Her first book, The Tale of Prince, recently won Second place in the ‘Animal/Pets’ Ebook category of the Purple Dragonfly Children’s Book Awards (2017). At present the author is working on the book’s two sequels.