My name is Leila and I write books for children and teenagers.
My first novel is called CHIPS, BEANS AND LIMOUSINES: THE FANTASTIC DIARY OF BATHSHEBA CLARICE DE TROP! I've written two other novels about Bathsheba and a Young Adult novel called The World Turned Upside Down, which was commissioned by the Stratford Upon Avon Literary Festival.
Click on 'My Books' to find out more. Click on 'Events and School Visits' if you would like me to come and visit your school. If you're an adult and are interested in writing for children, have a look at my other website: www.thewritingden.webs.com
This is what I look like:
Well, actually, this is what I look like under controlled studio conditions.
This is what I really look like :
Stop press: 21st October 2010 - This is what I look like when drawn by Phoebe, aged 9:
Well done, Phoebe - it really does look like me!