When she was at school, Andreina Cordani used to get out of PE by saying she would use the time to write a book and dedicate it to her gym teacher. Sadly it took years of exercise-dodging before she was able to complete The Girl Who, and she hasn't been able to touch her toes since 2002.
In the following years, she pursued a career in journalism, working for women's magazines including That's Life, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. Specialising in 'real life' stories, she interviews seemingly ordinary people about their extraordinary lives - most of which you wouldn't believe if you read it in a novel.
She lives on the Dorset coast with her family where she reads voraciously, watches YouTubers with increasing fascination and swims in the sea.