leanne ellul teaches Maltese to very tall youths. she writes in small letters as capital letters irk her. she does not eat animals, and spends her free time cuddling her dog, researching, reading and writing. once someone described her as the red-haired author. she loves black and white photos and she loves black coffee. she writes thetikka malti textbooks with clare azzopardi. she won the francis ebejer award in 2013; won the konkors rumanzi għaż-żgħażagħ 2014; and in 2015 she took part in the biennale and won the award for best newcomer in writing. she is working on her poetry as well as her second teen novel.