Bianca Staines


Bianca Claudia Staines is an Anglo-Italian writer based in New Zealand. Born in England, she grew up in Italy, in the medieval town of Perugia (Umbria) 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 in the Carapax Centre for the safeguard of endangered tortoises in Tuscany (IT).
She moved to New Zealand in 2009 and studied Ecology and Animal Behaviour at the University of Auckland (NZ). However, after a few semesters of pure science, she started sneaking into creative writing classes at every given opportunity. After graduating, her deep passion for writing eventually led her to actively pursue a career as an author, her stories almost inevitably revolving around animals and pets.
Bianca's latest project is a young adult series named 'The Taleweavers' Adventures'. The first book, 'The Tale of Prince', has recently been released on most online retailers.

At present the author is working on the book's two sequels.

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Smashwords Interview

Tell us about your latest novel or project.
I’m currently working on the third book of my middle-grade series The Taleweavers’ Adventures. It’s a tale of betrayal and revelations which brings my characters’ overarching storyline to its dramatic and punchy finale.
What got you started writing?
As far back as I can remember, I would tell my little brother stories. When I was 6 I started writing them down and reading them to him. Later, through my teen years, I became a closet writer, keeping my passion undisclosed and my writing close to my chest. What truly got me writing in the last few years, I think, boils down to the fact that I was tired of putting off my dream of becoming an author. I really didn’t want to get to the end of my life with a drawer full of half-written manuscripts, and a life spent in the pursuit of a lucrative career which did not give me what writing did. I decided not to pursue further studies in Marine Biology (for which I had been sponsored) or take up an animal handling job at the local zoo. Instead, I took a year out from all that. I worked at a restaurant to pay rent and wrote. I have never looked back.
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Where to find Bianca Staines online


TV Interview with Bianca C. Staines
Bianca Claudia Staines is an award-winning Kerikeri based author who has written a book called “The Tale of Prince” which is the first book in her series. The story is about an arrogant dog and his quest to get rid of a stray she-dog who has weaselled her way into his owner's life. The story took her about 2 years to write. She self published on Amazon to great success, she’s looking to publish the book in America soon and continue winning awards for her writing. (extract from Te Hiku Medi


The Tale of Prince
You set the price! Words: 80,760. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
There’s a dead pet in the swimming pool and the insufferable Bennie has vanished. Accused of double peticide, Prince – Bendall Road’s top dog – finds himself on the run from the HARASS team (Hamster Alley Regulators And Secret Service), a faint trace of cologne his only clue to solve the mystery...

Bianca Staines' tag cloud

adventure    animals    cats    dogs    funny    humour    journey    newzealand    pets    romance