Louisa Leaman is a writer. She was born, raised and lives in Epping Forest near London. She writes contemporary romantic fiction. Her debut, The Perfect Dress, will be published by Transworld Books in June 2019. She also writes for the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s leading museum of art and design. She studied Art History at Leeds University, became a teacher working with children with special needs, then turned to writing after winning the Times Education Supplement’s new writer’s award. She has written a number of teaching guides and children’s books for Hachette. When she isn’t busy writing or rearing three lively children, she paints portraits, goes running and spends far too long browsing in vintage clothing shops.