Chantal Schreiber was born and raised in Vienna and always knew that she wanted to be a writer. She never had a Plan B. Then again, she didn’t have a Plan A, either. She abandoned a language degree course and kept her head above water working variously as a flight attendant, model and waitress. In the end, she was lucky enough to land a job in television, where she began writing screenplays for children’s programmes. She had even more luck with her first youth novel, which was an immediate success – and has been writing books ever since: for children, teenagers and adults. And there’s nothing she would rather do! She still doesn’t have a plan, but now she does have a laptop and any number of ideas!