Hi, Eleanora. So interesting you mention Italy as I'd love to publish there, being half Italian and living there for part of the year. I've asked my agent to keep chasing that angle, so hopefully one day...
So, my debut novel, is a psychological thriller called The Bone Dragon, published by Faber & Faber in the UK and Carlsen in Germany. Here's the blurb from the book-cover:
Everyone at school thinks that Evie broke her ribs in a car crash… Evie doesn’t talk about why she was adopted and why she really needed an operation. Because some things should never be said. Now, she is safe and even has a souvenir from hospital – a piece of rib bone, which she carves into a dragon. And it comes to life at night in Dragon-dreams, helping Evie to heal, giving her strength. But some things cannot be fixed. Some things are too terrible to be forgiven. Sometimes, revenge must be take and it seems the dragon is the one to take it, while Evie looks on.
BTW, in answer to a question on a different thread, I don't share my email address but people can find me via either of my websites (www.alexiacasale.com and www.thebonedragon.com) or Twitter (@AlexiaCasale) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/author.alexiacasale). I love hearing from readers so do get in touch if you've got any comments, questions or feedback!