Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Belén Paccagnella discovered the world of Jane Austen fan fiction after watching the 1995 BBC miniseries of Pride and Prejudice. In her teens, she lived in Brazil when her family moved to the city of Curitiba due to her father’s work. She moved back to Buenos Aires a few years later, where she studied agronomy but finally pursued a different career and started working in the administration of shopping centers.

In 2001, she started writing both Regency and modern stories adapted from the Pride and Prejudice storyline, merging drama, humor, and adventure while creating characters with unique traits. Two decades later she published 'Obstacles', her third written Jane Austen Fan Fiction novel, a Pride and Prejudice modern variation, released in 2018 by Meryton Press.

Belén still lives in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, where she shares her home with her daughter and her pets while spending her time working, reading, and writing.

 

 

Obstacles is her first book.

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