Alessia Gazzola was born in Messina in 1982. She has a degree in medicine and surgery and specializes in forensic medicine. She is fond of travelling, reading (which to her is akin to travelling) and cooking. She lives in Verona with her husband and their children.
Her series of novels about the professional and amorous adventures of Alice Allevi includes L’Allieva (2011), Un segretonon è per sempre (2012), Sindrome da cuore in sospeso (2012), Le ossa della principessa (2014), Una lunga estate crudele (2015), Un po’ di follia in primavera (2016), Arabesque (2017), Illadro gentiluomo (2018), Questione di Costanza (2019) and Costanza e buoni propositi (2020) all published by Longanesi.
Endemol and Rai1 have adapted these novels into a television series L’Allieva, with Alessandra Mastronardi in the role of Alice Allevi. Her books have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Turkish, Romanian, Serbian, and Japanese.
She has also published Non è la fine del mondo (Feltrinelli, 2016) and Lena e la tempesta (Garzanti, 2019).