Jess Laccetti was born in Italy and educated in Italy, Canada, and England. She is a doctoral student at the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University and her Ph.D. thesis, Click Lit: Interactivity, Feminism, and Narrative Structures in New Media, examines web fictions within a narrative and feminist theoretical context. Consequently she calls for a widening of certain narratological concepts such as "mimesis," "communication," and "temporality." She is also a research assistant for the Narrative Laboratory project and a lecturer in media and new media. Her work has been published on and offline and she has presented papers in the U.K., Europe, and Canada.