Welcome! And thank you for finding my tiny place in cyber space. I hope you have time to look around, and find out a little about me and my writing life.
I’m an Australian author, and live on the coast in Sydney. I’ve worked as a lawyer and legal academic for most of my career, but as my children started growing up, I thought it was about time to start writing the kinds of stories I'd always thought up but never written down. Not coincidentally, they were also the stories that I loved to read. Stories with little to do with corporations law or conveyancing contracts, and more to do with strong women, admirable men and happily ever afters. Not to mention a plot that keeps readers up until late!
My first novel, In at the Deep End, was published by Harlequin Mira (an imprint of HarperCollins) and released in January, 2017. The story is set primarily in Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches Peninsula. My second novel, On the Right Track, was published by HarperCollins in June 2018. This novel, set in a rural area in NSW, was an absolute joy to write, taking me back to my formative years where I was rarely seen out of riding boots!
In early 2018 I won the XO Romance prize, and a publishing contract with Brio Books. This meant that my third novel, On the Same Page, joined the other two books on the shelves. Also in 2018, a novella, The Six Rules of Christmas, was published as part of a HarperCollins Anthology, My Country Christmas. I’m now doing the final edits on my next novel for HarperCollins, Up on Horseshoe Hill, which will is set in country NSW. Watch this space for the release date!
When I'm not writing or thinking about writing, I happily embrace (most of the time) the chaos of a busy household, work, a much loved garden, walking my dogs and travel. I met my husband when we were teenaged students at Sydney University Law School, and we now have six fantastic children.
What do I do for a break? I love a road trip, and spend as much time as I can exploring regional towns in Australia. I also like to walk. The mountain scene above was taken at Mont Blanc, where our party hiked around the mountain (literally) for ten days in 2018 - over 200 kms through Switzerland, Italy and France. Walking 320 kilometres across England in 2017 was another wonderful adventure. Next year The Dolomites!