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I grew up in rural Northumberland, England, and decided age eleven, that I was going to be a librarian, because then I’d be allowed to read all of the books in the public library whenever I wanted!
Since then I have worked as a shop assistant, a community pharmacist, a technical writer, university lecturer, volcano walker and industrial scientist, before making the bold decision to take a career break from working in the pharmaceutical industry to realise my dream of being a fiction writer. No salary. No contract – but following my heart.
As of July 2012 that decision had put over 700,000 copies of my romance books into readers’ hands.
The books I write are warm, witty and wildly romantic contemporary love stories infused with a positive energy – the kind I want to read.
My debut book, Always the Bridesmaid was shortlisted for the Love Story of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK.
In 2010 Hired: Sassy Assistant was voted Best Harlequin Romance by the Romantic Times, and Tipping the Waitress with Diamonds, Best Harlequin Romance by the Cataromance reviewers.
My recent release When Chocolate is Not Enough received a 4 star review from Romantic Times Magazine, citing that the book “would make a terrific chick flick.”
When I’m not creating stories that make my readers smile, my hobbies are cooking, eating, enjoying good wine and talking, for which I have had specialist training. And my number one indulgence? Reading. I enjoy both suspense and contemporary romance, and am still a total fan-girl when I meet my favourite authors at book-signings and conferences.