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As a girl, I dreamed of being a journalist and travelling the world in search of the next big story. Instead, I chose a career in the health industry whilst honing my writing skills with a daily entry in a not-so-secret journal.
Luckily, I had the opportunity to travel but my dream to write was never far from my mind. I worked as a physiotherapist for thirteen years before I tired of saying ‘I'm going to write a book one day’ and actually did it.
The inspiration for my first novel The Tycoon’s Dating Deal, came from a magazine article on speed dating and I sold this book in May 2003. I was thrilled when it won the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Harlequin Romance 2004.
I’m a USA TODAY, Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, have finalled in multiple awards, and published over thirty books with Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance, Presents and Kiss series, including my young adult debut, Banish in 2013. I also write contemporary romances and YA for other publishers, and travel the indie route.
I love the hip, vibrant, cosmopolitan vibe of my home city, Melbourne, where I’ve set the bulk of my novels. When I’m not writing I’m busy raising my two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, cheering on my beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team, and my favourite – curling up with a good book!