Being fascinated with books as a child, I escaped whenever I could into the world of fiction. It seemed a natural progression to write stories as well and so I have explored poetry, short stories and now novels. The first novel was a long time coming, having been started in the late ’80s and then put aside in a drawer until recently.
The Red Heart was first published by Steam e-Reads. It has been revised and expanded, and is now republished under my own imprint, Winsome Books. It was followed by Trust Your Heart late 2018 and HeartStrings in 2019. Other novels have followed.
In 2021, I will turn my attention to other unfinished manuscripts (contemporary novels). I’m a mixture of a plotter and a pantser, meaning that I need to have some idea where my characters and story are going but don’t altogether know how they will get there. It’s a journey that the characters and I take together.
Writing time is a scarce resource, as I have spent most of the year renovating a century-old cottage in Exeter. This is a seaside suburb in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. It has taken more time, more money and more work than I anticipated, but that’s not unusual for that sort of project. I am focusing again on the stories that have been waiting in the wings.
I was a Marriage Celebrant for over 20 years, and that has given me the opportunity to observe relationships and their development from a very unique perspective. Romance has been a big part of my life therefore for many years.
‘The Red Heart‘, 2014, Eside Media Pty Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia
The Red Centre Series
The Red Heart, 2018, Winsome Books, Adelaide, South Australia
Trust your Heart, 2018, Winsome Books, Adelaide, South Australia
HeartStrings, 2019, Winsome Books, Adelaide, South Australia
Secrets At Sandy Bay, 2018, Winsome Books, Adelaide, South Australia
Romance in the Stone, 2018, Winsome Books, Adelaide, South Australia
Clear As A Bell, 2019, Winsome Books, Adelaide, South Australia
Maison Angelique, 2020, Winsome Books, Adelaide, South Australia
Highly Commended RWA Little Gems short story competition, 2016
Highly Commended Stringy Bark short story competition, 2017
Highly Commended Scarlet Stiletto short story competition, 2018
Highly Commended Stringy Bark erotic story competition, 2019
Highly Commended RWA Little Gens short story competition, 2019
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