My father taught me to love books when I was just a child, a lifelong passion that includes writing them as well as reading them. I started scribbling short stories (mostly about ponies) at school, an those scribbles slowly led me to the best job a person could ever have – being a writer.
My most recent book is a story of guilt and forgiveness: a story of love and second chances. The Lawson Sisters is set in the beautiful Hunter Valley of New South Wales and yes – there are horses in it. And a very special love story. I’m very excited about it, and am very much in love with the beautiful cover my wonderful publishers have given me. There’s more about the book here.
I also write as Juliet Bell – in collaboration with my writer friend Alison May. Juliet Bell has a preoccupation with misunderstood classic fiction, and stories that explore the darker side of relationships. Juliet’s latest book is The Other Wife – our tribute to Jane Eyre. You can read more about it here.
I love writing books about the Australian outback, and have been touched by the amazing response from readers to my Coorah Creek books. It’s a series of novels set in a small town in outback Australia. The town is fictional, but it’s very real to me and to my readers. The series has won a number of awards, including the Epic Romantic Novel of the Year in the UK, Two Book Buyers best Awards and the Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice award in the USA.
There’s a lot more on my website – more books and some free short stories to read. While you’re here, please have a click around. There are musings on the blog, and details of my tutoring and manuscript appraisal services for writers.
Do come back soon.