Like many authors, I tried several careers before finding the one I really wanted. I've worked as a PA, a translator (French), a public relations consultant and a corporate communications manager. I took a break from corp comms to complete a degree in journalism and, more importantly, to find out whether I could write a romance novel - a long-term dream. Now I'm completely hooked on writing romance. When I'm not writing, I'm either reading or swimming in our backyard pool (right) - another long-term dream - or even reading in the pool. I haven't tried writing in the pool yet but it could happen. Although I grew up in Warwickshire, England, I now live in the beautiful city of Adelaide in South Australia with my husband, two sons and two dogs (right). If you don't know Adelaide, it's a city about the size of New Orleans and it has everything you could want in a vibrant city without the frustrations. From the gorgeous Adelaide Hills, to the ritzy apartments of the Glenelg foreshore, from its world-class arts, comedy and music festivals to its crazy number of coffee shops and restaurants...I love it.