Heather Rose was born on the remote island of Tasmania in 1964. Following a childhood spent mostly barefoot, or with a book in her hand, Heather travelled widely including several years in America's mid-west. Heather's first novel White Heart was published by Transworld in 1999. Her second novel, The Butterfly Man, is based upon the disappearance of Lord Lucan. Heather returned to Tasmania in 1996. She lives and works on the purple slopes of Mt Wellington with her husband, three children and a hundred mile view.