My eclectic background includes an Honours degree in social history and English, and a range of work experiences – HR in a hospital, youth worker, dance teacher, organisational development manager, educational designer, and now occasional academic. I grew up surrounded by books, and have a love of reading and stories. Commercial fiction, literary fiction, children’s literature, history – my bookshelves are forever overflowing. Academically, I’m particularly interested in story-telling and readership in popular fiction, and I’m currently undertaking a part-time PhD, researching online communities of romance readers and writers and their perspectives on the genre. I’m a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and the Romance Writers of America, and in July 2007 I was honoured to win the prestigious Golden Heart Award for the romantic suspense manuscript which became As Darkness Falls, my first novel published in 2008.
Another picked up because of this year's Ned Kelly Awards submissions list, I've got to get to the Davitt's list next!
From the Blurb:
National Parks ranger Erin Taylor loves her job, is falling for her colleague, Simon, and is finally leaving her past behind . . .