Born in England, I grew up amongst artists
and authors and started writing at a young age. I published numerous
stories and articles, and worked as an editor, book critic and reader
publishers and television companies. My first marriage produced my three
lovely daughters but ended with the death of my husband.
Many adventures later, I met an Italian, fell in
love, and spent 16 glorious years with him exploring Europe and sailing the
Mediterranean. When he died I needed a place of solace, came to live in rural
Australia, and began writing full length novels for the first time. My solace has
now become my passion.
With a delight in medieval history dating
back to my youth, I now began to research the wicked King Richard III, but
quickly discovered the fascination of looking past Tudor propaganda to discover
the real man. I now write principally on this era, setting my fiction in 15th
I also write fantasy, though this tends to
be dark and adult, not fitting the mould of those fantasy genres popular today.
No elves, fairies, vampires or evil wizards attempting to overthrow the empire.