A short bio...
I grew up in a small town on the south coast of Western Australia surrounded by thick forests and pristine beaches. After an idlyllic childhood full of sport, camping and adventures I moved to Perth with my family where I finished my high school and university education. Graduating with a degree in Japanese and marketing, I decided that Perth was not quite busy enough and departed for what was supposed to be a six month working holiday in Japan.
Nine years, a husband, two kids and a two year stint in Singapore later, I returned to Western Australia. With the new family additions of a thoroughly confused dog and a lopsided cat, I am happy to stay in one place for a while. Instead, I let my imagination travel in urban fantasy and paranormal romance stories filled with tough heroines, troubled heroes and quirky sidekicks.
Five things you may not know about me:
1. I am a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Australian Society of Authors and the Dark Side Down Under.
2. It took me ten years to write my first novel length story.
3. Whilst living in Japan, I studied Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and attained the level necessary to be able to teach it.
4. I have a soft spot for Studio Ghibli films (My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away etc.) and some of them I prefer to watch in Japanese.
5. The first writing prize I won was the Kick Butt First Line competition on Jaime Rush's website in 2011 with the following line:
Sometimes when you burn your bridges, you are left on the wrong side of the river facing a horde of angry trolls.
Urban fantasy and paranormal romance author.