More About the Author
Best selling author Christina Hollis was born in Somerset, England, the elder of two children. The Careers department at school pointed her toward either nursing or teaching, but all she wanted to do was write. She escaped from school as soon as she could, and talked her way into a job in the financial sector.
She worked briefly in Marketing, but says; 'Numbers dance in my head, and not like sugar plums. Designing campaigns was all about figures, and used more spreadsheets than I could count!' Around this time, she met her husband on a blind date. They lived in the city for a while, but both wanted to get away to the peace and quiet of the countryside. After they moved to rural Gloucestershire, Christina began writing full time about country life. While producing articles for national magazines about keeping animals and growing food, she worked on full-length fiction in her spare time.
In 1990 her first full length novel, 'Knight's Pawn', was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon under the pen name Polly Forrester. After a career break to raise a family, Christina joined the award-winning poet Paul Groves' creative writing course. Here she discovered the art of the short story, and started writing contemporary romance. Her first Mills and Boon Modern Romance, 'The Italian Billionaire's Virgin' was published in 2007. Since then her books have appeared in lists of best sellers all over the world. 2015 sees the publication of her eighteenth novel, which is her first book for The Wild Rose Press; 'His Majesty's Secret Passion'.
'As well as romance, I like my books to capture the countryside in all its moods,' she says. 'Reading can take you to a completely different place and time. That's my idea of luxury--the chance to escape from the stress of everyday life.'