Born and educated in the north east of England, I emigrated to Australia with my husband nearly twenty years ago and currently live near Perth. After a long career in finance and customer service, I took a leap of faith, making the decision to follow my first love - classical history - and returned to University as a mature student.
It was one of the best decisions of my life and I enjoyed every minute of it, recently completing a BA with a double major in Classics & Ancient History and Medieval & Early Modern Studies.
Having developed an abiding love for anything connected to Ancient Rome, I decided channel my passion into fiction, which culminated in my first novel 'The Pomegranate Tree'. Based around archaeological excavations on Masada, this is book one in the 'Hannah's Heirloom' sequence. Its sequel 'Echoes and Stone and Fire' takes place in Pompeii, just before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. The final novel of the trilogy, 'Embers of Destiny' finds Hannah journeying to the recently conquered northern frontier of Roman Britain, where life may not quite be as peaceful as it first appears. Unable to let go of my ancient characters, I have just released a prequel to the Hannah's Heirloom Trilogy - 'Etched in Starlight' - covering the events that led both Maxentius and Hannah to Masada. Although the scenarios are fictional, each book is woven around historical events and include some romance and a twist
As I was writing the above novels, I was captivated by another genre - the Regency Romance and I have completed two. 'Once Upon An Earl' and its follow up 'To Unlock Her Heart'. Both are now available, with a third in the pipeline.
In between all this a contemporary romance refused to be ignored and the result is 'Of Ruins and Romance' - due out in January 2017.
An avid book reader for all of my life, I wrote these books in styles that I love to read, I hope you enjoy them.