I live in the North Island of New Zealand, but I originally come from England. I loved the movies when I was growing up - I could always be found in the cinema dreaming about my latest hero. :-) That's probably where my love of storytelling started. In fact it didn't stop there. A few years ago, I went to Cornwall (my most favourite place in the whole world) and sat spellbound amongst the other kids while the resident storyteller at King Arthur's Castle at Tintagel told us about Cornish folklore.
I once worked for an airline (several actually) and was lucky enough to travel for next to nothing - France, Spain, Portugal, India, the USA, Barbados, Australia, and of course, back to the old country.
After realizing that there was a serious lack of support for budding writers in my area of the world, I founded Romance Writers of New Zealand in September 1990. We began with a handful of people and have grown into an international organisation of more than 300 members. I am immensely proud to say that since that date many of our members have gone on to publication, myself included.
HIDDEN DREAMS was published by Heartline, a UK company, and a second book (a spin off) accepted but not contracted, but that company went belly-up within 18 months of starting up. Pity. They showed great promise.
Iím a firm believer in happily-ever-after and I love books with happy or feel-good endings, and stories with a touch of the mystical - BEATS A WILD HEARTis a prime example. Another passion of mine is ancient Egypt and after promising for years to write a time travel romance, ETERNAL HEARTS (set during the time of Pharaoh Akhenatenís religious upheavals) is due for release by Highland Press. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite for the era with my short story, THE LOTUS POOL.
Wishing you good health, great joy and abundance!
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