I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated frequently).
So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.
I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.
- Best Author: Nalini Singh
- Best Paranormal/Fantasy: Pfade im Nebel
- Best Audiobook: Engelsdunkel
Australian Romance Readers Award for Favorite Paranormal Romance 2014: Shield of Winter
Romance Writers of America RITA Nomination 2014: Heart of Obsidian
Publishers Weekly Best Summer Books of 2014: Shield of Winter
Australian Romance Readers Award for Favorite Paranormal Romance 2013: Heart of Obsidian
Love Letter Awards 2014 (Germany): Favorite Author | Favorite Paranormal/Fantasy: Geheimnisvolle Berührung
Shield of Winter listed in:
– Booktopia’s Books of the Year
– Goodreads Choice Awards (Finalist)
Rock Addiction & Shield of Winter have both been nominated in the RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards.Rock Addiction is in the Indie Press Contemporary category, with Shield of Winter in the Paranormal Worldbuilding category.
Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany) 2013: Geheimnisvolle Berührung (#2), Gilde der Jäger: Engelsdunkel (#7)
Some of the books I love:
Rememberance by Jude Deveraux
The Heralds of Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey
The Pern books by Anne McCaffrey
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Othello by William Shakespeare
The In Death books by JD Robb
Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi
Orchid, Amaryllis, Zinnia by Jayne Castle
Lady Love by Diana Palmer
Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
Demon Moon by Meljean Brook
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
The Time is Short by Nerina Hilliard
The Chocolate books by Laura Florand