I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I spent three years living and working in Japan, where 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.
I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, but not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency, but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. All of my stories held a thread of romance, even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes. Creating unique characters and giving them happy endings is my favorite thing. I even love the voices in my head, so there’s no other job I’d rather be doing. When I got the call in September 2002 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.
Quiet in Her Bones has been selected as a finalist in the Ngaio Marsh 2022 Awards
Quiet in Her Bones optioned by Showtime Networks! (An option is the very start of getting something to the screen, so early days yet! I’ll keep you updated on any future developments.)
Quiet in Her Bones recommended by Oprah Daily in its feature “Crime Fiction Goes Global and Diverse, as These 20 Books by Women Writers Show.”
Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany): Engelsleuchten (the German edition of Archangel’s Light)
Angels’ Blood is listed as one of Book Riot’s “24 Best Romance Novels of All Time”.
Quiet in Her Bones was listed as one of “20 Thriller Novels That Will Keep You on Edge this Winter” on Buzzfeed.
Australian Romance Readers Association:
Last Guard – Favourite Paranormal Romance of 2021
Member’s Choice – North American cover of Archangel’s Light as the Favourite Romance Cover of 2021!
Last Guard hit the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists!
Slave to Sensation – Featured in Oprah Magazine’s The 27 Greatest Romance Novels to Read In Your Lifetime
Amazon’s February 2021 Mystery/Thriller Best of the Month list includes Quiet in Her Bones.
Jayne Ann Krentz and Nalini Singh in conversation
Archangel’s Sun launch with Sarah J. Maas hosted by The Strand bookstore
ARRA took their conference online this year, and organized a ton of amazing interviews and panels. You can watch them for free on YouTube under the ARRLD playlist or by clicking above. I did both:
– a feature interview; and
– a paranormal romance panel with Darynda Jones and Amanda Bouchet.
Read for Pixels Google Hangout Q & A – March 2016
The Café interview – June 2017
Print & podcast interviews
Fated Mates: Trailblazers (September 2023)
Olivier Hillier: Writer’s Advice (August 2023)
Rachel Herron: How Do You Write? (June 2023)
InD’tale Magazine (June 2022)
Smart Podcast Trashy Books (December 2021)
Kirkwood Public Library Podcast (November 2021)
Ashland Public Library Facebook chat (November 2021)
Festival du Roman Féminin 2021 Panel with Amanda Bouchet & Maria Vale (April 2021)
Otago Daily Times (April 2021)
In Conversation with Mitzi Rapkin on the First Draft Podcast (March 2021)
Suffolk Libraries Meet the Author Q&A (March 2021)
RomBkPod (August 2020)
Newsroom Book Bubble podcast (May 2020)
BookBub (December 2019)
NewstalkZB (November 2019)
Newsroom (August 2019)
Smart Bitches Trashy Books (Podcast, July 2019)
Alyssa J. Montgomery Blog (June 2019)
Fantasy Book Cafe (April 2019)
Write With Love (August 2018)
Entertainment Weekly (June 2018)
Book Thingo (April 2018)
Nelson Mail (June 2017)
Publishers Weekly (May 2016)
Romance at a Glance podcast
More neat stuff
Archangel’s Sun is featured in Goodreads’ “Cozy Up with November’s Most Anticipated Romances” list!
Alpha Night – Chosen as one of 38 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 by Oprah Magazine!
Love Hard is chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in Romance (March)
Archangel’s War is one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in romance for September
New York Times & USA Today Bestseller lists 2019: Wolf Rain
Australian Romance Readers Association Award 2018:
Wolf Rain is featured as one of BookPage’s most anticipated romances of 2019!
Ocean Light – Chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in Romance (June)
Ocean Light – included in Goodreads 16 Hottest Romance Books of Spring!
Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany): Silbernes Schweigen (Age of Trinity)
Australian Romance Readers Association Award for Favourite Paranormal Romance 2016: Wild Embrace
- Romance, Romance Hero: Shards of Hope
- Romance Couple: Aden and Zaira in Shards of Hope
- Paranormal Romance: Archangel’s Enigma
- Contemporary Romance: Rock Hard
- Romance Heroine: Charlotte Baird from Rock Hard
- Most Tortured Romance Hero: Noah St. John in Rock Redemption
- Best Author: Nalini Singh
- Best Paranormal/Fantasy: Pfade im Nebel
- Audiobook: Engelsdunkel