I live in Melbourne, Australia, with my awesome, newly-retired husband, a bonkers but adorable Jack Russell terrier named Sparky and a fluffy black cat affectionately known as “She Who Must Be Obeyed". Our three terrific children have grown up and flown the nest but happily we get together for regular family lunches. 

As well as writing I love to travel, go to the gym, walk Sparky, cook elaborate meals, bake bread, hike, garden, swim in the ocean and read. I enjoy wine and chocolate too much for my own good but compensate with homegrown vegetables from my garden.   

I’m a long time Toastmaster. I joined to overcome my fear of public speaking and stayed because seemingly ordinary people tell the most fascinating stories about their lives. And because we always have a laugh. 

I’ve written some books and won the odd award. You can check them out here

PS this is an old photo of me taken soon after I had my first book published. It was for a magazine article, hence the inappropriate evening dress on the beach. I posted it because it marked a special occasion and because I like that big red heart cushion. The cushion had arms and I’m holding it by twisting the arms behind its back, which is a little creepy when you think of it. They say a picture tells a thousand words but there’s always a story behind the story. 

All right. So Jack Thatcher has experienced deep, personal tragedy. Dr. Sienna Maxwell gets that. But how can the man drop out of life the way he has, pretending to be happy hosting fabulous dinner parties and puttering in his back shed? That's something she will never be able to understand. Because he's only pretending, right?
Sienna's a shoot-from-the-hip high achiever, who demands no less from everyone around her. Driven and determined to make her new medical practice--and everything she touches--a success, she wants a whole lot more from Jack than charm...and kisses. She wants nothing less than perfect.

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