I am a writer of historical fiction with a particular love of Elizabethan England. My stories weave fictional characters into the gaps within the historical record – tales of ordinary people who are very much men and women of their time, yet in so many ways are like us today. These are people with the same hopes and longings as we have to find both love and their own place in a troubled world.

I grew up in Ballarat, a large city in regional Victoria, but I have lived all my adult life in Melbourne, Australia. Until recently I worked as a customer service librarian at my local library. I have a Master of Arts in history and am also an obsessive genealogist. When I am not writing, reading and researching, I enjoy gardening, the cinema and music of all sorts from early music and classical to folk and country and western. And, not least, taking photos of the family cat to post on Instagram.