History in all its forms enthralls me. I have been an avid reader of both historical fiction and non-fiction since my early teens, with a particular love of meticulously researched stories where fictional characters have been woven into the gaps within the historical record. My passion for authenticity and accuracy is, I hope, reflected in my own writing—stories of ordinary people who are very much men and women of their time yet in so many ways not unlike ourselves with the same desire to find both love and their own place in a convention bound world which offered them few opportunities.

Although I grew up in regional Victoria, I have lived all her adult life in Melbourne where I works as a librarian. I have a Master of Arts in history and am also a family history obsessive.