Growing up in North Wales in a house for which the foundations were originally laid in the 14th century, my interest in history was probably inevitable, but I despised the 20th century geopolitics which passed for history at school. Instead, I devoured every historical novel I could lay my hands on, and found my greatest joy in the clever social commentary and witty repartee of Jane Austen.
When I moved to Stevenage in Hertfordshire, for work in the late 1990s, I could not help but imagine Old Town Stevenage as Meryton, and the nearby Knebworth House as Netherfield.
I married an Australian and moved to Queensland in 2001, far from the history I had grown up with, and it was then I started to write historical romance myself. Though I began publishing solely in the Jane Austen tribute space, I soon branched out to writing original Regency romance, American pioneer romance and am currently working on my first Medieval romance.
I also write contemporary romance under the pen name Caitlyn Lynch. You can find all my works under that pen name here.