I was born in Tasmania, Australia in 1973 and at the age of five I moved to Victoria with my family. After my graduation in 1995 I moved back to Tasmania and a few years later I began working as an Archivist with the Archives Office of Tasmania, now known as the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. It was here I fell in love with Tasmanian history and decided to utilise my extensive historical research skills by writing an historical novel, Breakfast at Midnight. My next novel, The Married Spinster, is also historical fiction and is set in New Norfolk, Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) in 1826, when the infamous bushranging gang, led by Matthew Brady, was terrorising the colony. In addition to my novel writing, I am a keen poet.