Hello and welcome to my website. It’s great to have you here, and I hope you choose to explore my fictional world.

I’m an avid reader turned writer from the South Island of New Zealand, where we are never far from beaches, mountains, and a great soy latté.

I live with my husband (who makes world-class scrambled eggs) and two cats, who enjoy a volatile love-hate relationship. Abbey stars on my Instagram page, but Mr Tux (with black and white tuxedo markings) is an elusive gentleman. 

My books are contemporary, heart-warming stories set in charming heritage villages and small towns. My readers like that they feature unforgettable characters facing life’s challenges, discovering secrets, and following their dreams. Family, friends, and community spirit support those characters through to their guaranteed happily-ever-afters.

You will find some of my favourite things in my books:

  • old buildings
  • flower gardens
  • small towns and villages
  • cookbooks and recipes
  • cheese scones and coffee, and a friend to enjoy them with. 

The perfect ingredients for escape into another world.


 Look out for my new series late in 2023. I’ve set the stories of Zoey and her three foster daughters on a fictional island just off the coast of New Zealand. The Pacific Ocean winds batter its northern shores, and a tranquil harbour protects its southern beaches.

Lavender Island series – sunshine and second chances.


Wishing you happy reading and relaxing times.



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