I have been reading love stories for as long as I can remember, and when I ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James, The Brontë sisters, etc. during my studies, I was hooked for life.
I married my college boyfriend and soul mate, and after 45 years, 3 beautiful children, and 4 grandchildren, he still makes me weak in the knees. We are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty’s Bay, South Africa, with the ocean a block away and a beautiful mountain right behind us.
And although life so far has not always been an easy ride, it has always been an exciting and interesting one!
I like the heroines in my stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent, and headstrong. And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are, of course, also gorgeous! My stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.
I was fortunate to win the best romance award for an Afrikaans story in 2010 in, 2014, in 2016, and in 2019.
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