New Zealand, home of my birth and youth. The hills are green, the sea is blue and the sands, golden. Rugby is a religion, hospitality unrivalled and its isles shaky. Kiwiana is not just a product association but an attitude that defines the Kiwi spirit. 

Australia, equally fascinating and where I live now, filled with proud people and a wonderful heritage, matches the Kiwi spirit with true blue, can do attitude. It's not hot unless it's over forty degrees celsius. A spider as big as your hand is just a bit of a nuisance and long, red dirt roads take you to magical gorges when you least expect it. 

It is an absolute delight to write sweet, sassy rural romances set in these two fabulous countries. Welcome to an amazing part of the world.