Avril Tremayne took the scenic route to becoming a writer, having tried her hand at shoe selling, nursing, teaching and public relations. Along the way, she also studied acting, singing, pottery, oil painting, millinery, German and Arabic - with very mixed results. She figures it's a perfect background for telling romantic stories. She is a committed urbanite, and lives in Sydney, Australia, where her husband and daughter try to keep her out of trouble - not always successfully. When she's not writing or reading, Avril can generally be found eating - although she does not cook - drinking wine, and obsessing about shoes!