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About Chrissie

I've been fascinated by the 'olden days' since I prised snippets of information from my grandmother as a child. As she reminisced about her family,  I would listen intently to stories of life in an age far removed from mine— the fragments of these moments painted vividly in my imagination. It appeared a natural progression— as soon as I could read, the stories from history always drew my interest. The temptation to delve into the past to uncover a mystery in a character's story inspires my writing direction.

When I won a writing competition at the age of ten, it encouraged me to pursue writing as a career. From then on, I punched away on a portable typewriter that was my favourite Christmas present of all time. But as life moved on, love and family came my way while my writing ambitions gathered dust in the bottom of my closet. Now, it is time for me to revisit my dreams. The desire to write and be published burns brighter— it seems it never left me. My debut novel, "The Florentine Quilt" will be published in 2022 with Odyssey Books.

I am fortunate to be able to embrace a life creating stories steeped in history. As my family grows and flourishes, I add memories of my past to share too. The temptation to delve into the archives to uncover the mystery of a character and their story inspires my writing direction. That's where the magic happens.

I'm Melbourne born and bred and have moved house far too many times. But the sea finally called to me. Now I satisfy my inner gypsy by creating adventures within the pages for characters in faraway places. I am humbled to live on Wadawurrung country, overlooking  Australia's most glorious and iconic coastline, with my wonderful husband and our beloved four-legged friend, Harvey. 

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I've been fascinated by all things historical since I prized snippets of information about the 'olden days' from my Nanna as a child. It was only a matter of time before historical fiction became my life.