Liz grew up in a pretty Thames side town a few miles from London.
Her first success as a writer came at school when she won a hymn writing competition. The prize was an Easter Egg.
Itchy feet took her to Zambia at the age of 20 where she was an active member of the Lusaka Theatre Club (best supporting actress 1968!) and met her civil engineer husband there whilst he was playing John de Stogumber in St Joan, and she was the pageboy to the Earl of Warwick. He swore it was the purple tights that got him. They lived in Qatar, the UAE, Kenya, Botswana and Bahrain.
She started writing when her children were in preschool, writing stories for the children’s picture paper, Twinkle and the iconic childrens’ radio programme, Listen With Mother.
Liz’s first romance, An Image of You, was published by Mills and Boon in 1992. She has since had 75+ books published by Harlequin Mills & Boon, Scarlet and Tule and has sold more than 15 million books.She has been given many awards (full list), most recently, the Romantic Novelists’ Association Outstanding Achievement Award. She has been nominated for the prestigious RITA award eight times, winning with The Best Man & the Bridesmaid and The Marriage Miracle, and the RoNA Rose five times, winning with A Family of His Own.
Liz has recently moved to West Sussex (it’s Pooh Bear country) and she is badly missing the garden she created with her late husband. Her new ground floor apartment has a neglected courtyard garden and she has been busy planting spring bulbs, shrubs and roses, to create an outdoor space where she can take her laptop on warm days.
Liz hates exercise of any kind but has started weekly aquasize classes – it’s energetic, but her feet don’t hurt and she doesn’t get sweaty!
If Liz had to choose between giving up chocolate or cheese, she’d give up chocolate. However, she has no intention of giving up either.
Spare time is spent with her grandchildren, reading, and meeting fellow writers.