Looking back, I always seemed to be writing something, but the first time I actually thought I might make a career as a writer was when I won the local short story contest.

Suddenly my name was in the newspaper and people had heard of me, and I was actually paid! Probably until then, although I had dreamed of being a writer, I had never expected to make a career from it. I thought writing was a hobby.

After the contest win I began to wonder if, maybe, one day I would be able to write and not have to work to support my habit!

As well as writing for Avon in the USA under the name Sara Bennett, over the years I have written for Mills & Boon/Harlequin as Deborah Miles. Two of these early books have now been reissued as eBooks. I also wrote as Lilly Sommers for the Australian market.

I currently juggle my writing with sharing an old house and big garden with my husband, as well as far too many animals. Sometimes writing anything is a struggle but I keep trying because I love it.