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 (not all of them successfully). 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 travel and shoes!