About Romy

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who dreamed big dreams. Let's call her Romy.
Romy dreamed of one day living inside one of the fairy tales in her head. But she grew up in Durban, South Africa – not exactly the sort of place where fairy tale princesses grow up. It took the help of a great many fairy godmothers, the slaying of a few dragons, and not nearly enough pretty glass shoes, for Romy to eventually became the princess she'd always dreamed of being.

As a 2016 finalist for the Romance Writers of America® RITA Award for her novel Not a Fairy Tale, and Chairperson of ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa), all of Romy's dreams have come true. She is not only a multi-published author, but as a writing coach and teacher, she now helps make other writers' dreams come true too.

Though Romy's heart lies in Europe, she doesn't cope well with the cold, so she lives in sunny South Africa, in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, where she is mom to two little princesses and a pet dragon (okay, he's a bearded dragon, but that counts!)

Romy writes contemporary fairy tale romances and short 1920s historical romances. She loves Hallmark movies, Country music, travel, and losing herself in stories. Her favourite authors range from Christina Lauren and Melanie Harlow to Kelly Hunter and Charlaine Harris, JD Robb, Katherine Kerr, Mary Stewart and Georgette Heyer.