Photographer: Jen Dainer, Industrial Arc Photography

Photographer: Jen Dainer, Industrial Arc Photography

Bio

(The formal bit!)

Charlotte Nash was born in historic Lincoln, England and grew up in the sunny Redland Shire of Brisbane. Obsessed with horses and riding, she began stealing her mother's Jilly Cooper novels at the age of thirteen, and has been enthusiastic for romance ever since. Always a little unconventional, she took a meandering path to writing through careers in engineering and medicine, including stints building rockets and as an industrial accident investigator. Now she writes romantic stories, and moonlights as a creative writing PhD student, studying how narratives engage the brain. She lives in a cosy Brisbane cottage with her husband and son, and a small flock of lovable chooks.

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Writing

My contemporary small-town (romance) and big-world (women's fiction) novels are published with Hachette Australia. I also am a long-time writer of sci-fi and fantasy (for all stories, head to my other site here) for which I have been amazingly flattered to be nominated for Ditmar and Aurealis awards. I teach creative writing in some semesters at The University of Queensland and for Queensland Writers Centre.

More trivia ...

When not writing, I'm an omnivorous movie buff (with special affection for vintage Schwarzenegger and the teen movie genre), and love cruising about on my purple trumpy (a Triumph motorcycle for the uninitiated). When I can force myself out of bed, I also go in for  weightlifting, running, and sailing a yacht somewhere warm with palm trees. Most of all, I enjoy the art of travelling and new adventures.

In random notes, I have a tiny head (I have had to wear the kids' helmets at some fun parks) which means I look good in hats. I don't really like caffeine.

My favourite writers are Jilly Cooper, JR Ward, Nahlini Singh, Colleen Hoover, Liane Moriaty, JoJo Moyes, Neal Stephenson, Michael Crichton, Ted Chiang and Kim Stanley Robinson.