Photographer: Jen Dainer,  Industrial Arc Photography

Photographer: Jen Dainer, Industrial Arc Photography

Charlotte Nash is the bestselling author of six contemporary novels, including four set in country Australia. Her first novel, Ryders Ridge, set in a small-town medical practice, was an Australian top-10 debut for that year. Her latest works are Saving You and The Paris Wedding, which has been sold in eight countries and translated into multiple languages. Her novels all feature a lush sense of place, rich plot, emotive heart, a body and soul odyssey for her characters ... stories written for pleasure with deeper themes to discover.

She is an intrepid traveller with a lifelong love of new experiences, and has adventured around Australia and the world, including in her pre-writing work life. Those years involved medical student training throughout Queensland, and working as both a research engineer building rockets, and as an accident investigator. She has a deep database of professional factoids now mostly deployed in fiction, and identifies strongly with interdisciplinary writing and research.

She is partial to a good doughnut, gourmet tea, and action movies of the 80s and 90s, and reads across the genre smorgasboard, including romance, new adult, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and really anything that looks interesting. Her favourite writers are Jilly Cooper, JR Ward, Nahlini Singh, Colleen Hoover, Liane Moriaty, JoJo Moyes, Neal Stephenson, Naomi Novik, Michael Crichton, Ted Chiang, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

Formal bio for writers conferences and panels:

Charlotte Nash is the internationally published author of six contemporary novels, most recently The Paris Wedding and Saving You. She also spans genres as the author of numerous speculative fiction stories, and is a multiple nominee for the Ditmar and Aurealis awards for short fiction. She has degrees in engineering and medicine, and brings these technical perspectives into her work, most recently in her creative writing PhD (which she is thankfully about to submit). She has taught and mentored emerging writers through The University of Queensland, Queensland Writers Centre, and University of Technology Sydney. She particularly loves creativity at unconventional intersections of genres, disciplines and ideas.