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About Romy


Once upon a time, 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. With the help of a great many fairy godmothers, the slaying of a few dragons (but not nearly enough pretty glass shoes), Romy's own fairy tale came true, and she now lives her dream as a multi-published author and writing coach. For the cherry on the top, her Hollywood romance, Not a Fairy Tale, was a 2016 finalist for the Romance Writers of America® RITA Award.

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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 teens chasing their own happy ever afters, and a pet dragon called Rori (okay, he's a bearded dragon, but that still counts!)

Romy writes contemporary, feel-good fairy tale romances and short 1920s historical romances. She loves country music, travel, and musical theatre (she's a die-hard Fansie!), and 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.

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