Gracie was born in London, and raised and educated in New Zealand. She lives in a state of cheerful chaos with her husband and pets; a German Shepherd who snores like a buzz saw, and a cat who ignores birds but steals their bread.
She first began writing in earnest in 1998, holed up in an apartment in Marietta, GA, while her husband, a field engineer, traveled the United States for fifteen days a month. She started her second manuscript in a hotel in San Diego, where she discovered the joys of room service—something she fully intends to exploit again one day.
She has worked as an elementary school teacher, counselor, office manager, technical help-desk operator, editor of a local newspaper, and technical documentation writer in the electronics industry.
A former VP of RWNZ, she spent 2011 as part of the editorial team responsible for Romance Writers of New Zealand’s monthly magazine, Heart To Heart.
Her work has won the Romance Writers of New Zealand Clendon Readers' Choice Award, and the Mainstream with Romantic Elements Category NTRW Great Expectations Competition.