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.
Art expert and undercover psychic Megan Alistair is still searching for the painting that has haunted her since childhood. When businessman Dominic Stone gets involved, her lifetime's web of secrets and lies begins to unravel. This time her masquerade isn't protection; it's a threat—against Megan, but worse, against the man she’s learning to love.
Megan Alistair has a gift; simply by touching a work of art she can tell whether it’s a forgery or a real master. But in the art world those who appreciate such talent can be dangerous, so Megan uses her gift in secret through someone she can trust—art dealer, Annalise Waterford.
Dominic Stone also has a gift; that of financial genius. Everything he touches turns to gold. But while his talent has given him a freedom most people would kill for, it can’t buy him access to elusive family secrets. Secrets his stepfather died with. Secrets only art dealer Annalise Waterford might reveal.
Only problem? Annalise is missing—and half the art underworld is looking for her.
When Stone learns Megan may know where Annalise is hiding he’ll do whatever it takes to get the information. But Megan doesn’t need anything Stone can offer her—and couldn’t take it, even if she did. Because there’s more at stake than lost secrets and a missing art dealer, and Megan is better acquainted with Stone than he can imagine. Enough to be certain some things should stay hidden, and that any future together might well destroy them both.
Touching Shadows is a full length Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense of 90,000 words. It won the 2007 Romance Writers of New Zealand Clendon Readers' Choice Award, and the Mainstream with Romantic Elements Category of the 2007 NTRW Great Expectations Competition.