Author: Shirley Wine

I have lived in New Zealand's beautiful farming country all my life.

This rural lifestyle provides a rich source of settings and inspiration for my stories. I've always written, freelancing for local and National newspapers, and for years had a regular County Comment Column in a national daily.

I've been a reader of romance from the moment my sister introduced me to The English Women's Weekly and their wonderful serialised romances. I fell in love with the genre.

A member of Romance Writers of New Zealand, many of my stories have finaled, been highly commended, or commended in the Clendon Award.

I love exploring human hopes and frailties, aspirations, love and laughter. Why Romance? To me, first and last, family matters. And Romance is all about reaffirming and celebrating family values.