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Within days of hearing that Harlequin® was planning to launch a new fantasy imprint, I had called my editor and submitted a proposal. Fantasy novels by J.R. R. Tolkein, Ursula LeGuin and Lloyd Alexander had first inspired me to become a writer. I was delighted to be offered a contract for two connected books and thrilled to be the first Harlequin author to write for the Luna imprint!

The Wizard's Ward

Years before, the peaceful world of Umbria was torn apart by ruthless invaders...

That is the only life Maura has known until her wizard guardian announces she is to be queen. But first she must find and waken the legendary "Waiting King" in order to overthrow the enemy occupation. For centuries men have searched in vain for the fabled warrior. What chance has one young witch and her outlaw ally — especially since they have only until midsummer's moon?

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The Destined Queen

Title: The Destined Queen

Can the Queen who has once done the impossible ever be free?

After awakening the "Waiting King" Maura Woodbury thinks her duty to her country is completed. But Maura's task has only just begun.

Rath, once a notorious outlaw has no magic, and thus no power to expel the cruel invaders from their kingdom. Yet the people expect a miracle and Maura is their only hope...


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Graphic Novels

My fantasy novels were published in a number of countries and most well-received in Japan. They were soon turned into graphic novels, with stunning art work by Kyuka Min. Later the graphic novels were serialized in Harlequin Japan's first magazine, HQComics! I hope one day they will be retranslated into English for release in North America.



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