Trish always fancied herself a writer, so she dutifully picked gherkins and washed dishes in a Chinese restaurant on her way to earning herself an economics degree and a qualification as a chartered accountant instead. Work took her to Canberra where she promptly fell in love with a tall, dark and handsome hero who cut computer code, and marriage and the inevitable children followed, which gave Trish the chance to step back from her career and think about what she’d really like to do.
When Trish spied a newspaper article reporting that Harlequin was actively seeking new authors, it was a “Eureka!” moment, Trish was going to be one of those authors! 11 years later, Harlequin finally came to the party and she sold her first book.
Since then, Trish has sold thirty titles to Harlequin with sales in excess of 6 million globally, with her books printed in more than thirty languages in forty countries worldwide. Her favourite editions are the Czech translations, where she becomes Trish Moreyova, and the Japanese Manga (graphic, or comic) editions, which to put it simply, are just very, very cool.
Trish is now also writing novellas for Tule Publishing and single title Romance/Women’s Fiction for Harlequin Mira Australia after a stint with Pan Macmillan Australia.
Four times nominated and two times winner of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year (RuBY) Award, in 2012, Trish was nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award, for her mad piano playing Count Volta, in A Storm Within.
When she’s not out traveling the world in search of inspiration for her stories, Trish lives with her family in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, surrounded by orchards and bushland and visited by the occasional koala and kangaroo.
Trish reckons she has the best job in the world.