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Hello and welcome to my little corner of Romancelandia!

The Book Boyfriend

is now available for preorder here

The Book Boyfriend promo image featuring images of the paperback and ebook cover art on a blurry background of old books and a review quote by author Belinda Missen which reads: The best Romance I’ve read this year!

About me

My first name is pronounced like “Gina” (I’m named after the Old-Hollywood movie star Gina Lollabrigida!) I write romance with a magical twist, often featuring characters with physical and mental health conditions, because people with chronic health problems deserve Happily Ever Afters too!

My debut novel, “The Book Boyfriend”, a paranormal/time-travel romance featuring positive mental health and fat rep will be published in October 2021 from Violet Gaze Press.

In 2018, I created UKRomChat, a live Twitter chat featuring romance authors and industry professionals, which amazingly, has been nominated for industry awards! You can find out more about UKRomChat here.

Also in 2018, I developed a rare chronic disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) after an accident at work, leaving me disabled and having to leave a job I loved. On the plus side, I do now have more time to write! It was a family joke that I must have been bitten by a radioactive sloth as a teenager, but I’ve recently discovered that my inability to focus and general snail pace is because I have ADHD, which probably also explains my MAJOR Shiny New Thing Syndrome.

I live in glorious Devon with my husband, our two children and a cat who sounds like a goat. Come and chat with me on Twitter or…

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