Hello and welcome to my little corner of Romancelandia!
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!
In 2018, I created UKRomChat, a live Twitter chat featuring romance authors and industry professionals, which amazingly, was an Romantic Novelists’ Association Media Star Award Nominee 2019 and 2020! I am a member of the RNA New Writers’ Scheme and a founder of the RNA DISCO Chapter, for members with disabilities and other chronic health conditions.
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.