Maggie Brooke was born on a farm in Kansas and now she lives in Oz. (No ruby slippers, please, she does not want to go back!) She is a free-lance writer and, although she has had many stories, poems and articles published this is her first novel to hit the big time. She has lived more places, worked more jobs, had more men than she cares to remember. Favourite place to live - tropical island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Favourite job - delivering babies in an African jungle. Favourite men - her gorgeous grandsons. She now lives in North Queensland with her dog, Gideon.