Photographer: Jen Dainer,  Industrial Arc Photography

Photographer: Jen Dainer, Industrial Arc Photography

Charlotte Nash is the bestselling author of six contemporary love stories, including four set in country Australia. Her first novel, Ryders Ridge, set in a small-town medical practice, was an Australian top-10 debut for 2013. She is now published around the world, with her latest works Saving You and The Paris Wedding. She writes extraordinary love stories: tales of romances that begin in unlikely circumstances and transcend barriers to celebrate life itself. All feature a lush sense of place, satisfying plot, and heartfelt journeys of discovery, body and soul.

She is an intrepid traveller with a lifelong love of new experiences, and has adventured around Australia and the world, including in her pre-writing work life. Those years involved medical student training throughout Queensland, and working as both a research engineer building rockets, and as an accident investigator. She has a deep database of professional factoids now mostly deployed in fiction, and identifies strongly with interdisciplinary writing and research.

She is partial to a good doughnut, gourmet tea, and action movies of the 80s and 90s, and reads across the genre smorgasboard, including romance, new adult, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and really anything that looks interesting. Her favourite writers are Jilly Cooper, JR Ward, Nahlini Singh, Colleen Hoover, Liane Moriaty, JoJo Moyes, Neal Stephenson, Naomi Novik, Michael Crichton, Ted Chiang, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

Formal bio for writers conferences and panels:

Charlotte Nash is the internationally published author of six contemporary novels, most recently The Paris Wedding and Saving You. She also spans genres as the author of numerous speculative fiction stories, and is a multiple nominee for the Ditmar and Aurealis awards for short fiction. She has degrees in engineering and medicine, and is completing a creative writing PhD. She has taught writing through The University of Queensland, Queensland Writers Centre, and University of Technology Sydney. She enjoys creating at unconventional intersections of genres, disciplines and ideas, and finds this plays happily with both romance and science fiction, the two best kinds of imagining a different reality.