Fiona Marsden has lived most of her life in rural Australia, sharing her five-acre block with kangaroos, wallabies and the odd koala and possum. Born and bred in Queensland, Australia, Fiona grew up in the far west of the state, lived for several years in Brisbane and is now settled on the Granite Belt in the rural south east.
Fiona has worked as a governess, a clerk, a teacher aide, an enrolled nurse, a disability support worker and financial manager. She has also glued thousands of plant samples on card for storage.
Married with seven children and two grandchildren, Fiona spent the last thirty-two years working and advocating in the disability sector serving on a local committee for thirty years and as project manager for the purchase and construction of buildings for the service.
Writing has always been a passion, from poetry published in the Courier Mail and school annuals to fanfiction in the seventies, before we had the internet. She honed her craft writing grant applications that require a vivid imagination, to finally finding her place writing happy endings. She is an avid reader and has read most genres over the years.
Fiona has been fortunate in winning and placing in a number of writing awards both here and overseas. Several stories have been published in anthologies and she has self-published several novellas and two 60k word romances.