Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten. Coming in first she won a handful of book tokens – perfect for a young bookworm!
As years went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. Finally, she really decided to go for it, and wrote. Really wrote. And after a while she had a bunch of articles, and a non fiction book to her name. But her real love is writing novels and the magical escapism it affords – for both writer and reader. After self publishing her first novel when a contract fell through as the publishers succumbed to the recession, she continued to look for opportunities.
In August 2015, she won Harper Collins Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition and her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’, was published in November.
Maxine lives in Sussex, England and when not wrangling with words, can be found adding to her To Be Read pile, sewing, walking and wondering when the ironing fairies might arrive.