Lee is the author of nine novels, her most recent alpine-crime trilogy with romantic elements includes the best-selling and award-winning Charlotte Pass, and best-selling Crackenback which are set in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.
Born and bred in Newcastle, Lee always hankered to write. During her high school years, she sang and played guitar in a band, playing regular gigs around town – often penning her own songs, something she says is the very essence of storytelling.
But life had other plans and Lee’s passion for writing and music was put on the backburner. Lee started working in a legal office which represented some colourful underworld characters – the perfect fodder for this budding writer’s future novels.
In the mid-nineties, after a magical ski-trip, Lee had the chance to dabble in writing again, with an article for a reputable magazine.
But it wasn’t until 2008, when Lee’s children had grown up, that she decided to bite the bullet and turn her long-held passion for creativity into a serious day job. She was 53.
In the next decade, Lee wrote five romantic suspense novels, published with Harlequin Australia’s Escape imprint, and one self-published novel. They included In Safe Hands, which won a host of awards as an unpublished manuscript.
Today Lee lives in Newcastle with her husband and her Irish Wheaten Terrier, Honey.
Her 10th book, The Precedent, will be out in early 2024, published by Allen and Unwin.
Lee is the writer of six romantic suspense novels and three alpine-crime novels