Heidi Rice was born and bred and still lives in London, England. She has two boys who love to bicker, a wonderful husband who, luckily for everyone, has the patience of Job and a supportive and ever-growing British/French/Irish/American family. She also has two hamsters, one of whom looks suspiciously like a rat. As much as Heidi adores “the Big Smoke”, she also loves America and every two years or so she and her best friend Catri leave hubby and kids behind and Thelma and Louise it across the States for a couple of weeks (although they always leave out the driving-off-a-cliff bit). Some of their favorite haunts so far have included Monument Valley, the Nantahala Forest in North Carolina, St. Michaels in Maryland, Marfa in Texas and the Big Easy itself, New Orleans—but they’re always on the lookout for new places to explore. Heidi’s been a film buff since her early teens and a romance junkie for almost as long. She indulged her first love by being a film reviewer for the last ten years for the British newspaper The Daily Mail and its Irish sister paper. Some might call this a dream job—until they had to watch five-hundred Jean-Claude Van Damme films and find something new to say about each one. So a few years ago Heidi decided to pursue a new dream job, writing romance. Discovering the fantastic sisterhood of romance writers (both published and unpublished) in Britain, Australia and America made it a wild and wonderful journey to achieve her dream and become a published Harlequin novelist. That said, she still finds time to watch the odd movie—preferably ones with Johnny Depp.