Cathryn Hein authorCathryn Hein is a popular author of rural romance and romantic adventure novels, a Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year finalist with Santa and the Saddler, and a regular Australian Romance Reader Awards finalist.

A South Australian country girl by birth, Cathryn loves nothing more than a rugged rural hero who’s as good with his heart as he is with his hands, which is probably why she writes them! Her romances are warm and emotional, and feature themes that don’t flinch from the tougher side of life but are often happily tempered by the antics of naughty animals. Her aim is to make you smile, sigh, and perhaps sniffle a little, but most of all feel wonderful.

Cathryn lives in Newcastle, Australia with her partner of many years, Jim. When she’s not writing, she plays golf (ineptly), cooks (well), and in football season barracks (rowdily) for her beloved Sydney Swans AFL team.

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A Bit of Fun

Quick Snippets

Favourite colour: Dark blue

Favourite animal: A horse, of course! Although everybody knows that dogs are the best people.

Favourite movie: Across the Universe. Anything with a sing-a-long, really, especially late at night. I’m also rather partial to Love, Actually and the Indiana Jones and Mummy franchises.

Favourite food: Fresh rice noodles. Love them. LOVE. Oh, and cherries.

Weird fact #1: In 1986 I was runner-up Miss Showgirl at Tantanoola Show.

Weird fact #2: My childhood family nickname was “Bucket”, apparently because I used to carry a bucket around and sit in it.

Weird fact #3: I have kissed the Blarney Stone. I don’t think it worked…

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