Stella Quinn believes romance, adventure and escape are the reasons we love to read. They’re also the reasons she loves to write. She’s just finished a trio of holiday romance novels: Tropic Storm, Stowaway, which came second in the RWA Emerald Award for best unpublished manuscript in 2018, and Island Fling, which won the coveted Valerie Parv Award in 2018. Her novella, The Umbrella Diaries, was recently contracted for publication in Literary Crush Publishing’s 2019 Kissing In The Rain anthology, and she has a short story, Beneath The Waves, published in an RWA Australia anthology. Stella was born in England, has lived in Asia, Australia and the South Pacific, and travels extensively (by book and by research, and even, occasionally, by plane) to romantic destinations, many of which she talks about in her blog The Traveling Heart: a booklover’s guide to romantic destinations. When she’s not sitting under a palm tree scribbling (the old-fashioned way) in a notebook, she can be found walking her labradors, roaming her neighbourhood in search of the perfect latte, or thrashing her children at scrabble.