About

Fiona Lowe is a RITA® & R*BY award-winning, multi-published author with Harlequin and Carina Press. Her novel, Boomerang Bride took out the double in the top romance fiction awards in the USA and Australia in 2012.

Whether her books are set in outback Australia or in the mid-west of the USA, they feature small towns with big hearts, and warm, likeable characters that make you fall in love. When she’s not writing stories, she’s a weekend wife, mother of two ‘ginger’ teenage boys, guardian of 80 rose bushes and often found collapsed on the couch with wine. You  can find her at her websitefacebookTwitter and Goodreads.

The award-winning Boomerang Bride is available now from Carina Press, Amazon Kindle, Nook, iBooks and all other online book stores and on shelf in Australia. Her Harlequin and Mills & Boon Medical Romances can be found at Harlequin USA, Mills & Boon Australia, The Book Depository, Amazon and in a bookstore near you.

During 2013, her ‘Wedding Fever’ trilogy will be released kicking off with Saved By The Bride (April 15) Picture Perfect Wedding (August 15) and Runaway Groom (January 2014).

For a more extensive bio…..

Growing up in Papua New Guinea without television, Fiona learned to read very early. One of her first teenage rebellions was refusing to go on a hike with her parents because she was half way through GONE WITH THE WIND.Fiona grew up in Papua New Guinea and learned to read very early as books were THE entertainment.

As an adult, Fiona read her way around the world always trying to read a book that related to where she was at the times…The Brontes in Yorkshire, Jane Austen in Bath, The Godfather in Italy, Michener in Hawaii…and so the list goes on.

The real world intruded on her life and she was forced to pull her nose out of a book and earn a living. Having read all the Cherry Ames books and grown up hearing stories about her mother’s nursing adventures she donned a white starched apron and followed the family tradition. Her favourite areas of hospital-based nursing are Midwifery, Accident & Emergency and Theatre. But preferring to be her own boss she quickly headed into community health and health education, enjoying the buzz of preventative medicine.

It was when Fiona was on maternity leave with her first child that she had the great idea that she could write a medical romance and work from home. It only took her ten years to sell a book! Click HERE to read her writing journey.

Fiona’s an Aussie but she’s lived in Edmonton Canada, Madison Wisconsin, and currently lives in a much warmer place close to the Great Ocean Road, in southern Victoria, Australia. In 2005 she sold her first Medical Romance to Harlequin Mills and Boon. Since then she’s sold 18 medical  romance books,as well as two single title novels. Her medical romances have won aCataromance Reviewer’s Award and been nominated for the RUBY, Australia’s premier romance writing award,Her 2011 debut single title novel,Boomerang Bride  has been nominated for the prestigious  RITA®, as well as an ARRA and an RT magazine Reviewer’s Choice award. She’s also had short stories published in Australian Woman’s Day. 

Fiona has given workshops at the Romance Writers of Australia’s annual conference, been guest speaker at libraries talking about romance and currently has a monthly column called, ‘Ask Auntie Fi’ in Heartstalk, the magazine of RWA.

She attempts to juggle her writing career with her husband, a rambling garden with 80 rose bushes and two heroes in the making. And just like her heroines she’s found herself a wonderful life partner who puts up with her when she loses herself in a good book. She’s training up two sons to do the same:-)
She can be contacted at fiona@fionalowe.com
 
RITA® Finalist2012

                                

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Fiona,
    enjoy the USA and I hope you have great success. Say hello to Sandra Allen a fellow Aussie from Benalla who will be over there with you too. She’s an old hand at the USA conferences if you need any info. Perhaps I’ll see you at next yr’s Aussie conference. Good luck to all the Aussie team supporting us….Cheers Carolyn from Shepparton

  2. Im not even in college, but im currently writing a book/ fan fiction that includes a lot of romance. The other day my mom told me there was another fiona lowe that writes romance novels. she didnt even know that i was writing them. i havent read any of your books but im going to very soon!

    • HI, Fiona! Lovely to hear from you. I have a funny story about how I came to be Fiona Lowe. When I got married, I kept my maiden name and I was Fiona Bathurst. That worked fine until I had a baby and we went to live in the USA. Immigration advised me to have my passport the same name as the baby’s surname as there had been problems getting into the US if the child had a different surname. So after being married a lot of years, I got a passport as Fiona Lowe. When I got to Madison, WI of course my passport was my only ID so when I opened a bank, got my drivers’ license etc, I had to be Fiona Lowe. By the time I got back to Australia years later, I was stuck. Guess what I discovered? There are a HEAP of Fiona Lowes! All fabulous women ;-)
      I am so thrilled you’re writing! Keep at it and keep in touch.
      Best wishes,
      Fiona

  3. By the way that actually is my name, and i didnt really know it was 4:00 am when i made these comments, because i live in the u.s. and its 1;00 pm here.

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