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Jessica Hart was born in Scotland, where her mother continues to live. Jessica's earliest dreams were about sitting on a sand dune in the Sahara,working in the Outback, hacking her way through a jungle or bouncing along adusty track in a battered old Land Rover rather than writing a book. Heritchy feet took her from Afghanistan to Australia, from Algeria to Belize,and Cameroon to Indonesia, with various stops en route, and she loved itall.

Because she was always thinking about where she wanted to go next, she neverquite managed a proper career. Instead she had a haphazard series of jobsaround the world. Her last 'proper' job was on the foreign newsdesk of anational newspaper. Before that, she was on expedition in West Africa,cooked on an outback cattle station, taught English as a foreign language,was production assistant for a theatre company and research assistant for apublisher of restaurant guides and filled in the gaps between by working asa secretary, waitress, chambermaid and dishwasher. Regular readers willprobably recognize how often she has drawn on her wide but lowly workingexperience for inspiration when it comes to setting and plot!

Now Jessica leads a rather more staid existence, dividing her time betweencity life in York and a country cottage in Wiltshire where her partner,John, lives. This involves a lot of driving up and down the motorway, whichtakes up a lot of time. After nine years of research, Jessica finallycompleted a Ph.D. on York's later medieval and early modern streets in 2004,but still never seems to have enough time to get everything done. When she'snot writing romance, she is usually busy doing something connected with food(cooking, meeting friends for a drink, eating, gossiping over coffee etc) orwalking her Westie, Mungo, but she also loves history and gardening andreading and travelling, and there are still times, too, when she yearns forwider horizons.

Jessica has written over 45 books for Harlequin Romance, and won the RomanceWriters of America's prestigious RITA award for the best traditional romancein 2005. In 2006, she was awarded the Romance Prize for the best categoryromance by the UK's Romantic Novelists' Association, and is short-listed forthe same award in 2007.
Love In Australia: Outback
1. Outback Bride (1997)
2. Outback Husband (1998)

Mistletoe Magic (1996) (with Jeanne Allan, Penny Jordan and Sally Wentworth)
Weddings Down Under (2001) (with Helen Bianchin and Margaret Way)
City Girls (2002) (with Liz Fielding and Penny Jordan)
All in a Day (2005) (with Carole Mortimer and Rebecca Winters)
Here Comes the Bride (2005) (with Rebecca Winters)
Twins Come Too! (2006) (with Marion Lennox and Sara Wood)
Outback Proposals (2006) (with Lindsay Armstrong and Barbara Hannay)
Wedding Vows (2007) (with Barbara Hannay and Catherine Spencer)
Whose Baby? (2007) (with Caroline Anderson and Lucy Gordon)
Blind-Date Grooms (2007) (with Sara Craven and Emma Darcy)
Bringing up Baby (2007) (with Liz Fielding and Marion Lennox)
Brides for Christmas (2007) (with Liz Fielding and Carole Mortimer)
Mothers Wanted (2008) (with Marion Lennox and Sandra Marton)
Christmas Dreams (2008) (with Betty Neels and Rebecca Winters)
Her Billionaire Boss (2009) (with Kathryn Ross and Cathy Williams)
Sleigh Bells and Wedding Rings (2009) (with Debbie Macomber and Betty Neels)
Christmas Angel for the Billionaire / Under the Boss's Mistletoe (Romance) (2009) (with Liz Fielding)
Oh-So-Sensible Secretary / Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-after (2010) (with Fiona Harper)
Bridegroom Bosses (2010) (with Susan Stephens and Cathy Williams)
Destination: Summer Weddings! (2010) (with Lucy Gordon and Nicola Marsh)
Convenient Engagements (2011)
Paradise Nights (2011) (with Kelly Hunter and Anne Oliver)
Summer Reads Collection (2011) (with Katherine Garbera, Olivia Gates, Abby Green, Kelly Hunter, Brenda Jackson, Julia James, Yvonne Lindsay, Emily McKay, Catherine Mann, Melanie Milburne, Sarah Morgan and Anne Oliver)
Loving Our Heroes (2011) (with Amy Andrews and India Grey)
A Very Personal Assistant (2013) (with Nina Harrington and Margaret Mayo)
Introducing Mills & Boon (2014) (with Tina Beckett, Kat Cantrell, Beth Cornelison, Michele Hauf, Rita Herron, Samantha Hunter, Miranda Lee, Bronwyn Scott and Rebecca Winters)
The Baby Surprise (2014) (with Jackie Braun and Barbara McMahon)
Six Australian Heroes (2015) (with Jennie Adams, Lindsay Armstrong, Barbara Hannay, Miranda Lee and Margaret Way)
His Temporary Cinderella (2015) (with Cara Colter and Christine Rimmer)
Single Dad Needs... (2015) (with Amy Andrews, Lisa Childs, Abby Green, Catherine Mann and Susan Meier)
Four Christmas Treats (2016) (with Susan Crosby, Penny Jordan and Margaret Mayo)
The British Bachelors Collection (2017) (with Maggie Cox, Sara Craven, Kate Hardy, Nina Harrington, Nikki Logan, Christy McKellen, Victoria Parker, Elizabeth Power and Cathy Williams)
British Bachelors: Gorgeous and Impossible (2017) (with Nina Harrington and Elizabeth Power)
British Bachelors: Perfect and Available (2017) (with Jessica Gilmore and Charlotte Phillips)
Series contributed to
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2005) : Christmas Eve Marriage

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