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Loretta Hill


Australia

aka Loretta Brabant

Loretta Hill was born in Perth, Western Australia, the eldest of four girls. She enjoyed writing from a very early age, spinning stories almost as soon as she could read them.

She was first published in the West Australian Newspaper with a short story about a circus horse when she was eleven years old. They paid her ten dollars for it and she knew she'd found her calling.

She put her dream on hold however, to pursue a less risky career in engineering. Blessed with her father's knack for science, she graduated from the University of Western Australia and began working as a structural engineer. She continued to create stories in her free time.

She now writes contemporary romances for Avalon Books under the name Loretta Brabant and mainstream commerical women's fiction for Random House Australia under the name Loretta Hill. She is happily married with three young children. When Loretta isn't writing, she enjoys reading, good food and travelling.