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Bianca Marais



Bianca Marais holds a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Torontos SCS, and her work has been published in World Enough and Crime.

Before turning to writing, she started a corporate training company and volunteered with Cotlands, where she assisted care workers in Soweto with providing aid for HIV/AIDS orphans and their caregivers.

Originally from South Africa, she now resides in Toronto with her husband.
 

Genres: Romance
 

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