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 1st May 2021   published by:

Back in 2013 The Ripple Effect made me a proud Harlequin author for the first time through its Australian digital imprint Escape. I had the idea for the story when I read a newspaper article about a couple who had been married for a very long time, over thirty years, and somehow discovered to their immense surprise and shock that they were actually brother and sister. It got me thinking how I could use that idea but as one editor put it 'avoid the ick factor'. I had to create a scenario whereby my couple would think they were brother and sister...