Natalie Charles came at writing in the usual way: as an escape from the pressures of practicing law. She tried literary fiction for a while, but quickly fell in love (ha) with contemporary romance and with romantic suspense. Happy endings and hot guys — what’s not to enjoy about that? (Answer: nothing.)

In 2011, she entered Mills & Boons’ New Voices Competition, never ever imagining she’d get anywhere. When she won, no one was more surprised and, well…she had to come up with a book pretty damn quickly. It was the kick in the pants she desperately needed to focus on her writing career. She went on to publish three books with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, one of which won the 2015 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery/Suspense. In 2015, Natalie decided she wanted to focus on something a little different, so she started self-publishing the Archer Cove Series. She loves reaching new readers with this lighter series of books set in a small seaside town.

When Natalie isn’t writing, she’s probably reading or, you know, spending time with her family doing other stuff. She lives in Connecticut with a hero husband and two bookish children. She’s grateful every day to be doing what she loves.

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