was originally a teacher at her local university. She married and raised a family, but her first love was always romance. She penned her first novel while on family leave with her second child and it was published in 1990, proving that a family can survive on spaghetti and toasted sandwiches! She's now given up teaching. She'd give up housework too if only the animals would stop moulting and the kids would learn to clean up! Marion has also written as Trisha David.