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Maxine writes contemporary romantic fiction, as well as fun, fizzy romantic comedies.

Having self published her first book following a recession inspired collapse of a contract, she has since won Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition, and published her first romantic comedy, 'Winter's Fairytale', with them. Having previously been a member of the New Writers’ Scheme many years ago, she is now thrilled to, once more, be part of the RNA.

Whilst novels are most definitely Maxine’s first love, her writing has also extended to local history books, as well as articles on a range of subjects stretching from the golden age of motor racing to the history of wedding dresses.

Maxine lives in Sussex, England with her husband and when not wrangling with words, can be found reading, sewing, walking and occasionally spending a little too much time on Twitter, where you can find her @Scribbler_Maxi

She is also on Instagram  @scribbler_maxi

It's a fact

The first romantic novel – arguably the first modern novel in English – was 'Oroonoko' by Aphra Behn, published in 1688, full of drama, violence and cruelty; it ends tragically.