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Rhoda Baxter started off in the South of England and pinged around the world a bit until she ended up in the North of England, where the cakes are better. Along the way she collected one husband, two kids, a few (ahem) extra stone in weight and a DPhil in molecular biology (but not necessarily in that order). She had a childhood ambition to be an astronaut or at least 5 feet tall. Having failed at both of these, she now writes smart romantic comedy instead.

Her first novel, Patently in Love, was a contender for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award and was a top ten finalist in the 2012 Preditors and Editors poll for romance reads. Her second novel, Having a Ball, will be published in March 2013.


She can be found wittering on about science, comedy and cake on her website www.rhodabaxter.com or on Twitter @rhodabaxter

It's a fact

Sending a romantic text is the third most commonly used chat-up technique among under 35s.