Jayne Bauling was born on 4 April in Middlesex, England, UK, but she relocated to South Africa at a very young age, where she grew up. She spent most of her life in the bustling city of Johannesburg. She always wrote, but was too shy to show anyone until the publication of some poems in her teens gave her the confidence to attempt the romances she wanted to published. She published her first book in her early twenties, and since 1978, she published 17 romance novels at Mills & Boon. When she moved to White River, she decided to change also her writing style, and started in the youth novel market. Her Young Adult novels have been awarded the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa and the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Award. She also won the inaugural African Writing Prize for Flash Fiction with her story Settling. Her adult and youth short stories have been published in a number of South African anthologies. Her poetry has been broadcast on the SABC’s SAfm and published in a number of international literary journals. She has won poetry awards from SAfm and People Opposing Women Abuse. Her interests include reading, poetry, bird-watching and wine. You can contact her at [email protected]

Book List in Order: 19 titles