Karen McMillan lives in New Zealand and is the author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her non-fiction titles include - Unbreakable Spirit: Facing the Challenge of Cancer, Love Bytes, Feast or Famine, and Unleash Your Inner Seductress.Her fiction titles include Watching Over Me, and the bestselling historical novels The Paris of the East and The Paris of the West. Karen has a Diploma in Professional Writing and an Advanced Diploma of Applied Arts (Writing). Love Bytes was originally published as Love in Aotearoa by Random House and the book was short-listed for the Ashton Wylie Book Award in 2005. Previously an award-winning fashion designer, Karen has worked in the book publishing industry for the past 17 years. Karen has written articles for a variety of different publications and from time to time she undertakes ghost-writing projects.