Bronwyn Parry's six romantic thrillers set in remote NSW combine the emotion of a contemporary romance with the tension of a fast-paced crime plot and have been published in Australia, the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic. Her novels have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart, RITA, and Daphne du Maurier awards, the Australian Romance Readers awards for Favourite Romantic Suspense, and her fifth novel, Storm Clouds, is the first romantic suspense novel to be shortlisted for the Davitt Awards for crime fiction by Australian women. The North Wind, a Christmas novella, is a slight change of pace from Bronwyn's usual gritty romantic thriller. It's set in the same small town as the books in the Dungirri series, and there is a mystery to solve - but it's not quite as gritty and dangerous as the other books. It is Christmas, after all. Bronwyn lives in the New England tablelands of northern NSW and loves to travel in Australia's wild places.