Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire and is married with two children. Although born in England, she is half Swedish and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan and she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East and other parts of the world. Her debut novel Trade Winds, a historical romance and adventure story, was short-listed for the Pure Passion Award for Best Historical Fiction 2011. Her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, received the Best Historical Fiction prize for the Big Red Read 2011. Her novels Highland Storms and The Gilded Fan both won the Historical Novel of the Year award (Highland Storms in 2012 and The Gilded Fan in 2014), while The Silent Touch of Shadows (time slip) won the Festival of Romance award for Best Historical in 2013. Christina also writes contemporary YA and New England Rocks was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award in the YA category in 2014. Her hobbies include genealogy, archaeology (the armchair variety), listening to loud rock music and collecting things. She loves dogs, reading and chocolate.
Winner of The Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award 2011
Short-listed for The Festival of Romance Award for Best Historical Fiction 2011
Christina Courtenay is a writer of historical romance with a bright future ahead of her. Her first novel, "Trade Winds," was a best-seller that has won plaudits by readers and critics alike and, with "The Scarlet Kimono," this outstanding storyteller continues to prove that she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of historical romantic fiction!