Tea is an established Australian author of contemporary and historical fiction. In a past life she was a teacher, a journalist and a farmer. These days she haunts museums and indulges her passion for storytelling. She is the bestselling author of The Horse Thief, The Cedar Cutter and The Currency Lass published by Harlequin Mira. Her next book, The Naturalist's Daughter will be available on December 18th, 2017.
The Naturalist's Daughter 2018
The Currency Lass 2017
The Cedar Cutter 2016
The Horse Thief 2015
(9th highest selling debut fiction title by an Australian writer in 2015)
Forgotten Fragrance 2015
Jazz Baby 2014
Lily's Leap 2014
Matilda's Freedom 2013
The Other Side of Tom Cat Creek 2015
Back to Blue Gum Flat 2015
The Journey Home 2013
Passionfruit & Poetry 2013
Tree Change 2012
The Caper Merchant 2015
End of the Rainbow 2015
A Winning Streak 2013
Works in progress
The Armistice Promise
The Somerset Girls
by Harper Collins HQ Fiction, MIRA and Escape Publishing.
Tea Cooper writes Australian contemporary and historical fiction. In a past life she was a teacher, a journalist and a farmer. These days she haunts museums and indulges her passion for storytelling.
Téa always knew one day she would write a novel. It all began with a rather risqué story in the back of an exercise book at boarding school featuring the long suffering gardener- not really the ideal romantic hero but it was before she knew any better.
Life and a few real heroes showed her the error of her ways and with a husband, a baby tucked under one arm and a half built house she entered a Mills and Boon writing competition. To her earth shattering amazement she won second place - the prize was a bottle of perfume. Next time she was determined to do better.
Writing remained the stuff of fantasy. Her family, a herd of alpacas, a protea farm and a full time teaching job intervened until one day she decided it was time to do or die. No more procrastination. The characters and plots that had lived in her head for so long were clamouring to escape.
In August 2011 Tea joined Romance Writers of Australia and her debut novel Tree Change was published in November 2012. She has since written several other Australian rural stories both contemporary and historical. Her historical novels are published by by Harper Collins HQ Fiction, MIRA and Escape Publishing.
Tea is also a member of Hunter Romance Writers, the Australian Romance Readers Association and Wollombi's Pencil Orchids. She is currently working on her next Australian historical novel.
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