Historical Fiction published by HQ Fiction Harper Collins
The Girl in the Painting 2020
The Woman in the Green Dress 2019
The Naturalist's Daughter 2018
2018 Davitt Awards – long listed
#25 Better Reading Top 100 2019
2019 Finalist RWAmerica Daphne du Maurier Awards
The Horse Thief 2015
9th highest selling debut fiction title by an Australian writer in 2015
2015 Australian Romance Readers Favourite Cover
2015 Australian Romance Readers Finalist Historical Romance
Historical Romance published by Harlequin MIRA
The Currency Lass 2017
2017 Australian Romance Readers Finalist Historical Romance
2018 Shortlisted Romance Writers New Zealand Koru-Award
Koru-Award of Excellence. Long Romance Book of the Year 2018
Koru-Award of Excellence. Overall Best Book 2018
The Cedar Cutter 2016
Historical Fiction by Escape Publishing
The House on Boundary Street 2020
Forgotten Fragrance 2015
Lily's Leap 2014
Matilda's Freedom 2013
Works in progress
The Cartographer's Secret 2020
The Paleontologist's Dream 2021
The longer version …
Téa is an established Australian author of 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 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 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 fiction is published by Harper Collins.
Tea is a member of the Historical Novel Society of Australasia, Hunter Romance Writers, the Australian Romance Readers Association and Wollombi's Pencil Orchids. She is currently working on her next historical mystery.