Born, raised and educated in Adelaide, the author travelled to the UK working for an Australian advertising company. Based for five years in London, travelling between Sydney, New York and Hong Kong, Ngaire married and soon returned to Australia, eventually settling on the Gold Coast with family. There she worked in hotel & resort design. With husband Rick, the family moved to Port Vila, to develop and operate Iririki Island Resort. While there she completed an online course through the Sydney Writers Centre, and studied part time at the University of South Pacific. An intriguing tale spanning Pacific island mythology, folklore, colonialism and cultural divides in what was then a French/British Condominium, became her first manuscript, ‘Circles’. Her second work, ‘Art of Summer’, is a family saga with as many twists and turns as complex as the mercurial heroine. After ten years in Port Vila, and following the sale of the resort, Ngaire returned to the Gold Coast with her family. Today Ngaire's interests include golf, bridge, her five adult children’s trials and tribulations, and greatly enjoying her six grandchildren.