Born in tropical North Queensland, Lena loves living close to the sea, although she moved frequently during her early years, living everywhere from large cities to isolated farms. Her most recent home has a deck overlooking the ocean, which is her favourite room in the house, for reading, writing, art, craft or even birdwatching, when the local birds come to visit.
After working as a primary school teacher in both her native Queensland, and later in New South Wales where she met her own romantic hero, she took a very early retirement to travel Australia with him, in a motorhome. This idyllic lifestyle lasted several years, during which time she indulged in the creation of story plots and their settings, culminating in her taking steps to fulfil her lifelong ambition to write.
Storytelling came naturally - she had been making up stories for her own entertainment all her life, but it wasn’t until she began traveling that she had time to write down some of her favourites. Now published, Marrying Alan Morgan, is the first in a series of rural romances set in the fictional town of Oxley Crossing. It is followed by the soon to be released second in the series, Saving Jonathon Armitage, with several more in the series planned. She also writes standalone contemporary romances and Australian historical romances.
She has an addiction to happily-ever-afters, in both her reading and her own stories, so the romance genre was a natural fit, and the variety of places she has lived have all added to the settings in which she brings love to life.