Joanna Neil had her future planned. She enjoyed her work as an infant teacher and didn't envisage any changes to her way of life. But then she discovered Mills & Boon. She was surprised to find how absorbing and interesting they were and read them on a regular basis. The more she read, the more she had the overwhelming desire to write one. Encouraged by her family, she persevered until her first book was accepted, and after several books were published, she decided to write full time. Margaret Barker has always enjoyed writing but it wasn't until she'd pursued several careers that she became a full-time writer. Since 1983 she has written over 50 Medical Romance books, some set in exotic locations reflecting her love of travel, others set in the UK, many of them in Yorkshire where she was born. When Margaret is travelling she prefers to soak up the atmosphere and let creative ideas swirl around inside her head before she returns home to write her next story.