laraine stephens: author

Laraine Stephens lives in Beaumaris, a bayside suburb of Melbourne, Australia. With an Arts degree from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Librarianship, she worked in secondary schools as a Head of Library. On retirement, Laraine decided to turn her hand to the craft of crime writing.

She is a member of Writers Victoria, Sisters in Crime (Australia), the Australian Crime Writers’ Association, the International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers’ Association of the UK.

When she’s not writing, she travels to far-flung destinations, such as Iceland, Egypt and the Galapagos Islands, with the love of her life, Bob. She also enjoys her work as a volunteer guide at the Old Melbourne Gaol, playing golf and Mahjong, reading and eating out.

Laraine has two adult children, Trevor and Angela, son-in-law Sam, granddaughters Eloise and Madeleine, and a maladjusted red toy poodle, Zoe.