Tricia Stringer grew up on a farm in country South Australia and has spent most of her life in rural communities, which is where she loves to be. She is the mother of three wonderful children and their partners and is lucky enough to be a nanna.
Tricia has filled various roles in her local community, owned a post office and bookshop and spent many years in education. She and her husband, Daryl, currently live in the beautiful Copper Coast region. Tricia loves to walk on the beach and travel to and across Australia’s vast array of communities and landscapes. A sense of place in her stories is very important.
Reading and writing have always been a focus in Tricia’s life. It was a yearning to write stories which would bring local history alive for children that started Tricia on the journey to develop her writing skills and begin to write for younger readers. A path that led on to writing adult stories.
Tricia is now the bestselling author of the rural romances Queen of the Road, Right as Rain, Riverboat Point and Between the Vines and the historical saga Heart of the Country and Dust on the Horizon. Queen of the Road won the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year award in 2013. Riverboat Point was shortlisted for the same award in 2015 and Between the Vines in 2016.
She’s delighted her portrayal of rural Australia is enjoyed by many. It’s her goal to bring the country to readers. She also finds great enjoyment in bringing history to life in her short stories for children and her sagas for adults. There’s always another tale to be written. Thus said, she is currently working on her next manuscript.