An ardent lover of books from day one, Mandi has been reading and writing fiction her entire life, and has always wanted to be an author. Surrounded by books since childhood, she was besotted early on by the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and of course, JRR Tolkien. Her first copy of Jane Eyre, given to her at age ten, was re-read over and over until it literally fell apart. Mandi still adores reading and she has encouraged this love and respect for books in her children as well.
Six Steps Down is Mandi’s debut novel. It and the sequel she is currently writing come from ideas formed over time inspired by many things, but predominantly by her love for Victoria’s beautiful, rugged coastline.