Industry Praise for Barbara DeLeo
Winner, RWNZ Koru Award Best Romance of the Year 2013 for Last Chance Proposal.
Finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award 2014 with Last Chance Proposal.
"Richly textured stories laced with heart-piercing emotion – Barbara DeLeo is an auto buy!”
Robyn Grady - R*BY winner 2012
"Sizzling, heart-warming and deeply romantic.” Rachel Bailey - USA TODAY Bestselling author
Winner of the 2014 RWNZ Romance Book of the Year, Barbara DeLeo’s first book, co-written with her best friend, was a story about beauty queens in space. She was eleven, and the sole, handwritten copy was lost years ago much to everyone’s relief. It’s some small miracle that she kept the faith and now lives her dream of writing sparkling contemporary romance with unforgettable characters.
Degrees in English and Psychology, and a career as an English teacher, fuelled Barbara’s passion for people and stories, and a number of years living in Europe gave her a love for romantic settings.
Discovering she was having her second set of twins in two years, Barbara knew she must be paying penance for being disorganized in a previous life and was determined to get it right this time. It’s amazing what being housebound with four preschoolers will do for the imagination and she decided it was time to follow her writing dream. Funnily enough, those first manuscripts had not a single child in them.
Married to her winemaker hero, Barbara’s happiest when she’s getting to know her latest cast of characters. She still loves telling stories about finding love in all the wrong places, but now without a beauty queen or spaceship in sight.