In 2005 Kathryn Ledson took a deep breath (whispered a prayer) and left her secure, lengthy career as a PA in the stuffy, high-stress corporate arena which, admittedly, included a few exciting breaks to travel overseas, work on a tropical island, and tour with famous people like Peter Ustinov and rock bands Dire Straits and AC/DC. Kathryn returned to study with relief and a great sense of homecoming, and what emerged from that professional writing and editing course was a huge surprise in the form of hapless heroine Erica Jewell, lead character in Kathryn's series of funny, romantic, action-packed novels.
Praise for Kathryn Ledson's Rough
Diamond'If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie
Plum, you'll love this new heroine Erica Jewell from Melbourne
author Ledson. In this debut . . . the heroine becomes involved
with a team of vigilantes, with hilarious results.'
Sunday Telegraph'Fans of Stephanie Plum rejoice. There's a new undercover angel in town.'
Marie Claire'Blends romantic escapism and adventure. Ledson captivates her readers with characters that are memorable and real and refreshingly Australian. Reading her novel is akin to chatting to a very likeable friend.'
West Australian'Sexual tension and a thrilling ride.'
Daily Telegraph'Funny and thrilling.'
Cleo'This lively tale provides a good mixture of romantic escapism and thrills that is sure to appeal to fans of Stephanie Plum.'
Canberra Times'A witty, action-packed debut novel . . . a really fun Australian mystery with a loveable heroine and a mysterious hero.'
Australian Bookshelf'Delightfully funny, light-hearted and fast-paced . . . Move over Stephanie Plum - Erica Jewell is in the house!'
Book Muster Down Under'A terrific first novel that women everywhere are going to find hard not to love . . . an irresistibly entertaining read. Kathryn Ledson is indeed a real, rare and rather polished diamond.'
Australian Women Online'A rollicking tale with fabulous characters, lots of laughs and an exciting plot. A new star on the rise in Australian romantic fiction!'