As a little girl growing up in Ireland, Lucinda Riley aspired to be a princess, not a writer. She lived in her imagination and often played dress up with her mother’s old ball gowns and twirled around the house in her ballet tutu.

It’s not surprising then that she started her career as a film actress, but the lure of writing was too strong and when she was bed-ridden at the age of 23, diagnosed with a virus, she turned to her imagination to help her through and wrote her first book, Lovers and Players. Continuing throughout her career to write books she would want to read, she created the popular Seven Sisters series in 2012. Her books have been translated into 30 languages and this series is set to become a multi-season television series.

Click here for Lucinda’s latest book, The Pearl Sister