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Darcy Conroy

Darcy ConroyDarcy’s first career was spent turning some of Australia’s best loved novels and non-fiction into audio books. Now she begins a second career writing her own stories about curious, compassionate women who get themselves into trouble and find their own way out.

Born in Philadelphia, USA, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Darcy has been travelling since she was 10 months old. She’s lived in various cities in the USA, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Thailand, and New Zealand (if 2 blissful months escaping the Japanese Summer counts as having lived there) and sometimes wonders if she’s most at home as a stranger settling into a new city. At the moment, she is enjoying being home in Melbourne but misses Japan every day and would happily spend the rest of her life living there (in a smaller city like Nagoya) if she could.

When she’s not creating stories of her own or consuming the stories of others (in all forms) she dabbles in photography, plays MMORPGs with her husband (ranged DPS, sometimes heals) and, despite a tendency toward tech-geekery, collects fountain pen inks and fountain pens in which to use them.

Since 2005, she’s kept a personal blog where she writes about her life and herself in the first person. If you stop by, do say hello!

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As Long As She Lives (Commercial Fiction/Suspense)

as long as she livesSuspense, international intrigue and romance, set in Melbourne, Australia.

“…give everyone a different part of your story, then the gossip will be all about putting your story together, not questioning it.”

After 4 years teaching in central Africa, Caitlyn Lancaster returns to her family in Australia, telling them she’s been sent home because of looming political unrest. But Cait is more fragile than she and her Federal police handler anticipated. She’s forced to accept that childhood family friend, now police detective, Riley Duncan must be told the brutal truth if she is to keep herself and her family safe.

With Riley’s support, Cait begins to recover her strength but civil war erupts around her friends in Umoja and her harrowing secret becomes the key to that nation’s future.

Putting her faith in her handler, Cait takes the ultimate risk only to discover that Agent Koffa has failed to take into account one vital detail…he’s not as good at his job as he thinks he is.

Over 1 million reads on Wattpad in draft form, now fully edited and available in print and eBook in all forms, worldwide.

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