Born and educated in Scotland, Marguerite Kaye originally qualified as a lawyer but chose not to practice, a decision which was a relief, both to her and the Scottish legal establishment. While carving out a successful career in IT, she occupied herself with her twin passions of studying history and reading, picking up a first-class honors and a master's degree along the way. She also managed to find time to submit her first-ever manuscript to Mills & Boon, a story which she describes as "Monarch of the Glen meets Gardeners' Question Time!" Needless to say, it was very politely declined.
The course of Marguerite's life changed dramatically when she found her soul mate. After an idyllic year out, spent traveling round the Mediterranean, she decided to take the plunge and pursue her lifelong ambition to write for a living, a dream she had cherished ever since winning a national poetry competition at the age of nine. Putting her history degree to good use, she published articles in a number of Scottish history and travel magazines, a monthly column in her local paper, and at the same time submitted her first historical romance to Mills & Boon.
Though she continues to write regular pieces for a number of Scottish magazines and also publishes short stories in women's weeklies, romances are her passion. When she is not writing, Marguerite enjoys cooking and hill walking. A confirmed Europhile who spends much of the year in sunny climes, she returns regularly to the beautiful Highland scenery of her native Argyll, the place she still calls home.
Marguerite would love to hear from you. You can contact her at Marguerite_Kaye@hotmail.co.uk