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#114 Lee Christine | From Corporate trainer to successful best selling crime Novelist

Today in The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting to Lee Christine. A bestselling Australian author who is proving that, at 60, it’s never too late to turn lifelong dreams into reality, Lee is the writer of six romantic suspense novels and three alpine-crime novels, including the best-selling and award-winning Charlotte Pass, and best-selling Crackenback.

In the past decade she has firmly cemented herself as one of Australia’s most compelling crime writers. Born and bred in Newcastle, Australia, Lee always hankered to write. During her high school years, she sang and played guitar in a band, playing regular gigs around town – often penning her own songs, something she says is the very essence of storytelling. In her teenage years, Lee joined a soft rock band recording one LP. So enamoured by music, she would also study a male-dominated instrument – the saxophone. Life would lead her to teach, and then into the corporate world. In mid-life Lee made the brave decision to leave her corporate life as a trainer, to start writing novels as a full-time career. Now in her 60’s Lee is a successful crime and mystery writer. Her trilogy of crime novels with romantic elements is set in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains of NSW, Australia.

Dead Horse Gap was published by Allen and Unwin in February 2022, Crackenback in February 2021, and Charlotte Pass in February 2020. Lee’s writing has become known for engaging places and elements she knows as characters – mountain ranges, a ski lift, and mountain huts. Her ability to transport the reader into places she is passionate about is a gift. Charlotte Pass recently won the Australian Romance Readers Association award for Favourite Romantic Suspense in 2020. Lee loves connecting with her readers and has appeared on a panel discussions and live events. The mother of grown children, Lee lives in Newcastle with her husband and her Irish Wheaten Terrier, Honey. She is currently writing her next book set in Newcastle.

Today we chat about music, writing, the creative soul and how you are never too old to follow your passions and dreams.

You can follow Lee Christine (and find her books)here:

https://leechristine.com.au/books/

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Lee Christine
Lee Christine

Lee is the author of three crime novels with romantic elements set in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains. Dead Horse Gap was published by Allen and Unwin in February 2022, Crackenback in February 2021 and Charlotte Pass in February 2020. Charlotte Pass recently won the Australian Romance Readers Association award for Favourite Romantic Suspense in 2020. Prior to her shift into crime writing, Lee wrote six romantic suspense novels published with Harlequin Australia’s Escape Publishing. Lee loves connecting with her readers and has appeared on a panel at the Newcastle Writer’s Festival, Lake Macquarie Libraries Write Here! festival, and has been a guest speaker at major fundraisers for the Friends of Newcastle University and the Mark Hughes Brain Cancer Foundation. Lee lives in Newcastle with her husband and her Irish Wheaten Terrier, Honey.

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