Tricia Stringer grew up on a farm in country South Australia and has spent most of her life in rural communities. She is the mother of three talented children and their partners and is lucky enough to be a nanna.
Tricia has spent many years in education as a teacher, a librarian and an IT coordinator, owned a post office and bookshop and worked part-time in another bookshop – stories have been a part of her life for as long as she can remember.
It was a yearning to write stories to bring local history alive for children that started Tricia on the journey to develop her writing skills and begin to write for younger readers, a path that led to writing adult stories.
Tricia is now the bestselling author of five women’s fiction titles, Table for Eight, The Model Wife, The Family Inheritance, Birds of a Feather and Keeping Up Appearances, three historical books set in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges and seven rural romances. Queen of the Road won the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year award in 2013. Riverboat Point was shortlisted for the same award in 2015 and Between the Vines in 2016. Her latest release for October 2023 is Back on Track. Delving into life experiences, our relationships with family and friends, and what makes us the people we are, is a topic she finds delicious.
Tricia and her husband, Daryl, live on the traditional lands of the Narungga people in the beautiful Copper Coast region. She loves to walk on the beach and travel to and across Australia’s vast array of communities and landscapes as well as to overseas destinations. A sense of place in her stories is very important. There’s always another tale to be written…she’s working on her next manuscript as you read this.