Carla Caruso was born in Adelaide, Australia, and only ‘escaped’ for three years to work as a magazine journalist and stylist in Sydney. Previously, she was a gossip columnist and fashion editor at Adelaide’s daily newspaper, The Advertiser. She has since freelanced for titles including Woman’s Day, Cleo and Shop Til You Drop. These days, in between writing romantic comedy novels, she plays mum to twin lads Alessio and Sebastian. Published with Penguin and HarperCollins, her 10 titles to date include the ‘Astonvale’ rom-com mystery series (kicking off with A Pretty Mess), Catch of the Day, and Cityglitter. Carla’s also the content editor of the Romance Writers of Australia monthly journal, a columnist for the Australian Romance Readers Association and Multiple Birth SA, and was a 2016 digital writer in residence at the SA Writers Centre. Visit www.carlacaruso.com.au, ‘Carla Caruso Author’ on Facebook, or her blog, www.theunitalianwife.com.