Enid Joyce Owen Dingwell, née Starr, was born on 1908 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. She wrote as Joyce Dingwell and Kate Starr at 80 romance novels at Mills & Boon from 1931 to 1986. She was the first Austalian writer, who lives in Australia, published at Mills & Boon. Her novel The House in the Timberwood (1959), had been made into a motion picture: The Winds of Jarrah (1983). Her work was particularly notable for its use of the Australian land, culture, and people. She passed away on 2 August 1997 in Kincumber, New South Wales.