Victoria Howard was born in Liverpool, England, at a time when the Beatles (Twist and Shout!) were becoming popular. Her family moved to the Wirral on the “posh” side of the river Mersey when she was eleven. She attended the local girls’ grammar school, going on to college where she graduated with a Medical Secretarial Diploma.
She worked as a medical secretary to an ophthalmic surgeon before going on to work as a legal secretary. In 1980 she moved to Scotland with her husband. She spent the next twenty years living in a croft on the outskirts of a village in the Highlands, and while there, managed a company involved in the offshore oil industry. She feels Scotland is her spiritual home, which is probably the reason why she used it for the setting of her second novel.
In October 2000, Victoria moved to South Yorkshire to be with her new partner, Stephen, and until recently, she worked for Britain’s National Health Service.
An avid reader, Victoria has always enjoyed writing and recounting stories– mainly in the form of letters to friends. She recently completed an Open University course in writing fiction, and has attended a number of writers’ conferences.
Victoria is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. A frequent traveller to the United States and Europe, Victoria also enjoys walking her border collie, Lucy, gardening, listening to music, and designing knitwear.