Meriel Fuller spent her early childhood with her nose buried in books. After school, she would walk to the town library where her mother was head librarian and happily read her way through the historical romance section. Her love of the past comes from her father, a keen amateur historian who took Meriel and her sister on long hikes searching for ruined castles and medieval villages.
Meriel went on to study English literature at Edinburgh University where she met her husband who was, literally, her knight in shining armor. Breaking her ankle at a party, her future husband gallantly carried her to the hospital and kept her company as her foot was put into plaster. Eight years after they first met, they were married in rural Dorset. Although Meriel has written as a hobby throughout her life, it was only when her youngest child was a toddler that she decided to write a historical romance. She was thrilled when Harlequin told her that her manuscript would be published: a real dream come true!