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About Stella Quinn


When Stella Quinn isn’t sitting in the sun scribbling in a notebook, she can be found walking her dog, roaming her neighbourhood in search of the perfect latte, or thrashing her children at scrabble. She grew up in England, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea and Australia, and spent five (long!) years at boarding school in country Queensland.


Stella writes contemporary romance novels that are warm-hearted and filled with characters you want to be best friends with. She loves rural small-town settings, island settings, and everyday heroes. Imagine if Sea Change and Virgin River had a series of fictitious bookbabies ... they’re the books Stella writes.


She has four rural fiction novels published by Harper Collins HQ Fiction imprint, and another two under contract that she is currently working on. 


Her indie series include The Island Escape Series, (on sale now)  and The Matchmakes of Lighthouse Cove Series (manuscripts underway), and she has written novellas for Harper Collins HQ Fiction anthologies A Country Vet Christmas (2023) and A Country Farm Christmas (2024).


Stella Quinn’s awards in the fabulous world of storytelling include winning the Valerie Parv Award in 2018, winning the Sapphire Award in 2019 and 2020, winning the Emerald Award in 2017 and coming second in the Sapphire in 2018. Stella was shortlisted in the Australian Society of Authors/HQ Fiction Commercial Fiction Award in 2020, and in the 2020 Ruby Award for best contemporary romance. She has been a finalist in ARRA romance awards in 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023. In 2023 she is a first round finalist in Booktopia's FAB Favourite Book Awards. 

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Winner - Valerie Parv Award 2018

Winner - RWA Sapphire Award 2019

Winner - RWA Sapphire Award 2020

Winner - RWA Emerald Award 2017

Second - RWA Sapphire Award 2018

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