Bestselling Australian author Lee Christine proves that at 60, it’s never too late to turn lifelong dreams into reality. Lee is the writer of six romantic suspense novels and three alpine-crime novels, including the best-selling and award winning Charlotte Pass, and best-selling Crackenback. In the past decade she has firmly cemented herself as one of Australia’s most compelling crime writers.Born and bred in Newcastle, Lee always hankered to write. During her high school years, she sang and played guitar in a band, playing regular gigs around town - often penning her own songs, something she says is the very essence of storytelling. And in what Lee describes as a writing career highlight, both Charlotte Pass and Crackenback were chosen to be published in Reader’s Digest. ‘It was like I had just done a ten-year apprenticeship in writing, with my previous six books,’ Lee says, ‘and suddenly it all came together.’Lee’s 10th book, The Precedent, set in Newcastle, will be out in early 2024, published by Allen and Unwin. Credit: Lee Christine.