Christine Darcas is a freelance writer whose fiction and non-fiction have appeared in both Australian and overseas publications. In addition to her writing, Christine is passionate about Latin-American dancing, and in 2007 she reached the semi-finals of the Masters Division of the Tattersall s Australian Dancesport Championships. She was born and raised in the US and is now settled in Melbourne with her husband and two children. Hachette Australia published her first novel DANCING BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS in 2008. SPINNING OUT is her second novel.