Romy Sommer is the author of seven contemporary romance novels published by HarperCollins London, and has also indie-published a further eight books under her own name and a pseudonym.
With her Hollywood romance novel, Not a Fairy Tale, Romy became the first South African to be nominated for the prestigious RWA Rita award.
As the founder and first chairperson of ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa), Romy discovered a passion for working with and growing aspiring writers which led her to a new career as a writing coach, developmental editor and workshop facilitator. She has pioneered writing courses for Savvy Authors, Now Novel, and RWA (Romance Writers of America) and now teaches masterclasses for Gemini Writer’s Studio.
Romy reads widely, but her favourite genres are romance, cosy mysteries, women's fiction, and paranormal YA.
Youthful favourites which influenced her love of reading include Katherine Kerr's Deverry series, Anne McCaffrey, Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart and Evelyn Anthony's Davina Graham books.