BioDemelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish.
She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below.
Sensationalist spin? No - Demelza tends to take a camera with her so she can capture and share the moment later; shipwrecks, sharks and all.
Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world.
The Ocean's Gift series was her first foray into fiction, followed by the Nightmares trilogy. She swears the Mel Goes to Hell series ambushed her on a crowded train and wouldn't leave her alone.
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Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer Demelza Carlton
Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered. Now the 23-year-old former playboy desires only one thing: revenge. Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body. Only this one isn't dead . . . yet. The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible . . .before it's too late.
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The Goose Girl Demelza Carlton
George and the Dragon Demelza Carlton
The Snow Queen Demelza Carlton
Rapunzel Demelza Carlton
The Frog Prince Demelza Carlton
The Enchanted Horse Demelza Carlton
Little Red Riding Hood Demelza Carlton
Sleeping Beauty Demelza Carlton
Snow White Demelza Carlton
The Little Mermaid Demelza Carlton
Love old school fairytales? The kind that are definitely a bit grimmer than the Disney tales? Then you'll love this one that dates back to 1837.