Born in the UK, and a one-time owner of an equestrian business, Francine Howarth's life has inevitably revolved around horses, farming and equestrian pursuits. Writing stories though, and penning scripts for plays remained a secret pastime until she penned a semi-erotic novel, which she sent to an erotic publisher back in the early nineties. Hence her writing career started out in erotica, but a serious riding accident threw her out of both saddles for a long while. Now back to authorship she's penning contemporary and historical romances. Yes, no doubt you've guessed it, horses feature in most of her novels. But that said, what's more sexy than a hero who looks scrumptious in a tuxedo and or uniform, and looks good when sitting astride a horse?