Victoria Springfield inherited a love of Italy from her father. She first visited the charming seaside town of Minori, which inspired The Italian Holiday, in 2015. Two years later she 'eloped' there to get married. Victoria grew up in Upminster, Essex. After many years in London, she now lives in Kent with her husband in a house by the river. She likes to write in the garden with a neighbour's cat by her feet or whilst drinking cappuccino in her favourite cafe. Then she types up her scribblings in silence whilst her mind drifts away to Italy.