J.H. Fletcher is the prize-winning author of sixteen novels, published to both critical and popular acclaim in Australia, Germany and the UK, as well as numerous short stories and plays for radio and television. He was educated in England and France. He has travelled extensively, having trekked in Kashmir and South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains as well as along the four day Otter Trail, a rugged section of the South African coast. He has worked in the South African lowveld in a game park named Ingwelala (a Shangaan word meaning ‘where the leopard sleeps’). His military experience ranged from scrubbing cookhouse pots to commanding patrols in the tropical rainforest. He has sailed single-handed the English Channel and up the eastern coast of Africa. He has travelled extensively in South East Asia where he lived and worked for many years and which he still visits on a regular basis. His most recent novel is the bestselling Dust of the Land (Harlequin Mira, 2014). The Governor’s House will be released in June 2015.