Her name is Yvette Farinha, but her family and friends have nicknamed her Yvie. She grew attached to it and now uses it as her pen name ~ Yvie F. She was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and has lived in South Africa since she was seven years old. Her family means to the world to her. They endured many nights with her clanging away on a typewriter. She loves each of them with all her heart. She and her husband, Jason, have been married for ten years, and they live in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, one of the most beautiful provinces in South Africa. She works full time as PA and editor for a prestigious Golf Estate in Mount Edgecombe. She buried herself in books while growing up, and they became a source of excitement, enjoyment, and escape. She hopes that her stories will inspire, tantalize, and please her readers, and she thanks you for taking a chance on her.