Jennifer Bacia

Jennifer Bacia’s first novel, Indecent Ambition (original title, Shadows of Power) was sold for a record-breaking advance and became an international bestseller. The success of that compelling, fast-paced thriller opened the door to the boom in Australian popular fiction publishing that followed.

The author of nine novels and dozens of short stories, Jennifer was invited to establish the first creative writing course at Bond University. Based on that course, her non-fiction work, Bestseller!: How to Write Novels that Sell, offers a detailed, practical guide to writing for the popular fiction market.

Born in the UK of a Scottish mother and Polish father, Jennifer has lived in London, Rome and LA and now resides in Brisbane, Australia. Her surname is pronounced ‘batcher’. 


It was a meeting with the best-selling thriller writer, Sidney Sheldon that inspired Jennifer Bacia to write her first suspense thriller. The results were a debut author’s dream.


Publishers battled over the rights and the novel sold for a record-breaking advance. 


It became an international best seller and Book Club Choice.

The movie rights were bought, sales were made to leading foreign publishers and Cosmopolitan magazine featured an extract.

Now the author of 9 successful novels, 2 non-fiction works and dozens of short stories, Jennifer has also written for television and had her own newspaper and magazine columns.

Her best-selling suspense thrillers A Very Public Scandal, Indecent Ambition, Never Forget Me and Whisper Her Name are irresistible fast-paced stories featuring strong intelligent women set against the glamour and intrigue of international backgrounds.

Her equally gripping contemporary fiction titles include: Everything to Lose, Best Kept Secrets, The Almost Perfect Lover and One Door Closes.

Jennifer has travelled widely, lived in Rome, London and LA and is an inspiring public speaker.