After training at the South Australian School of Art, Virginia accepted a job at an advertising agency. With a more interesting working life in mind, she re-trained as a nurse, and then a midwife. By then, she met the man of her dreams, married, had two children, worked part time, and began writing romance.
Over the years Virginia has been a set painter and designer, and is currently designing a garden for a National Trust home.
And they say you can't have it all.