Miranda grew up in Wiltshire in southwest England. During her misspent youth she devoured the works of Georgette Heyer, Jean Plaidy and any other historical novels she could lay hands on. As a result she attended the University of Oxford to study history, ignoring all hints that economics might be a more practical subject. Miranda spent several years writing catalogues of rare books and original letters and manuscripts for Sotheby's auction house in London and New York. Much of her time in this job was spent reading the personal correspondence of the famous. This confirmed her suspicion that the most interesting thing about history is people. She's also a sucker for a happy ending: She howled in the back of geography class when she was supposed to be learning about German coalfields because she hated --HATED -- the end of Gone With The Wind. She still hasn't forgiven Margaret Mitchell.
A few years ago she decided to write an historical romance. How hard could it be? Wrong. Several manuscripts under-the-bed (or deep in the hard drive) later, HarperCollins bought Never Resist Temptation, published in 2009 by Avon Books. Since then she's written the Burgundy Club and Wild Quartet series.