Charlotte Betts began her working life as a fashion designer in London. A career followed in interior design, property management and lettings.
Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children had grown up.
The Apothecary's Daughter, an historical novel, was published by Piatkus in August 2011 and won the YouWriteOn Adult Book of the Year Award 2010, the Romantic Novelists' Association's Joan Hessayon Award 2011 and is shortlisted for Choc Lit's Best Historical Read. The sequel, The Painter's Apprentice will be published in 2012.