Siobhan Daiko was born in and spent her childhood in colonial Hong Kong. She and her hubby moved to the UK shortly before it was handed back to China. She has worked in the City of London, once ran a post office/B&B in Herefordshire, and, more recently, taught Modern Foreign Languages in a Welsh high school. Siobhan now lives with her husband and two cats in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, where she spends her time writing, researching historical characters, and enjoying the dolce vita.
Lady of Asolo is Siobhan’s first book to be published. Her home is near Asolo, the setting for the novel, in a converted artist’s studio next to an old farmhouse. At night, she can sometimes hear the sound of a lute playing centuries-old tunes. There is an old church at the base of the hill, which dates from the 12th Century. The cats will not go down there: they find it too spooky.
The Orchid Tree was inspired by her early life in Hong Kong. Her grandparents had been interned by the Japanese in the ex-colony from 1942 to 1945, and it was while she was researching their life in the internment camp that the idea for the novel came to her. She wanted to bring alive a time and place that no longer exist, but one that will forever be in her heart.
Her first foray into erotica, Veronica COURTESAN is available from Amazon. The standalone start of a series featuring historic courtesans, strong women who held their own in a man’s world.
Siobhan’s home in summer
And in winter