To really get to know Skyla, you’ll need to read the stories.
But briefly - she was born in Cornwall in 1986, moved to Glasgow as a young girl after a family tragedy then migrated to Australia in her twenties.
Initially interested in the environmental sciences, she developed an interest in policing and became a detective.
She’s never been married but has a serious relationship with PI Tom Ludlow, himself a former cop.
Why did I choose a female lead character?
A) Because women are frankly so much more interesting than men – more complicated, more emotionally open.
B) Because women face so many more challenges in life, especially in big organisations like the police force where men rule the roost.
And because men are like black holes - a lot goes in, but not much comes back out!
This is especially true of Australian men!