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Emily Forbes is the joint writing name for sisters Kathryn Holland and Belinda O'Callaghan. The pair, both of whom have health care backgrounds, began writing medical romance fiction together from 2004. Since approximately 2015 one of the sister has retired from writing. The other sister is continuing to write under the Emily Forbes pseudonym.

NB: The identity of the sister who continues to write as Emily Forbes has not yet been ascertained.

Most Referenced Works


  • The older sister is a physiotherapist with a degree in business. The younger sister is a lawyer who with a research background in clinical psychology.

Awards for Works

Bella's Wishlist The Best Love Stories of 2013 , Sydney Harbour Hospital (Volume 2) , 2012 single work novel romance 'Confined to her hospital bed, the only thing keeping shy Bella's vital signs in check (and giving her hope for the future) are the regular visits from Charlie Maxwell, SHH's most charming doc. Charlie's no stranger to crushed dreams but Bella's living on borrowed time. Suddenly, making Bella's deepest wishes come true is Charlie's only priority!' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 winner Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Romantic Elements Short sweet
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