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What inspires you to write?
Everyday life provides inspiration for my writing. Although there is much sadness in the world in which we live, there are also love stories. Everyday a couple fall in love while others meet for the first time and begin their journey to 'happily ever after.' For a lucky few it’s smooth sailing but for most there are some rocky patches due to miscommunication, past hurt and obstacles they must overcome to be open to love. These are the journeys of my hero and heroine.
I cannot imagine not writing. Even when I try to take a break for a few weeks between books, plots and characters come into my head and I feel the need to tell their story. I love what I do and I feel blessed that I can create these worlds where, although there are struggles, the hero and heroine will always find everlasting love.
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What is your favourite genre to read? Is it different to what you write?
In my third book, Falling for Dr December, I am thrilled to introduce you to the New England town of Uralla, located three hundred miles north of Sydney. The name originates from a local Aboriginal word, Oorala, meaning ‘a camp’ or ‘a place where people come together’ and it is where my brother and his family live. In late 2013, the wedding of my very handsome nephew Myles to his gorgeous fiancé Anne gave me the opportunity to travel to Uralla and experience a true country wedding. Myles, along with my other equally handsome nephews, and his groomsmen, Ben and Eric would all be more than suited to the role of my hero, the tall dark and handsome, Dr Pierce Beaumont. The wedding reception was held in a farm building on the Samaurez Homestead property and it was one of the loveliest weddings that I have ever attended. Dancing on a cobblestone floor, open paddocks surrounding the celebrations, and gingham trimmed jam keepsakes were just a part of an unforgettable evening. The town inspired me to write, Falling for Dr December, as I wanted to capture the wonderful feeling of a close-knit caring community like Uralla. It is a town where you literally do not have to lock your front door because everyone in the street is either family or a friend. I readers fall in love with the town and the people as they read the heart-warming story of Laine Phillips and Dr Pierce Beaumont.Tell us about your book...
One Kindle copy giveaway of FALLING FOR DR. DECEMBER to one commenter!