Welcome to Episode 3 of In The Chair. I am running late due to some technical issues (next one won't be late as I'm starting work on it later today!)
Today's episode features an interview with Sandy Curtis and book review by Mark of Acquisitions by Tania Joyce and some of the latest news and gossip!
I popped on over to Bundaberg two weeks ago and caught up with Sandy at her release of Murder, Mayhem and Men On Pause. (Dare you to say that quickly!) Take a moment to follow her stream on Twitter & Facebook to stay up to date!
Sandy is the author of seven Australian-set suspense thrillers print published in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia and Clan Destine Press and in Germany by Bastei Lubbe, and available as e-books in US, UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy through Amazon Kindle and also through Clan Destine Press.
Her three contemporary romance novels have been released as e-books by Ormiston Press.
Her literary short stories have won awards, and her crime and romance stories have been published in leading Australian women’s magazines. Her novels have all been nominees in the Ned Kelly Awards hosted by the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia.
Her first and fourth novels, Dance with the Devil and Until Death, were finalists in the mainstream section of the Romantic Book of the Year awards run by the Romance Writers of Australia Inc.
Sandy has presented many writing workshops including 10 days teaching creative writing at the University of Southern Queensland McGregor Summer Schools, given library talks, and been a panellist at writers’ festivals.
She is a member of many writing organisations, and has organised the Bundaberg writers festival, WriteFest, since its inception in 2005.
On 2010 she was awarded the Regional Arts Australia Volunteer Award for Sustained Contribution to the arts in regional Queensland.
In December 2012 she was selected by the Queensland Writers Centre to receive the Johnno Award for outstanding contributions to writing in Queensland.
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Our "In House" reviewer Mark, read Acquisitions by Tania Joyce.
A new start. A short term project. That’s all it was meant to be.
Losing his wife in a car accident has left Troy Smith doubtful of ever finding love again. He’s tried, but failed. Now he thinks he’s found solace as a hard-working business partner at Gumtrees Winery.
Kelleigh Johnstone needs a break from dealing with the mess and debt her fraudulent ex-boyfriend left behind. The opportunity to manage a project in the Hunter Valley seems like the perfect escape.
When these two strangers meet, a one-night stand delivers unexpected surprises. Troy is shocked when he finds out Kelleigh represents the company trying to purchase his vineyard for a new golf resort. In order to protect his home and community, Troy must do whatever it takes to stop the project from proceeding.
Kelleigh and Troy may be on opposite sides of the boardroom table, but when they are together the attraction is hard to deny. With livelihoods at stake and broken hearts vulnerable, who will risk everything for another chance at love?
I'm an Australian author of New Adult, Erotic and Contemporary Romance novels. My stories thread romance, drama and passion into beautiful locations ranging from the dazzling lights of Sydney Harbour or the glitter of New York, to the rural countryside of the Hunter Valley or Darling Downs.
I'm widely travelled, have a diverse background in the corporate world and have a love for shopping, shoes and Shiraz. I'm rarely seen without glitter, sparkle and stilettos. My quirk is I collects key rings everywhere I go and often have an intriguing tale about each one.
I draw on my real-life experiences and combine them with my very vivid dreams to form the foundation of my novels. I like to write about strong-minded, career-oriented heroes and heroines that go through drama-filled hell, have steamy encounters and risk everything as they endeavour to find their happy-ever-after.
I grew up loving books like Anne of Green Gables, reading the classics like Pride and Prejudice, and getting lost in the world of fantasy, like The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan, before finding my home in the romance genre.
Only unearthing the desire to write after having children, I now shuffle the hours in my day between part-time work, full-time family life and never-finding-enough-time to write. One day I hope to find balance! I live in Queensland with my husband and two boys. When I'm not writing, I enjoy camping, hot yoga, and the company of friends and family – especially if it’s over a glass of wine!