For me it’s the down to earth and real life challenges my characters face every day whether it be fire, drought, floods or just plain bad luck. I’m a country girl through and through.
2. There are many real life issues and challenges to explore through rural characters. Which of these are explored in your new series and why did you choose this one/these?
In Grady, my main man faces the challenge of falling in love in a small town where he knows everyone! Sometimes that can make it hard when you know everything about everyone and what makes it even harder is a mother with a match making mission on her mind.
3. Tell us about Grady’s story.
Grady is the local Chief of Police in Deepwater Valley. He’s more than happy working to make the townspeople safe and having the occasional date to keep him in good with the ladies. When the new vet arrives with her wayward daughter, he gets more involved than he intended trying to keep the child out of trouble. Problem there is Grady’s idea of tough love. Things escalate and before he knows it, Grady is hooked, falling for both mother and daughter.
How do you deal with the problem of colloquial language for an international audience?
I try to keep my Aussie sayings but I do tend to use more American words - the result of having American editors when I first got published!
4. Grady is Book 1 of your new Outback Heritage series. What can we expect to see next?
Grady belongs to a rather large family - plus there is the extended family as well so there is no shortage of material in this series. Rhylee is the next book and I’m working on it now. Due for release early next year.
Buy links: http://www.amazon.com/Grady-Outback-Heritage-Ann-Harrison-ebook/dp/B00Q50D5JW
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