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EVA SCOTT--ROMANCE WRITER
I’ve been tagged by the amazingly talented author Eva Scott to take part in this fabulous author’s blog tour! This is something a little different and fun. This tour is about introducing the writer who tagged you, answering a few questions about yourself and your writing, and tagging more authors to keep the train going. Here’s Eva’s blog. Now, let’s find out a little something about Eva!
Eva Scott writes contemporary and historical romance. Here’s what she has to say:
I live on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane in Queensland Australia. I settled here a few years ago when I returned from living and working overseas, where incidentally I met my husband in our own Great Romance.
I studied Anthropology at University with visions of living with wild tribes in the jungle and ended up working in adult education and patient experience within the Health service. You’d be surprised how wild that can be!
I have written both formally and for the sheer joy of it. I found writing helps me manage the situations life has a way of throwing at you. For a while I dabbled as a freelance jounalist writing articles for magazines. Somewhere along the way I found I prefered telling colourful stories much more than imparting useful information.
My chance came when our son joined our family, allowing me to take the time off work to look after him and write in the spaces between nappy changes, feeds and fun time.
Books and reading have always been integral to life. Our wall of books is full of diverse subjects both fact and fiction, with the oldest text having been published in 1807.
Eva’s latest release is A Season To Remember, a Christmas-themed short story anthology.
It is coming out in late November and it’s free!
Now, here’s a little something about me!
1) If you were beginning your writing career today, what would you do differently? Develop a better method of plotting and approach my writing with a lot more confidence.
2) What’s the one thing about you that might surprise readers?
I studied ballet for thirteen years and danced in the television special when colour television hit the Darling Downs.
3) Tell us a little about your main character in your latest book.
A Touch of Christmas is my Christmas short story and part of the anthology, A Season To Remember. Captain Andra Veluthian commands starship Bluefire on its mission to decide the fate of Earth. She comes from the planet Gravlar which controls Earth and is responsible for our quadrant of space. Andra is fascinated by all things Terran – language, customs and Colonel Nick Madigan. Not only will her mission determine the fate of Earth—has it been brought back from the brink of extinction?—but also whether she will be able to pursue a relationship with the handsome Terran leader.
4) What are some of your favourites?
Colour – Blue and purple
Food – Italian
Place – anywhere with my darling husband (I’ll even return to Nepal with you!)
Shameless self promotion… My latest release is ENGAGING THE ENEMY. A contemporary romance set in Melbourne, it is the story of:
One building, two would-be owners and a family feud that spans several generations: all relationships have their problems.
Andrea de Villiers can’t lie to save herself. But when developer, Matt Mahoney, buys the building she and a friend have established as a safe house in the Melbourne CBD, she decides that protecting The Shelter is more important than her aching heart. She will confront Mr Mahoney, and she will emerge victorious. There are no other options.
But Matt has other plans for Andie, and she soon finds herself ensnared in a web of well-meaning lies and benevolent deceit. To protect the building and the families that depend on her, Andie agrees to play the part of Matt’s fiancée, and play it convincingly.
But lies soon bleed into truth, and what was once a deception starts to feel all too real. Can Andie accomplish her goals and protect The Shelter, without losing her heart to the charming Irish developer?
Check out more about me and buy links for all my books at: www.susannebellamy.com
Now I tag: Erin Grace, Anna Campbell and Rachel Bailey
Story elements surround us every day, from new places to a favourite piece of music or an odd moment witnessed in passing that becomes a scene in our work. On this weekly post, fellow authors will share some of what inspires their stories and their lives. Sit back and make yourself comfortable with the drink of your choice as the curtain rises.