Ready for book signing at the Oakbank Memorial hall - close to the Oakbank Racecourse which features in some of my books.
It has been a busy February, and I barely saw it pass—phew, and March is upon us—I finally completed book seven of my West series and now comes the hard work—editing! (More about the West series in coming months). I hope your month has been as productive as mine.
This month I thought I would talk about the inspiration behind Second Chance, a suspense story with romantic elements. The story takes place in the beautiful Flinders Ranges, a mountain range 500 km (310 miles) north of Adelaide (The capital city of South Australia). The Flinders Ranges are the gateway to the South Australian Outback and give you that first feel of absolute remoteness making a perfect backdrop for a murder story.
Travel inspires and ignites the imagination. Second Chance came to life because of such a trip to the Flinders Ranges, but the desert and remote scenery was not the only trigger. I am a member of a car club, and so that was where the two worlds combined to give birth to Second Chance.
If you love action-adventure, murder, and survival against the odds, this is the book for you.
As always, I am happy respond to questions about my books and my writing
After a busy January, releasing my fifth book El Alto, February will allow me to return to my normal writing routine.
Living in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, has fortunately meant that our lives have remained relatively unchanged by current world events.
I spend much of each day in my office writing, with our two female Bearded Collies, Elsa (six years) and Kuura (3 years), curled up beside me on the cool stone floor out of the typical 30+ Celsius summer heat outside.
At around 4 pm the girls remind me that it is time for our walk up to our local woodland park where we see plenty of wildlife, such as Kangaroos, Koalas, wild Deer (not native to Australia), Parrots, Kookaburras and numerous other birds. Elsa and Kuura love sniffing out their smells at the park.
As always, I am happy to respond to questions about my books and my writing.
You can read the interview via this link - https://theresavanmeter.com/suzie-hindmarsh-knights/
Cheers Suzie :)
You can read the interview here.
Enjoy Suzie :)
Ellen Williams runs for the Outback to escape her disintegrating life, only to run into a whole new set of problems wrapped around Alexander McKenzie
Ellen Williams needs to disappear. Her bright career as an international jockey is washed away as she’s implicated in a horse doping scam—one of the worst crimes in the racing world. Humiliated, alone, and on the run, she answers a job advertisement in a place that’s far from her working life. The job, however, is everything that Ellen isn’t—cook and housekeeper on one of the largest Cattle Stations in Australia.
Alexander McKenzie is a desperate man. His top hand will quit if he doesn’t find a suitable housekeeper and cook. However, Alexander knows he’s made a mistake hiring Ellen—she’s going to be like the last four young women he fired—suffering through the trials of the Outback to hunt a wealthy husband and the last thing Alexander needs is a wife.
Ellen knows from experience that men are nothing but liars, and trouble—they destroy careers—and hearts. She’ll not let the likes of Alexander McKenzie beat her, after all how hard can managing a house and kitchen be?
Amid the lies and secrets that come with cattle rustlers and racehorses, Ellen must find her place in a new world. But when Ellen’s past catches up with her, Alexander’s intervention will either bring their lives together or explode them apart!
Just to let you know that I will be at the Oakbank Easter Races, this Saturday (31st March) signing copies of Racing Dream, the first book of the Racing Series. I will be in the general area behind the Member's Grandstand - hope to see you there :)
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