My thanks to the lovely, Cathryn Hein for tagging me in this hop.
Cathryn Hein was born in South Australia's rural south-east. With three generations of jockeys in the family it was little wonder she grew up horse mad, finally obtaining her first horse at age 10. So began years of pony club, eventing, dressage and showjumping until university beckoned.
Armed with a shiny Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) from Roseworthy College she moved to Melbourne and later Newcastle, working in the agricultural and turf seeds industry. Her partner's posting to France took Cathryn overseas for three years in Provence where she finally gave in to her life-long desire to write. Her short fiction has been recognised in numerous contests, and published in Woman's Day
Cathryn's first two novels, Promises and Heart of the Valley were finalists in the 2011 and 2012 Australian Romance Readers Awards. Heartland is her third rural romance novel.
My writing process blog hop questions;
1) What am I working on?
I'm currently working on my 2015 book for my publisher. No title yet but while my last book focused on WW1 in rural Australia this one is focusing on WW2. Feeling good about it and cant wait to get stuck into it once school goes back.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My books usually focus on the town as well as the characters. The town becomes one of the main characters. I love rural towns, they're the heart of the country and full of unique characters and friendly faces.
3) Why do I write what I do?
There's something to be said about the old 'write what you know' rule of writing. I think living and growing up in small rural towns has given me a wealth of subconscious material to draw on.
4) How does my writing process work?
I have no idea! Seriously-- it never fails to surprise me that I end up with a completed book! I don't have a lot of patience so aside from working out the characters names and a basic plot and problem to build a story around...I pretty much wing it. Sometimes I write a scene in order, other times I might get a great idea for something further along in the story line and I write that in, then go back...it really depends on how a story is flowing as to how I write it.
I’ve tagged a good writing friend of mine, Kerri Williams, writing under her new name of Aria Cage and you can read her post next Monday 10th of Feb.
here's a little more about Aria~
Author of Adult Contemporary Romance
My name is Aria and I have three confessions:
#1 No matter how much I try, I can't stop shopping at Typo or the local tattooist. I believe that would be how I would introduce myself at an anonymous club, right?
#2 I write under another name but I'm not going to tell you ... don't beg, she will kill me if I tell. Ha! So I guess you could call me a genre whore.
#3 My phone is my life line. I can't leave the house without it.
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