Today I welcome another fellow Hunter Romance Writer to my blog, Erin Moira O’Hara.
Welcome Erin. Please tell us something about yourself.
I was born and raised in the Blue Mountains and now live in the hills of Newcastle with my husband and one of our three children. I’m an avid reader of most genres, although I especially like regencies, suspense and comedy. I love to travel and I have a passion for skiing, my family and anything Italian.
When it comes to my own writing, I include the qualities I like most; tension, danger, intense passion, humor and a happy ending.
I’ve had a wonderful twelve months with ‘The Italian Connection’ receiving Third Place in the Australian RWA Emerald Award, a High Commendation in the 2012 New Zealand Clendon and an Honorary Mention in the 2012 Southern Texas, Southern Heat Competition.
I’ve also had a couple of publishing houses request the full Manuscript for ‘The Italian Connection’, so fingers crossed one of them will offer me a contract soon.
This year I also indie published ‘An Irish Rose’ which is a romantic comedy set in 1957.
Congratulations Erin – it won’t be long now! So tell us, what’s in your TBR pile?
An eclectic mix there, Erin! What was the latest book you read?
The latest book I’ve read is, ‘London’s Last True Scoundrel’ which is one of a series by Christina Booke. I’ve read ‘Mad About the Earl’ and ‘A Duchess to Remember’ and I’m planning on reading the rest of her Ministry of Marriage Novels. They are well written, witty and sensual. Right up my alley.
And what are you currently reading?
I’m not currently reading anything as I’m trying to finish my fantasy and doing some critiquing for friends, who are so good they have me up all night.
Isn’t that fun, when you’re supposed to be critiquing but it’s so good you keep forgetting and just read?! So when you do finally get some free time, what’s the next book on your list?
The next book I’m planning to read is, ‘On patrol with the SAS’ by Gary McKay. It’s all in the name of research for the suspense I’m working on, which revolves around a team of ex SAS soldiers, an underworld figure, a determined young woman and a small country town full of secrets. I’m also working on a fantasy/comedy set in the midlands of England along the lines of the Ghost and Mrs Muir. I’m thoroughly enjoying writing this one and my CP’s, beta readers and story editor seem to be enjoying it too.
They both sound great Erin! Thank you so much for being my guest today and I just know we’ll be hearing news of a contract very soon!