What’s Alli Sinclair’s passion? Guest post

Today I’m delighted to welcome the lovely Alli Sinclair to my blog.

GEEAlliSinclairAlli Sinclair is Australian born and spent her early adult years travelling the world: scaling mountains in Nepal, Argentina, and Peru, rafting the Ganges, and riding a camel in the Sahara. She lived in Argentina and Peru and it was there her love of dance bloomed. When she wasn’t working as a tour guide, Alli could be found in the dance halls learning tango, salsa, merengue, and samba. All of these adventures made for fun storytelling and this is when she discovered her love of writing. Alli’s stories combine her passion for exotic destinations, the quirks of human nature, and the belief that everyone can dance, even if it’s to their own beat.

Welcome Alli – you’re such a fascinating person so I know we’re in for a treat! Do you have a passion other than writing? 

I also adore musicals from the 1930s-50s and will find any excuse to watch one (I make no apologies if I sing along and it’s out of tune!)

How long have you been a fan of musicals?

Since I was a kid! My Nan was always singing songs from musicals and I have wonderful memories of being a kid and watching the greats like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. I so wanted to dance like Gene Kelly but alas, my feet were never coordinated or fast enough.

I’ll bet they bring back great memories!  What is it about old musicals that brings a sparkle to your eye?

What I love about musicals from that era is their innocence. Sure, there was a whole lot of behind the scenes angst back then with fear of Communism and McCarthyism (of which I will be exploring in a news series!) but the onscreen vitality of the actors and the sweet stories and the belief that all would be right with the world if you broke into song and dance (oh, if only that could really happen!).

Do you have a funny story about something that’s happened to you while involved in your pursuit of musical nirvana?

 My Nan and I were super excited to see the stage version of Singing in the Rain (one of our favourites) and we had seats in the second row, in the middle. What we didn’t realise is when the actor sang the main song, water would pour down and onto the stage and the actor would kick the puddles, saturating everyone in the first few rows. I don’t think my Nan and I have ever laughed so hard in our lives.

I’ll bet that was a shock!! Can you share a photo of you indulging in your musical passion?

Uh … you really want a photo of me watching a musical? I certainly hope you don’t want a recording of me singing! But here’s a clip of Gene Kelly from Singing in the Rain – enjoy!

I’d forgotten how much fun that clip was!

Could you tell us about your latest release, Luna Tango? Which, it has to be said, is a ripper of a read 🙂

high resLUNA TANGO – #1 Dance Card Series

Tango, like love, is complicated

Desperate to understand the reason her mother abandoned her twenty years ago to become a world-class tango dancer, journalist Dani McKenna delves into the world of tango in the hope of exposing decades of lies and deception that have threatened three generations of her family.

When Dani meets the enigmatic Carlos Escudero—a revered tango dancer and man of intense passion—they work together to understand why her grandmother lives in fear of all things tango, and how the brutal murder of a tango music legend in 1950s Buenos Aires now affects her family.

Despite her lack of rhythm, Dani and Carlos create their own dance of the souls, until the differences in their cultures causes a deep rift. As she seeks to reconnect with Carlos and rebuild her family, Dani finds tango—the dance of passion—becomes a complicated dance of betrayal.

And to really get you in the mood, check out the trailer!

 

Available now in print and eBook – Harlequin MIRA (Australia)

Buy link: http://www.harlequinbooks.com.au/product/9781488742736

 

You can follow Alli here:

Website: www.allisinclair.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlliSinclairAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/allisinclair

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7791056.Alli_Sinclair

Pintrest: http://www.pinterest.com/alli2401/

Blogs: http://allisinclairauthor.wordpress.com/blog/

 

Thanks so much for being my guest today, Alli, and all the best with Luna Tango!

16 thoughts on “What’s Alli Sinclair’s passion? Guest post

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-56910">

    I loved singing in the rain, an like you Alli, I love singing along. My parents never had to force me to sit and watch an old movie or Musical.
    My favorite has to be My Fair Lady, but like you I also love Singing in the Rain.
    I also love the musicals Doris Day made.
    Black and White or Colour, it doesn’t matter to me.
    Good luck with your release. I hope it does well for you.

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-57252">
      Alli

      JL, oh, it sounds like you and I like the same things! I adore My Fair Lady as well as Doris Day. I’ll watch anything with Gene Kelly as well. Thank you for stopping by and your well wishes. It is much appreciated!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-72583">

      A belated thank you for dropping by my blog, JL.

    li class="comment odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-57006">

    I was a musical snob for many years when I worked in professional theatre because a lot of the musicals I’d seen were flimsy on plot and big on song, and done by amateur groups. And the professional productions were so much more expensive than anything put on by Belvoir St or STC. I had spent my teen years in the local theatre group and acted in a couple of musicals and I think this had tainted my view. But I was always up for a Rocky Horror Show, a Little Shop of Horrors or something just a little bit off-kilter. Now I’m a bit more relaxed and nostalgic about the old musical.

      li class="comment even depth-2" id="comment-57254">
      Alli

      Diane, I’m so glad you’ve come around and can appreciate the classics now! And I do love off-kilter musicals like Rocky Horror and Little Shop of Horrors!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-72584">

      A belated thanks for dropping by, Diane. I LOVE Rocky Horror show – saw it with Craig McLachlan many, many years ago!

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-57146">

    I also adore Singing in the Rain! Sounds like that would have been such a fun live experience. Damp included!

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-57255">
      Alli

      Thanks for stopping by, Lauren! Yes, it was a damp experience but all these years later it still brings a smile to my face and gives me wonderful memories of my nan.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-72586">

      A belated thanks for dropping by, Lauren. Yes, that would be a theatre experience never forgotten!

    li class="comment odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-57154">

    Whilst musicals are not high on my entertainment agenda, the few I’ve seen I have enjoyed!
    I think the life you led as a tour guide more fascinating. A good tour guide is a god send to those if us who enjoy to see & learn more of our world.

    Your new book sounds great as well Ali.

      li class="comment even depth-2" id="comment-57257">
      Alli

      Thanks for popping in, Maryde! I am so happy you have an appreciation for tour guides. It’s a tough job and most people who undertake this work do it for the love of it, not the money! I have fond memories of those years leading people around South America and still have some wonderful friendships with past clients. It sounds like you are a traveller, I hope you get to visit every place on your list!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-72587">

      A belated thanks for dropping by, Mary. Yes, Alli’s experiences as a tour guide would make a wonderful night of conversation, methinks!

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-57870">

    I loved South Pacific when I was a kid. Thanks for reminding me of that Alli. I loved your book too. Luna Tango is a great read! Can’t wait for the next one in the series.

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-59194">
      Alli

      Thank you so much, Louisa! I’m so glad you enjoyed Luna Tango! And thank you for the comment about the photo, I felt like a goof when the photo got taken but it is a fun shot.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-72588">

      A belated thanks for dropping by, Louisa. Isn’t Luna Tango incredible? I’m also hanging out for the next in the series!

    li class="comment odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-57871">

    The rose between your teeth is a good look too! Very tango.

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