Saturday, 10 December 2016
Release Date: 6th December 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genres: Contemporary Fiction
Today I am thrilled to have Alli Sinclair visit the blog with a great author interview. Thanks so much Alli.
Name? Alli Sinclair
Do you write under your real name or is this a pen name you use?
Where are you from?
List 3 interesting facts about yourself.
1/ I used to work as a mountaineering guide in the Andes Mountains
2/ When plotting a book I write the ideas down in Spanish
3/ No matter how hard I try, I can’t whistle!
What was the first thing you ever had published?
Luna Tango in 2014. It was published in Australia by Harlequin and was released worldwide in 2016 under the name of Midnight Serenade and is published by Kensington Books.
Do you have a writing routine?
I write five days a week while my young kids are at school and if I’m on deadline I also write once they go to bed.
Do you have any writing rituals?
I’m afraid I’m a bit boring and don’t have any rituals! I just sit down and hope that the words I’m putting on the page make sense!
Where did the idea for your most recent book come from?
Under the Spanish Stars came about because I loved the idea of setting a story in Granada, Spain. It’s such a beautiful city and is so rich with culture and history—it is the perfect place to weave a story of intrigue and romance.
Who was the first person you shared your book with?
I shared Under the Spanish Stars with my critique partner, Heidi Noroozy. We’ve been critique partners for years and know each other’s writing really well and don’t have a problem telling each other if we think an element of the story needs some work!
Do you have a current work in progress?
I have quite a few projects on the go and I’m planning as far ahead as 2019 at the moment! I’ll be writing more women’s fiction but I’m also going to work on a series of Middle Grade books that I am very excited to write.
Do you have any advice for budding authors?
Never give up and surround yourself with people who support you. Writing is rewarding but there are times when it can be very tough and the desire to give up can take over. Don’t be disheartened by the no’s you receive from editors or agents as every writer, including ones as successful as J.K. Rowling and Stephen King, have had their work rejected many times over. Imagine if they had given up just before they got the big “yes”? The best way to get through the tough times is to keep writing and also talk with friends and family who support what you are doing. Other writers understand the trials and tribulations of the publishing journey, so don’t be afraid to express how you’re feeling because chances are, the person you are speaking with has felt the same as you at some stage and together, we can help each other when we hit those moments of self-doubt.
About the Author
Alli Sinclair is a multi award-winning author of books that combine travel, mystery, and romance. An adventurer at heart, Alli has climbed some of the world’s highest mountains and immersed herself in an array of exotic destinations, cultures, and languages. Alli’s stories capture the romance and thrill of exploring new destinations and cultures that also take readers on a journey of discovery.
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Under the Spanish Stars
Amid the vivid beauty of Granada, a woman entrusted with unraveling a family secret will discover the truth about her heritage--and the alluring promise of love…
When her beloved grandmother falls ill, Charlotte Kavanagh will do whatever she asks of her--even if it means traveling to a country that broke her abuela's heart. Can an unsigned painting of a flamenco dancer unlock the secrets of her grandmother's youth in Spain? To find the answers she needs, Charlotte must convince the charismatic and gifted musician, Mateo Vives to introduce her to a secluded gypsy clan.
The enigmatic Mateo speaks the true language of flamenco, a culture Charlotte must learn to appreciate if she wants to understand her grandmother's past--and the flamenco legend that has moved souls to beauty, and bodies to the heights of passion. As Mateo leads her into the captivating world of the music and the dance, Charlotte embraces her own long-denied creative gift and the possibility of a future rich with joy…
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