Australian romance authors are taking on the world with their novels. Hot on the heels of Natasha Lester’s success with The Paris Seamstress, Alli Sinclair’s latest novel, Burning Fields, will be available worldwide in November. Burning Fields is an historical novel set in my part of the world, Far North Queensland, and is touted as an Australian historical with an Italian influence.
During our conversation we chat about the following:
- women’s experiences during WW2 and beyond
- the role of women in history
- researching historical fiction in Australia
- what a romance novel is and what it isn’t
- exploring the Australian landscape and the potential for stories
- the benefits of writing communities, festivals and friendships
- women’s perspectives on life and writing
- Alli’s next book
- Writers Retreats, especially those at sea
- the German book market and international translations
Sinclair’s fourth novel was released in Oz and New Zealand in June and the author is busy on the launch trail here in Queensland as I write this. Even more exciting is her Writers At Sea Retreat to New Caledonia with TM Clark, from 30 August to 7 September, 2018.
You can find out more about Alli Sinclair, her books and her retreat here.