Intro on: Suzanne Gilchrist, Take Me Home (Bindarra Creek A Town Reborn)

This week our Intro on Author is on: Suzanne Gilchrist and her new book, Take Me Home (Bindarra Creek A Town Reborn).

Suzanne Gilchrist lives in the Hunter Valley, Australia with her family and pets and is the author of over twenty books, several of which have finalled in writing contests. As S. E. Gilchrist, she writes science fiction, ancient historical, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic romances and romantic suspense. As Suzanne Gilchrist, she writes women’s fiction and contemporary small-town romances, often with a splash of suspense.
Suzanne takes a keen interest in the environment and animal welfare and loves bushwalking and kayaking, spending time with family and friends and walking her dogs. She co-runs Hunter Romance Writers and is the organiser of several group writing ventures.

Suzanne Gilchrist is published with Escape Publishing / Harlequin Australia and is an indie author.
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1.     What is your writing Kryptonite? 

These days its writing sex scenes. I loved writing them in my earlier writing days and viewed these scenes as a challenge in attaining the right balance of emotional conflict and physical awareness. Now I prefer to write sweet romances or even stories with romantic elements, and intend to focus more on suspense, drama and crime.

2.     Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym? 

I do write under a pseudonym! Two actually. As S E Gilchrist I write sexy and adventurous sci fi and apocalyptic romances as well as romantic suspense. As Suzanne Gilchrist I write women’s fiction and sweet, small-town romances. The main reason I decided on a pseudonym was that I’m divorced and preferred to write under my maiden name. The reason I decided on a new pseudonym (ie Suzanne Gilchrist) was that I wanted to differentiate between the genres I write.

3.     Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? 

I do try to be original but in saying that I’m always aware that I need to satisfy the basic expectations a reader expects in different genres.

4.     Tell us about your book…

Take Me Home, is the first book in a group writing venture I organised. We have nine members including myself and each romance is set in the fictional town of Bindarra Creek. For inspiration on the setting, we looked to the small town of Manilla NSW which is on the western slopes of the New England Tablelands. The community includes both farmlands and the township, a river, a creek and there is a national park close by with gorges and rapids which I use in my story. My heroine, Abby Taylor is estranged from her husband, Roman, and has made a new life for herself, alone. But all that changes when a friend elicits her help in providing a temporary home for two homeless boys. Part women’s fiction and part romance, Take Me Home, also has a suspenseful climax.

Take Me Home (Bindarra Creek A Town Reborn)

Forgiving the past was too painful until now.

Almost forty, Abby Taylor has built a new life for herself in the small country town of Bindarra Creek. When an old friend convinces her to give two adolescent boys a temporary home, she is torn between a growing love for these orphans and the grief in her past.

After his marriage fell apart, Roman Taylor has focused on his career. An unexpected phone call sends him rushing to Abby’s side where he is drawn into his estranged wife’s new life – a life that could offer a future he thought he’d lost forever.
Will they seize this second chance to have a family of their own? Or will fate once again destroy their dreams?

Welcome to Bindarra Creek – A Town Reborn, a fictional town set on the western slopes of the New England tablelands. Take me Home is the first book in this new group writing venture series. With a community full of quirky characters, the books feature compelling romance, heart-warming family life, drama, and even suspense.

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