Intro on: Rania Battany & Fleeting Moments

Our Intro on Author this week is on Rania Battany. She has a new book out this month. Fleeting Moments is available to buy now. 

Rania Battany lives with her husband and three children in the beautiful Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia. When she isn’t getting her hands dirty in the garden, frolicking with her chickens or dog, or chasing after her three young children, she is writing contemporary romance novels that tug at the heartstrings or curled up with a cup of tea and a book.

Rania Battany on the web:

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What is your writing kryptonite?
Repetition of a character trait. In my first book, ‘This is Kaylah’, everyone breathed deeply, took in a deep breath, and sighed heavily. In my second book, ‘Fleeting Moments,’ everyone spoke in a particular tone of voice. I am very thankful that my editors picked these up as it allowed me to reconsider my characters and how they would behave. When re-editing, I ensured each character had unique traits, so they didn’t lose their individuality.

Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Yes. I did. I even explored different names I could use. In the end, I decided to use my birth name for a few reasons: Firstly, Rania Battany is super unique. I wanted something unique for when a fan looked me up. I didn’t want anyone coming across multiple authors with the same name. Secondly, I had built a presence on social media and within my local community as myself, and I wanted to use that as a leverage point for when I released my books. The third reason is simply that I had no issue with the people I knew reading what I was writing.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to be original when writing women’s fiction. My second book, ‘Fleeting Moments’, is an example of that. I took a risk with creating a completely different kind of heroine—a heroine that is flawed and troubled. But it paid off, and the feedback has been amazing.
I write my contemporary romance to market. In these books, I give readers what they want. My first book, ‘This is Kaylah’ is an example of that.

Tell us about your book:
Maya is in a difficult part of her life. She has lost connection with her family and friends, and her boyfriend of six years has left her for another woman. She reaches rock bottom, unaware that she is drowning until she meets Sam.
Sam’s attitude to life is infectious. He is full of zest, honest, and fun loving. Piece by piece, he helps Maya rebuild her life.

FLEETING MOMENTS is a tender and heart-wrenching exploration of the difficulty in dealing with grief and loss. This story is a reminder that, by being brave enough to connect deeply with others, we might glimpse the light during the darkest times of our lives. It gives hope that we might learn to live in the light, despite the shadows that remain.

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  1. thank you for well written intro...
    have a great day

    # I follow you, hope, you follow me too....

  2. Great interview and thanks for introducing me to this author!

  3. It was fun reading all your answers. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Congratulations on this new book. Storyline sounds good.

  5. Congrats on this new book.

  6. Great interview!! Congrats on your book Rania!

  7. Hi Nas and Rania - it sounds like you've worked out how to set your characters up ... with their unique voice; and then with your name - you obviously worked out what's best in the authorly world. Congratulations - sounds like you're setting yourself up for an excellent career ... all the best - cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary, thank you so much for your comment. Wishing you all the best too! -Rania


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