If you’ve ever met Paula Roe, you’d remember it. She’s one of the bubbliest authors I’ve ever met and can talk a mile a minute. (Check out Decadence’s recap of a library talk that Paula did earlier this year.) She designs websites, and you may have seen some of her work without knowing it (such as websites for Anna Campbell, ARRA and Bronwyn Jameson).
She was a 2009 R*BY finalist and has won the Australian Romance Readers Award for Favourite Category Romance two years in a row. She writes for Mills and Boon (Desire), but I’m told she’s ‘also writing a bunch of other stuff—space opera/fantasy, romantic comedy, historical…’
Her latest book, Promoted To Wife? is set in Queensland, and has just been released in Australia as part of the 2011 Mother’s Day gift selection pack.
Where you do your best writing
In my office, at the computer. Need quiet and the right ambience.
Favourite thing in your writing space
The computer! Truly, it keeps me connected with the world, friends and readers, plus tells me when to eat and when to get back to work. Oh, and when to pick up my child from school. :-)
Best food and/or beverage to accompany a good read
Generally nothing but at a stretch, coffee’s always good.
One thing you would never do in the name of research
Jump out of a plane. Too many things can go wrong!
How friends and family would describe you two days before a deadline
Impatient, frustrating, easily angered, absent-minded…
Only one??? Well, I’d save my iPod because it has hundreds! My current reading favourite right now is Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series (just finished book 1)—love the girly heroine who has to find sister’s killer amidst all these weird and otherworldly creatures. Urban fantasy with vampires and ghouls and creepy stuff…brilliant!
Your life in a book—what would the title be? In which genre or category would it be shelved?
Crazy Is As Crazy Does – women’s fiction/chick lit
Watership Down by Richard Adams. Talking rabbits!
Describe yourself as the heroine of a romance novel
Control freak procrastinator with an obsession with handbags and finding the perfect pink shade of lipstick.
Best advice for surviving the zombie apocalypse
Lots of guns and ammo.
Favourite method of procrastination
Facebook, Twitter and the internet. (I spend waaay too much time on all of them!)
Do you kill fairies?
No! Why, God, why???
PROMOTED TO WIFE (Silhouette Desire)
Mills and Boon | 9781742775654 (Aus) | 9780373730896 (US) | 9781426888038 (E) | Excerpt
Running a multi-billion dollar company meant long hours for Zac Prescott. Thankfully, his super-efficient assistant made the workload almost bearable. Theirs was a strictly professional relationship…until the night Emily Reynolds finally let her hair down. And the tycoon took full advantage by stealing a kiss.
Suddenly, all Zac could concentrate on was his once plain-Jane secretary. Too bad that after the kiss, she’d quit! Could he lure her back with better prospects…and add some pleasure to the job description? Or was Emily looking for the ultimate promotion…to wife?
The Australian edition was released this month as part of the 2011 Mother’s Day gift selection pack.
As part of Aussie Author Month, we’re running a series of Q&A-type posts featuring authors who write romance fiction or fiction with romantic elements. Each post will feature the same set of questions or prompts. We tried to make them fun and easy for the authors—and we hope you enjoy them, too!