A quickie with…Paula Roe

A quickie with…Paula Roe

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…’

2011 Mother's Day Gift SelectionHer 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.

Website: www.paularoe.com
Social networks: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Genre: Category contemporary romance
Latest release: Promoted To Wife?

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…

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Darkfever, Book 1)One book you’d save in an emergency and three words to describe it

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 AdamsOne book you loved as a child

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

9781426888038 Business, Pleasure…Possibilities?

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.

Mills and Boon | Books On Board | eHarlequin | Kindle | Amazon | Book Depository

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!


  1. OMG, you are such a hoot, Paula. Reading your interviews always makes me smile! May you find the perfect shade of lipstick and never ever be forced to jump out of plane in the name of research *g*

  2. Barbara says:

    Hi Paula

    Loved your blog…. youalways seem so bubbly…… haven’t read your book I won at ARRC yet…I came home with so many books….. hard deciding which to read next…

  3. Paula Roe says:

    Hi everyone and thanks for dropping by!  Margaret, I can’t wait to get down to Melbourne in June and share some fab writing stuff (it’ll also mean that I’ve handed in my next book which is being a bit of a PITA at the moment ~8-O

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