Today I interview Janet Gover, and there is a chance to win her new book :)
1. Tell me about yourself?
Let me see – I was born in Australia and grew up in a small town, not unlike the towns I write about in my books. I now live in London – which came about because I met a lovely Englishman with green eyes and a guitar, and yes, reader, I married him. I have been writing since I was about 10 years old, and I cannot imagine a time when I will ever stop. When not writing, I work with computers – mostly in the television and film industry. Going to work is much more fun when there’s a chance of bumping into Johnny Depp at lunchtime (and yes, I did.)
2. And about your new book, The Wild One?
It’s the story of four people, who come together to save a herd of wild horses. Dan Mitchell is a former serviceman, still carrying a burden of guilt from events while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rachel Quinn is a photographer who has no home. She actually lives all her life in hotels, or camping from the back of her car. She too is running from a tragedy in her past. There’s Carrie Bryant – a jockey who was injured in a terrible race fall and now is frightened of the horses she once loved. And Justin Fraser – who is struggling to hold onto his father’s legacy. For all four of them, their redemption is linked to the fate of a beautiful wild stallion.
3. This book is a part of a series, but does it work as a stand alone too?
It is the second Coorah Creek novel – but it is a stand-alone story. It’s set in the same small outback Australian town as the first book in the series, Flight To Coorah Creek and we revisit some of the characters in the first book, to see how their story is continuing. The idea with the series is that the readers get to know the people in the town. The main characters in one book will come back in other book. I want my readers to feel like they are visiting old friends and family when they go back to Coorah Creek.
4. Give me some juicy details on Dan and Rachel? ;)
Ah.. Dan. I’ve been slightly in love for him for a while. He’s a strong, thoughtful man, who cares deeply about other people. As a former soldier, he looks pretty good with his shirt off too. When he and Rachel Quinn meet, they are nose to nose in anger on the banks of a billabong ( an Australian word for a small lake). A bit later in the book, they are back at the billabong – but this time to cool down after a hard days work in the hot sun. Do I see you smiling? I smiled too as I wrote that scene .
5. Are you writing more books set in Coorah Creek?
I’ve already written a novella as part of the same series. It’s all about a young English nurse who finds herself celebrating Christmas in forty degree heat in the outback. And the man who rescues her... or does she rescue him? I’m also working on another book set in Coorah Creek. It’s working title is Little Girl Lost. This one asks the question – what do you do when the wrong person is so very very right?
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Can four wounded souls find love?
Iraq war veteran Dan Mitchell once disobeyed an order – and it nearly destroyed him. Now a national park ranger in the Australian outback, he’s faced with another order he is unwilling to obey ...
Photographer Rachel Quinn seeks out beauty in unlikely places. Her work comforted Dan in his darkest days. But Quinn knows darkness too – and Dan soon realises she needs his help as much as he needs hers.
Carrie Bryant was a talented jockey until a racing accident broke her nerve. Now Dan and Quinn need her expertise, but can she face her fear? And could horse breeder, Justin Fraser, a man fighting to save his own heritage, be the person to help put that fear to rest?
The wounds you can’t see are the hardest to heal ...
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