Annie Seaton is a multi-published author of women’s fiction and romance with Australian rural settings. I am delighted to welcome her here and to read about her travels throughout Australia.
Even though I am a home body—I love nothing more than curling up on a cold afternoon in winter with a mug of coffee, and a book or my kindle in hand—losing myself in new worlds, we also do a lot of travelling around researching settings for my books. The outback of Australia, the northern coast and the Western Australian desert have all been visited in the name of research over the past four years.
I love reading, and wish I had more time to indulge in that at home, swinging in my hammock… but new stories and new places beckon. But even though I love being home—being a Cancerian, home and hearth is very important to me—we hit the road each winter, and head off exploring settings and doing research for my stories. I’ve written contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and I’ve dipped my toe into historical and paranormal stories as well over the past six years since I began writing.
My writing world is a place I love to be and I hope you enjoy visiting and seeing what I’m currently researching and writing, as well as exploring my past stories. I love visiting different places in Australia, and I hope you enjoy this story.
Her Outback Cowboy is set in the Outback in the far west of New South Wales, and I was able to write about the red dust and the prickles and the flies, because I experienced them firsthand camping in a paddock! The love story is based on a real romance of an older couple I met many years ago in the Outback. I put their story, and the Outback setting, into my book, and wrote my sweet romance.
I’ve been truly blessed since I began my writing career after being a teacher for many years. We travel around in a caravan and we camp in many different locations. The song, ‘I’ve been everywhere, man,’ is one I am trying to beat!
We’ve been to all of the Aussie states except for South Australia, and Tasmania, and have visited deserts, camped under the stars, camped on the sand next to beaches where there are crocodiles, and seen some fabulous sites like diamond mines, waterfalls and sandy beaches in the middle of the outback. My books Kakadu Sunset, Daintree and Diamond Sky are a series set in exotic Australian locations.
There are so many places I want to see, and so many stories to write!
The Australian Woman’s Weekly described my stories writing as ‘crisp, tense and fast-moving storytelling’, saying ‘Seaton absolutely raises the bar in rural fiction.’ Seeing my name in our big glossy, national woman’s magazine was a high point for me.
The Prickle Creek series has four books, and they follow the story of each of four cousins and how they find their happy ever afters in a place they thought they would never come back to.
I love hearing from readers, and I’d love to hear what you think of my stories. You can find out all about me, and my books, and find a contact form at http://www.annieseaton.net/
Her Outback Cowboy
By Annie Seaton
Release date: June 19, 2017
About the book:
The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.
After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down.
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About the Author
Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with Toby, the naughtiest dog in the universe, and two white cats. When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach… or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, camera in hand as the sun sets. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. In 2014 Annie was voted Author of the Year and in 2015 was voted Best Established Author in the AusRomToday.com Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers can contact Annie through her website annieseaton.net or find her on Face Book, Twitter and Instagram.