Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Q&A with Ann B. Harrison!




1.  Tell us about your newest release.

Although desperate to get out of her dead end job, Sami is cynical when she hears of an inheritance from the grandfather she never knew. But once she and her young brother arrive in the beautiful valley, she discovers they are not wanted...especially by the sexy vineyard owner next door. 
Will she persevere and make a home for them, or give in and take the easy money when the going gets tough?


 Be sure to check out the contest in this post.


2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?

I had to get into the minds of the local wine makers and learn from the planting of the vines to the bottling of the wine. It was interesting to see how much you can make from a small acreage.


3.  How long have you been writing?

About seven years now. It took me a long time to get my first book polished enough to submit.

4.  What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

Too many to name. The writing community at large is incredibly supportive. I belong to writers groups where I live and on line. There is always someone ready to help you if you get stuck.

5.  What does your family think about your career as a published author?

Initially I think they thought it would be another one of my hobbbies - I like to try new things! But once they saw how well I was doing they got right behind me.


6.  Besides writing, what other interests do you have? 

I love camping and I can write when we are away from home so its a win/win situation. Love my garden too.

7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?

I have a series coming out in Feb/March called The Club. I'm in edits with book one, Two for One and still writing book two, Fighter Boy.


8. How can readers connect with you online?



Excerpt:

"I don't understand why you brought me here, James."
The older gentleman looked at her with kindness in his eyes. "Because he asked me too."
She bit her lip and looked up when the nurse came back signalling them to follow her. "You can have a quick visit but they are waiting for an operating room and then they will take him in. Looks like they need to pin that leg."
James took Sami's arm and walked her to Mason. When the nurse pulled back the curtain Sami stumbled and fell against James. He grabbed hold of her until she found her feet.
"Still falling at my feet." Mason tried to laugh but grimaced instead. He was lying on a stretcher, the sheets bloodied around his legs. They had cut off his jeans and he was barely covered by a towel across his groin. The jagged tears on his thighs were open and oozing blood. His chest was bare and a drip snaked into a vein in the arm resting on the far side of the bed, feeding fluids into him.
Sami gulped and put her hand to her mouth. Bile was forcing its way up her throat and she wanted to vomit.
"Don't you dare," James whispered in her ear. "Breathe through your mouth and don't let him see how much this is hurting you."
She glanced up at him quickly and complied, swallowing. After a couple of deep breaths she felt able to talk. "Yeah, well you make it pretty hard for me not too, lying there half naked and all."
He closed his eyes and held out his hand. She stepped forward and linked her fingers with his ignoring the blood from multiple scratches and lacerations. "Thanks, I think I owe you one."
"How about we call it even? I don't know what I'd do if I had one up on you."
A small smile curved his lips and her stomach did a flip.
"I can think of a few things." The smile quickly turned to a frown and he groaned aloud again. "Don't go."
A nurse walked over and checked him before offering pain medication. "It will be a little while before we can get you into theatre so it might be a good idea to have some morphine to get you through." She turned and spoke to James and Sami. "We need to plate that leg so he's booked into theatre. We'll get him down as soon as we can. Ready for this?" she asked Mason.
"Yes ,please. Just get rid of this pain."
Sami watched her put the syringe into the junction in the drip and press down the plunger. "This will take the edge off your pain very quickly." She looked up at Sami. "It might make him a bit sleepy too, so don't be surprised if he drops off."
"Thanks."
James touched her on the shoulder. "I'm going to go and call his parents. Do you want me to give Garth a quick call too?"
"Thanks, that would be great."
"No problem." He pushed a seat toward her and she sat down gripping Mason's hand in hers.


Blurb:


Tempers and sparks fly off the page in Ann B. Harrison's latest Outback novel. FROM THE OUTBACK is set against a vivid backdrop of rolling hills in Australian wine country. Readers that have a sense of adventure and a passion for life and romance in a rural, county setting will love this book.

About FROM THE OUTBACK:

Although desperate to get out of her dead end job, Sami is cynical when she hears of an inheritance from the grandfather she never knew. But once she and her young brother arrive in the beautiful valley, she discovers they are not wanted...especially by the sexy vineyard owner next door.

Will she persevere and make a home for them, or give in and take the easy money when the going gets tough?

Available now on
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About Ann B. Harrison:

Ann swears she was born with a book in her hands and has never put it down. A lifelong love of reading has finally culminated in achieving her dream of writing...and publication.

She lives in the beautiful Hunter Valley with her own handsome hero of many years. Ann has always loved the ups and downs of life in small communities and she shares this with readers in her rural romances.

Strong sexy heroines with a good dash of sass thrown in feature in her stories. Of course these women need an equally strong hero. Bring on the outback hero and watch the passion ignite.

When not writing Ann enjoys reading, gardening, walking her very large dog Hugo and fighting with her computer.

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1 comment:

Froggy said...

great interview! The book sounds amazing!