I write: Rural Romance. (and trying YA, when I find the time)
I’m from: A tiny town in Western Australia called Pingaring. My house is one of five and we are 3.5hrs south east from Perth.
Three words to describe me: Gullible, fun, tomboy
It’s a bit daggy but I love: Sitting with my 8yr old daughter and watching Hannah Montana.
My day job is: Mum duties, housework, community commitments and two days a week working at the local shop. (Was I supposed to put author here too?!?!)
I procrastinate by: Oh the usual. Facebook, twitter, housework, TV, movies, more housework and more facebook.
Three things people might not know about me are: I have my MR truck licence, I love watching the Vampire Diaries and I’d rather clean anything than cook.
Favorite author: Now, I’m going against my genre here, but if I had to pick one it’d have to be Richelle Mead for her VA series. It’s always easier to pick a favourite author who has 6 books out in a series I loved against someone who has stand alone books, as each one you can feel differently towards. But I have so many favourite authors, most of them are members of the RWA!!
Plotter or panster: I like to plot as much as I can. I will piece together my story from start to end loosely. When I have enough right in my head I will type it out like a synopsis, about 3 to 4 pages, and then I begin from Chapter one. I try to follow my plan but sometimes changes pop up.
I would most like to meet: I’d love to say an author but really it would be someone like Craig Lowndes or the Kelly boys…with a bit of luck I could get a ride in one of their V8’s
Why I write: Because I love showing our rural lifestyle, touching on things that affect our communities and creating characters that I can control and making that ‘happy ever after’ ending.
Latest project: My third book The Road Home is with the publishers on its final edit, which should be back to me in three or four weeks. In the mean time I’ve started on book four, Bundara Skies (don’t get used to the title…I’ve learnt it will change). This one is about a female mechanic and her town of Bundara. (she’s also a speedway driver)
Thank you Fiona, you were a blast to interview and a girl after my own heart and congratulations on your success.
GIVEAWAY: Fiona is giving away one of her books and a stubby holder to two people who leave a comment here before (EDST) 8.30pm Saturday 22nd of October. Two winners will be randomly drawn and announced on this blog.
To find out more about Fiona Palmer and her books go to http://www.fionapalmer.com/
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