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Author spotlight: Michelle Douglas

18 March 2011

Michelle Douglas is the author of six Harlequin romances since 2007, with another title due in November 2011. Michelle won the 2009 CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award for Bachelor Dad on Her Doorstep. She lives in Newcastle.

Today it is Michelle’s turn under the spotlight …

What did you most enjoy about ARRC09?

This is really hard because even though I was only there for the Saturday, I had a ball. I loved, loved, loved Mary-Janice Davidson’s keynote. I’d not read her before, but oh-my I have now! Also, the book signing was great fun because Annie West and I shared a table and the line for Sherrilyn Kenyon snaked past us so we had a fab time talking to all of Sherrilyn’s fans. Really, it was just great to talk books – romance books! – with like-minded people.

What are you most looking forward to at ARRC2011?

No, no, you can’t make me choose just one thing! Call me shallow but I am really looking forward to staying in the gorgeous Swiss Grand – it sounds heavenly. I’m really looking forward to the Awards Dinner too (gorgeous hotel so I’m thinking gorgeous food). Most of all, though, I’m looking forward to living, breathing and talking romance for the whole weekend. And I do have a goal – I want to come away with books from at least 2 new-to-me authors (who will hopefully become auto buys for me). Suggestions welcome!

What do you have coming up next?

The Secretary’s Secret is out in the UK in November. It’s a boss and secretary story with one night of passion leading to an unplanned pregnancy. The heroine can’t wait to be a mother. The hero is in an utter panic. It’s set in the seaside town of Tuncurry where I used to go for summer holidays when I was little. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this book. I’m really looking forward to finding out what readers think of it.

Which of your books (or characters) is your favourite?

This is a tough one. I love them all for different reasons. My absolute favourite would probably be my first book – His Christmas Angel. My sister and a lot of my friends would vote for The Loner’s Guarded Heart. I also really love Christmas at Candlebark Farm. That book was hell on wheels to write, but when the story finally fell into place it felt like I was singing.

Haven’t tried Michelle’s books yet? Time to catch up:

  1. 18 March 2011 8:06 pm

    Hi Barbara,

    I have to say that I have a soft spot for Aussie books too (and Chrissie books). So glad you enjoyed Candlebark.

    Looking forward to seeing you at ARRC!

  2. Barbara permalink
    18 March 2011 7:52 pm

    Hi Michelle

    I loved Christmas at Candlebark Farm but then I love Aussie books and Christmas ones .. so combined is even better…. looking forward to seeing you at ARRC

  3. 18 March 2011 1:17 pm

    Hi Aimee,

    Looking forward to meeting you too!

  4. 18 March 2011 1:16 pm

    Aww, Helen, thanks for the kind words — I’m so glad you enjoyed Christmas at Candlebark too. After what it put me through, I shouldn’t love that book, but I do.

    It’s so exciting that the conference is sooooo close. We’re all going to have sooooo much fun. Looking forward to catching up!

  5. 18 March 2011 1:13 pm

    Hi Annie, so glad you enjoyed Christmas at Candlebark Farm — I don’t want all that pain to have been in vain!

    LOL! After the book signing at the last ARRC I had a sore throat from talking so much.

    And mega congratulations on your THREE nominations for the ARRA Awards this year. If forced to pick, I’m not sure which I would choose — Passion, Purity and the Prince or Scandal: His Majesty’s Love Child. They were both seductively fabulous!

  6. Aimee permalink
    18 March 2011 12:55 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    Looking forward to meeting you!

  7. Helen permalink
    18 March 2011 12:27 pm

    Whoo Hoo I am going to put my hand up and say how much I loved Christmas at Candlebark Farm as well great story Michelle

    I too am so looking forward to next weekend I have just finished packing up all the goodies that have been arriving at my place ready for my son to take them over to the Swiss Grand for us in a really big van LOL I am sure you are going to come away with some new to you authors Michelle this is something I am looking foward to as well and just mixing with all the wonderful romance authors and readers.

    Have Fun

  8. 18 March 2011 11:44 am

    Michelle, I LOVED ‘Christmas at Candlebark Farm’ so from my end it was worth it. Sorry though that it wasn’t such fun for you.

    That first ARRA booksigning was fun, wasn’t it? We had such a good natter with so many people.

    Looking forward to seeing you in Bondi. Congratulations on your ARRA Award nomination – very well deserved.

  9. 18 March 2011 11:05 am

    Hi Anna,

    Well, I have to say that book did a lot of raspberry blowing before it started to sing. But the singing did make it all worthwhile. Thanks for your kind words, and congratulations right back at you for “My Reckless Surrender’s” nomination for Favourite Historical Romance and for you nomination for Favourite Australian Romance author — wow! Looking forward to catching up with you in Bondi!

  10. 18 March 2011 10:32 am

    Oh, Michelle, isn’t it lovely when a book starts singing? I had one of those with Midnight’s Wild Passion. Such a pleasure to write. Congratulations on all your success and on your ARRA Award nomination for Favourite Short Category Romance for Christmas at Candlebark Farm. Can’t wait for the awards dinner – so sorry I missed it last year. Looking forward to catching up next week! Hurrah!

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