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Author spotlight: Jayne Kingsley

2 January 2020

For ARR2020 in March we will be featuring more than 90 romance authors across five cities. If you live in (or near) Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Adelaide, come along and meet local authors, as well as our international guests—Darynda Jones and Susan Donovan.

Today we are spotlighting Jayne Kingsley. She will be attending ARR2020 in Sydney and Melbourne.

How old were you when you first started writing romance?

Thirty—newly married, all loved up and I figured it was time I gave my dreams a red-hot go.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

Nora Roberts—it’s hard not to love her books!

Have you written genres other than romance (or are you thinking about it)?

No, and probably not.

Choose one of your books to turn into a movie—who would you cast in the lead roles?

Tailored for Her Prince. Henrik: Samuel Page, Eva: Lily Collins

What is the hardest part of creating a story?

Carving out time to write the story and not get distracted with shiny new ideas.

What is your favourite place to write?

I actually really love writing on a train.

Have any of your characters been inspired by real-life people?


What was the last romance you read and loved (and why did you love it)?

Reclaimed by the Powerful Sheikh by Pippa Roscoe. I had already read about the two main characters in the previous books in this series and I think I was already in love with both of them by the time this book released!

Tell us about your latest release in 100 words or less

My latest release is A Kiss for Christmas Eve, part of the Christmas On Hope Street anthology. Cara Hewitt has spent her whole life searching for the perfect place to call home. Now settled in Cathedral Springs with her beloved vintage store, she’ll do anything to stop her landlord selling the building. If she loses her store, she’ll lose everything. Noah Aimes left Cathedral Springs straight out of high school, taking with him the biggest lie he’s ever told. Now he’s back to sell the building his grandma left him in her will, bringing him face to face with the truth. In the race to stop Noah signing on the dotted line, will Cara convince him that love could be the winning choice neither of them considered?

What else will you be working on in 2020?

My Stenish Royals series is planned for release in early 2020. For the rest of the year, I plan to work on a coastal small-town series involving four sisters who reluctantly return to their home town to revive the family bakery. I expect I’ll require lots of research (ahem cake tasting) for this one!

If you haven’t booked your ticket for ARR2020 yet, you can buy one HERE.


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