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Author spotlight: Claire Boston

17 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 Claire Boston. She will be attending ARR2020 in Perth.

How old were you when you first started writing romance?

Twenty-six.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

Nora Roberts, Hot Ice.

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

I’ve written fantasy and my first fantasy novel, The Assassin’s Gift, comes out this year.

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

If Nothing to Lose was turned into a movie I’d love Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie to play the lead roles.

What is the hardest part of creating a story?

The middle. I usually have a good grasp on the characters, the beginning and the end, but the journey between gets tricky.

What is your favourite place to write?

Outside on my tree swing.

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

Yes. I often give characters names of people I know and members of my reader group can request to be in my novels.

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

The Queen and the Homo Jock King by TJ Klune made me laugh out loud constantly. From there I went and read a whole bunch of TJ’s books and I loved them all.

Tell us about your latest release in 100 words or less

Harbour is book three of the First Response series. It’s a second-chance-at-love novel set in a small town in WA. My heroine is in an abusive relationship and trying to get out, and my hero wants to help and support her any way he can. The abusive partner is involved in lots of illegal things so it’s full of suspense.

What else will you be working on in 2020?

I’ll be writing, Protect, book 4 of the First Response series and then plotting and writing my next fantasy and romantic suspense series.

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

 

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