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Author spotlight: Maggie Mundy

18 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 Maggie Mundy. She will be attending ARR2020 in Adelaide.

How old were you when you first started writing romance?

I came to writing later in life in my forties. I went to university to do a degree in drama, but enjoyed writing so much I started to write and have never looked back.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

I loved reading Diana Gabaldon when I was younger.

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

I have written paranormal romance and contemporary romance. I also have an epic fantasy with romantic elements. I am a sucker for romance and proud of it. I love reading all genres and even tried a murder mystery.

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

I would love to have Road Trip to Happiness turned into a movie. I think it would be a great showcase for Australia. I think I would go for younger Eric Banner in the male lead and a younger Asher Keddie as Scarlet.

What is the hardest part of creating a story?

Plotting. I am a plotter and working out all the plot points can be draining. It also can be frustrating when those pesky characters decide to do what they want and not play by the rules.

What is your favourite place to write?

In the spare bedroom where I have my desk and bookcase set up.

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

I think there are elements to all my characters that are taken from people I know or things that I have read. One of my antagonists may be based on someone in the world who I think is despicable but I am not saying who. I killed him off.

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

British Bedmate by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. It was a fun read with characters you can get involved with right from the beginning.

Tell us about your latest release in 100 words or less.

Rekindled Love. The Connor Clan of Portland, Oregon, look after their own, so when Brett finds out he is a father of a little boy, they are there to help. Brett likes to party hard and never fall in love. He messed up relationships early on and won’t take the risk. Mila is a hard-working chef and mom who comes back to town because her mother is sick. Will Brett finally find something to make him believe in love again as he falls for Mila. Or will both their pasts catch up with them and destroy their happiness.

What else will you be working on in 2020?

I will be finishing my Cocky Carpenter book, which is part of the Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward Cocky Hero World series. I am also writing a second chance romance called Scars and Souvenirs.

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

 

One Comment
  1. maggiermundy permalink
    19 January 2020 7:01 am

    Thank you for doing the Spotlight.

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