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Author spotlight: Mickey Martin

18 February 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 Mickey Martin. She will be attending ARR2020 in Melbourne.

How old were you when you first started writing romance?

Eleven … but seriously, 40!

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

Jane Feather.

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

Yes, I have written non-fiction. About a family dealing with anxiety and mental illness. And will be dabbling in paranormal topics this year.

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

I would love to see The Given turned into a movie/TV series. I’d put a young Liv Tyler in the role of Lilliana. And a cross between Ian Somerhalder and Henry Cavil, for Damon.

What is the hardest part of creating a story?

Hoping it’s exciting enough to keep the readers entertained.

What is your favourite place to write?

In my garden.

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

Yes! Friends, people that have inspired me, even a stranger’s smile on the street.

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

Angel in the Baking by Carolyn Wren. I adored it. It was cheeky, fun and a novelette, so I didn’t feel guilty taking an hour to read an entire book, in between writing my third book of a trilogy!

Tell us about your latest release in 100 words or less

Dark Angel. Book two in The Given trilogy. It’s a psychological romance, about a young woman who lives in an establishment that offers a safe sanctuary for people that have been abused, mistreated or through horrific circumstances. She is in love with the Damon, the Head of the Louisiana’s Given Facility. His family has been running the establishment for generations. Its dark, a bit dangerous, but full of friendship, hope, love and keeps the reader guessing, what will happen next!

What else will you be working on in 2020?

I have a few anthologies I’m working on this year. I also am finishing my third book in The Given trilogy, titled The Guardian. I’m planning on writing an adult fairy tale, as well as continuing a paranormal romance I started before Christmas. Plus a collaboration, non-fiction, of many Australian families voices regarding anxiety and school refusal, and how it affects the entire family. Just for starters 😊

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



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