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Author spotlight: Charlotte Nash

9 September 2021

In the lead-up to ARR2021 in December we will be spotlighting the authors who will be signing. In the spotlight today we have Charlotte Nash.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

Jilly Cooper when I was a teenager, then JR Ward as an adult. Both of them really expanded my horizons of what a book (and romance) could do.

What do you write?

Contemporary romance, both rural and international romantic dramas. They can all be read as standalones, but my first three are connected, so it makes more meaning to read them in order. So far my books are all third person, but the new one I’m working on is first person, and I’m enjoying the more intimate perspective.

Which usually comes to you first—characters or plot (or something else)?

Often a setting, but then the characters and plot will start to lace into the opportunities that place provides, and then those stitch into each other, until everything knits together.

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

I’ll choose On a Starlit Ocean, and I’d love to see Rebecca Breeds in the lead heroine’s role (Erin Jacobs), and James Frecheville as the doctor hero (Alex Bell). I’d also go for Luke Mitchell as the developer (Tristan Drummond) who plays the key antagonist role. They are all fabulous Australian actors, apt for the characters and age appropriate, too. I also reckon Rebecca and Luke being married IRL would help inject the complex-past romantic tension between the two characters in the story!

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

On a Starlit Ocean: After caving to her sister’s pleas, a fiesty sailor returns to her island home and is dragged into saving the village. But this mission means working with both her volatile developer ex, and the sexy new doctor in town. To save her home and the people she loves, our heroine must navigate a dangerous jealousy, a devastating secret, and the open sea. A dynamic island romance with a touch of suspense and a hint of Gothic mystery, and now a 2021 RuBY finalist!

What else are you working on in 2021?

I am currently doing edits for my next novel, a romantic drama called Twenty-Six Letters, which will be out in 2022 from Allen & Unwin. I’m also in the research and planning phase for the next after that, which will be a more rural romance centred on waterholes, with the working title This Water Runs a River.

Charlotte’s latest releases:

You can find more information on Charlotte on her website.

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