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Author spotlight: Caenys Kerr

14 October 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 Caenys Kerr.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

The first author names I remember were Lucy Walker and Barbara Cartland. The books I recognised before I ever got around to identifying author names, as such, were those carrying the Mills & Boon rose. If it was Mills & Boon, it was worth reading.

What do you write?

I write contemporary romance with various heat levels. All will have a connection to Australia, even if they are set elsewhere or move between Australia and other locations. They start out as standalones, but secondary characters become noisy, agitating for their own stories, and a series emerges.

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

A flash of a scene comes first for me, then the characters who populate it. They’re something like dreams. You can’t always work out where the subconscious comes up with dream images and neither can I explain what drives many of the scenes that prompt a story. They don’t arrived fully formed, but they do tend to be demanding.

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

For The Salignac Legacy, I’d choose Max Irons to play Lachie. He’s 189 cm tall and has a broody countenance that blossoms into heart stopping when he smiles. Opposite him, as Catriona, I’d seek out an Australian actor such as Hannah Monson. Hannah is taller than my vision of Catriona, but I could live with that given Max’s height. Her facial features are a good match.

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

My latest release is Return to Calypso Station. It’s my first rural romance. This one has been in the pipeline for a while. Readers like the story and can deal with Nash’s embittered persona from the beginning. Editors tend to find him too dour. He’s a great guy, though, and if the feisty Danielle loves him enough to give him a second chance, then he’s got to be worth it. He’ll go through some pain, finding his way back. Some would say he deserves it.

What else are you working on in 2021?

I recently completed a story, in a sort of Undercover Boss meets Love Boat scenario, set mostly on a cruise ship in the Adriatic. I’m wrapping up a new erotic and re-editing my first two publications, Loving the Celebrity Chef and Happy with the Millionaire to prepare them for republication. The sequel to The Salignac Legacy is finished and the third book in the series has the beginning and the black moment but not much else just yet.

Caenys’s latest releases:

You can find more information on Caenys on her website.

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