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Author spotlight: Susan Mackie

20 November 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 Susan Mackie.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

Barbara Cartland, while I was in hospital having my appendix at age 12. The tea lady provided the book.

What do you write?

Small town and rural romance with a bit of suspense and/or mystery.

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

The characters and their motivation come to me first.

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

Charlie’s Will. I would cast Liam Hemsworth as Angus and a fresh unknown for Rose (tall, auburn hair).

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

A Place to Start Over. While recuperating from her biggest mistake, Harriet’s had time to plan a fresh start, away from the city. She heads north, it’s a long drive and she’s only just beginning to heal, so she’s booked a stopover at Barrington Homestead. Harriet meets Drummond Murray on the road to Barrington. A cattle farmer and fifth generation local with impeccable manners but not much warmth. Ben Evans is a local stock and station agent, good humoured and welcoming. Except Harriet is keen to continue her journey. Circumstances keep her in Barrington and after months of feeling helpless, feeling needed strikes a chord.

What else are you working on in 2021?

A novella for the Love in a Sunburnt Land anthology, vol. 2—with four other Aussie authors. I’m also starting Barrington book 3, for release late 2022.

Susan’s latest releases:

You can find more information on Susan on her website.

If you haven’t booked your ticket for ARR2021 yet, you can buy one HERE.

Already have your ticket? Join us in the ARR2021 Facebook group.



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