Meet My Character – Teagan Bliss from The Falls

Yikes! I’m up to my neck in THE FALLS edits right now and completely forgot that Rachael Johns tagged me to a Meet The Character blog chain.

You all know Rachael, of course. She’s the best-selling author of wonderful Australian rural romances like Jilted (just released in the US!), Man Drought, Outback Dreams, Outback Blaze and her latest, Outback Ghost. Plus more!

Anyway, as I said I’m going just a little stir crazy over edits for my next rural romance as the deadline creeps closer. So, seeing as this book is front and centre in my brain right now, let’s hear about a character from THE FALLS.

1.) What is the name of your character?

Teagan Bliss. Some of you may remember her from Rocking Horse Hill as the close friend of Emily Wallace-Jones.

2.) Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

She’s pure fiction.

3.) When and where is the story set?

THE FALLS is a contemporary rural romance set in a (fictional) New South Wales village called The Falls, very close to the beautiful Blue Mountains. It’s gorgeously rolling countryside that once was farmed but is now heavily populated with hobby farms and horse properties, and rural retreats for wealthy city-dwellers. The village is tight-knit, gossipy and fat with quirky characters.

4.) What should we know about him/her?

Teagan has fled her home in Levenham in South Australia after her father gambles away Pinehaven, the family farm that Teagan had put her heart, soul and life savings into.

5.) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Teagan is in a pretty bad way after the loss of the family farm. She’s desperate to escape the past but it has a rotten habit of following her around. After being betrayed by her own father, a man who was supposed to love and protect her, she finds it impossible to trust anyone. Especially sexy local farrier Lucas Knight, a man who seems to have taken serious interest in the new redhead in town…

6.) What is the personal goal of the character?

To find sanctuary, both physically and mentally, where she can come to terms with the loss of her dream and, with the help of her kindhearted aunt, start a new life.

7.) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

It’s called THE FALLS. Keep an eye on the Books page of my website for more info or, better still, sign up to my newsletter at the bottom of the Home page. Subscribers get all sorts of special things, including all the news, regular giveaways and more.

8.) When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?

THE FALLS will hit shelves at the end of April 2015. Very exciting!

I’m now meant to tag three other authors to carry on the blog chain but as I’m running horrendously late and haven’t contacted anyone to ask if they want to play along, I’ll leave this bit blank. But if you want to continue, please feel free. I tag thee!

STOP PRESS! DB Tait will carry on the chain. Check out her blog on Thursday 30th Oct to meet her character.