THIS WRITING LIFE: Wonderful Book News!

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I am absolutely delighted to announce that I will have TWO books out this year.

My latest rural romance, Rocking Horse Hill, hits the shelves in less than a month, but come September I’ll have another release in a brand new genre.

The French Prize is the first in what I hope will be a long line of romantic adventure novels. The French Prize features gutsy Australian heroine Dr Olivia Walker and her quest to discover an ancient sword called Durendal. There’s drama and history, gorgeous Provencal scenery, and even a touch of French food. And because I write romance, there’ll also be plenty of passion and sexy good sorts to get all gooey over.

I’m ridiculously excited about this news. With these books we’ll be able to experience all sorts of thrilling adventures in colourful foreign lands while in pursuit of historical and legendary artefacts. A fine excuse for a research trip or two if ever there was one. Not to mention long couch sessions spent watching Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Sigh.

Indy3The French Prize will be released under Harlequin Australia’s MIRA imprint. Harlequin, as you probably know, is a leading global publisher of romantic fiction. A second book, as yet untitled, has already been scheduled for 2015.

And rural romance fans, never fear, there are still more of those in the pipeline!



21 thoughts on “THIS WRITING LIFE: Wonderful Book News!

  1. AvatarLouise Reynolds

    Wow! You have been busy. This series sounds like it’s right up my alley. I mean, what’s not to like? Congratulations, Cathryn!!

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      VERY busy, Louise. It’s actually rather scary with these extra deadlines but an absolute blast too. The books are such FUN!

      Thanks for the congratulations. As you can imagine, I’m over the moon.

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      Thanks Beck. The book’s a hoot (if I do say so myself). A pacy romp around Provence with a sexy but silent manly hero and a clever feisty heroine. Huge fun!

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      Thank you so much, Kandy (even if you did point the finger my way during the Anna Campbell murder investigation at the ARR Awards – horsey smell, hmph!). I’m chuffed to bits. Now to find time for more research trips!

  2. AvatarGabrielle Battistel

    This is wonderful news. I would have tinkled a glass with you at the dinner the other night! But I understand these things are kept under ‘excited’ wraps. Good news. Congratulations

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