This month Booktopia has been celebrating Australian Romance Month!
To bring our favorite genre to the fore throughout July, Booktopia blogger Haylee Nash has been interviewing one author per day with ‘Ten Terrifying Questions’. Earlier in the month, Avon’s very own bestselling author of rural romance Rachel Treasure stepped up to the plate…
What is the best thing about being a romance author?
I get to play all day in my head with nice fellas and move them around, exactly where I want them. And I can do it all in my jeans and uggies with my hair stuck up in a crazy pony tail and they still love me. The characters also get to be my puppets for the more serious issues I want to raise within the romance genre… like rural suicide, rural decline, infidelities in relationships and the renaissance in agriculture that is happening at a grass roots level. That’s the best thing… to use romance as a device to draw people in, then get people to THINK.
Who (aside from a significant other) do you swoon over?
Denim with a dash of artistic creativity is the ideal. My country music lads always catch my breath… Toby Keith as mentioned above, Luke Bryan and top of the country pops in swoon factor is Tim McGraw… he’s so sweet to his wife Faith Hill, loves his kids and is fitter than a Mallee Bull for a man of his age. Dang he looks good in jeans and a t-shirt. And his voice! Oh… like a sticky date… to die for.
Tell us something very few people know about you.
On days that are challenging I wear Wonder Woman undies. Bat Girl sometimes gets a run too.
Describe your writing style in three words.
Channelled from above.