AUSSIE MONTH with Alissa Callen
Describe yourself in one word:
What is your background with regard to writing?
I’ve always written and loved messing around with words.
Tell us about Down Outback Roads. What inspired this novel?
The setting and plot for Down Outback Roads much grew out of the things I see every day. The small town of Glenalla, and the surrounding red earth countryside, is based on central western NSW, in particular the Cobb and Co station at Molong and the murals at Eugowra. Some of the events that feature in the story are then drawn from my own farm.
What are you reading right now?
Allison Butler – The Healer
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
Take my children to Paris.
Best thing about being an Aussie?
The intense blue of our sky.
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
The romance genre is multi-faceted and well worth a try.
What have you got in store for your readers in 2015?
Lots of books!! In May Down Outback Roads will be available in print and in Jan and then March my next two Montana-set Wildflower Ranch novellas will be released by Tule Publishing.
What were your big achievements of 2014?
Writing a full length novel and two novellas.
Down Outback Roads
Kree Garrett’s younger brother Seth is all the family she has left, so when he goes missing while working in the Australian outback, she races from America to join in the search.
To everyone’s relief, Seth is rescued by local volunteers and Kree finds, in an abandoned historic Cobb & Co Coach House, the opportunity to thank the community she’s fallen in love with. But it isn’t only the town she’s fallen for.
Ewan Mackenzie has given up everything for his brother’s family, but he can never give enough to assuage his guilt at what happened one dark night, years ago . . . Ewan knows he doesn’t deserve happiness, however with Kree he finds it hard to keep his distance.
Can Kree and Ewan leave the tragedies of their pasts behind long enough to find a future together?