AUSSIE MONTH with Genevieve Gannon
Describe yourself in one word:
What is your background with regard to writing?
I’m a journalist but I really like making-up stories. News editors frown on this, so I spend my nights writing fiction.
Tell us about Husband Hunters:
Husband Hunters is a comedy about three girlfriends. Even though the title suggests it’s all about men, really it’s about friendship.
What inspired this novel?
The concept was inspired by an interview I did with Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus author John Gray. I was writing an article about how marriage has changed over generations and he said that modern women should be more pragmatic. I thought it would be a fun idea to see what would happen if three professional women attacked romance with the rigour they applied to their professional lives.
What are you reading right now?
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
I really want to go to Japan and South America.
Best thing about being an Aussie?
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
It’s not all bodice-ripping!
What have you got in store for your readers in 2015?
My second, as yet untitled novel is being released on May 1 by which time I hope to have finished the manuscript for my third.
What were your big achievements of 2014?
The publication of my debut novel, Husband Hunters.
Three old friends team up to find life partners – it’s not about love, this is business.
Clementine, a psychologist specialising in couples counselling, is reeling from the discovery that her boyfriend is married. Annabel, an ex-model, only seems to attract men who want her as a trophy. Daniela, a civil engineer, is stuck in the friendzone.
Abandoning the romantic notions of true love that haven’t worked out for them, the three decide to use their considerable professional skills to find a partner. This isn’t about hearts and flowers; it’s about being practical.
Warm and witty, Husband Hunters is about what happens when you try to engineer love.