AUSSIE MONTH with Margareta Osborn
Describe yourself in one word:
My wonderful father would say, pig headed. I’d prefer to say, determined 🙂
What is your background with regard to writing?
With four award nominated books published with Random House – one, Bella’s Run, a #1 Australian Best-seller – I am about to release my fifth book, Rose River, on March 1. Very exciting!
Tell us about Rose River:
Rose River started out as the #1 iTunes Australia bestselling novella, A Bush Christmas. After an avalanche of reader requests for the rest of Jaime and Stirling’s story, I decided to turn this highly successful RWA Ella Award finalist novella (which has also sold to Germany), into a full-length novel. Rose River, a romantic comedy, is the outcome.
What are you reading right now?
Having just finished Monica McInerney’s Hello From The Gillespies, I am now on a Liane Moriaty ‘book fest’. I love Liane’s work and am devouring her books one by one.
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
To get my writer’s studio built on a hill at our beef property in the high country of East Gippsland. With 360 degree views of mountains, lake, river gorge and river flats, my husband has promised me a revolving writing shack, no less! He’s such a clever, wonderful bloke.
Best thing about being an Aussie?
Being able to live in this incredible country of ours and have the freedom and ability to live our lives to the fullest.
What were your big achievements of 2014?
To launch and tour with 2014’s book Mountain Ash, finish Rose River for 2015 release and also write another novella called The Cowboy (Book 1 in the Hot Aussie Hero series) which has just released world-wide on Amazon with US publishing house, Tule. To do all that along with move properties early in the year, run a farm and juggle three kids schedule’s … well, it’s kinda amazing I’m still here to tell a lucid story 🙂
Adapted from Margareta Osborn’s bestselling ebook novella A Bush Christmas, Rose River is a gloriously funny romantic comedy set in the beautiful Australian outback.
Take one city girl – and drop her into the back of beyond …
Housesitting in rural Burdekin’s Gap, high up in the East Gippsland mountains, is not an obvious career move for a PR executive like Jaime Hanrahan. But, hey, retrenchment is a kicker.
Plus she’s determined not to spend Christmas in Melbourne with her friends, who still have company cars and six-figure salaries, or with her mother, Blanche, who has remarried too soon after her father’s death.
However, it turns out that Burdekin’s Gap is a little more remote than Jaime had anticipated, the house is in the middle of a cattle station, and the handsome manager, Stirling McEvoy, doesn’t appreciate a new farmhand in Jimmy Choos and Sass & Bide cut-offs.
Soon Jaime is fending off stampeding cows, town ladies wielding clipboards, sheep who think they are goats, nude sportsmen and one very neurotic cat. So why does she feel like she’s falling in love . . . with the life, with the breathtaking landscape, and with one infuriating cowboy …?
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