AUSSIE MONTH with Fiona Greene
Describe yourself in one word:
Tell us about Home for Christmas:
Home for Christmas is the story of a special Christmas Care package sent to an Aussie Soldier in Afghanistan, which touches both the soldier who receives it and the woman who sent it.
What inspired this novel?
A news-bite on Christmas Day showing Aussie soldiers unwrapping their care package from home. I realised I’d never seen an Aussie soldier in a published romance novel and I set about trying to change that.
What are you reading right now?
The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
The great Aussie road trip around this huge country of ours.
Best thing about being an Aussie?
Freedom and acceptance. As Aussies, we are free to wear what we ike, work in whatever job we choose, we have enough food and we’re accepted for who we are.
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
Books in the romance genre can have a little bit of everything – mystery, family, paranormal, historical or futuristic. There is a type of romance for most readers and that’s why it’s the biggest selling genre.
What have you got in store for your readers in 2016?
I’ve been working with some of my futuristic novels, and am waiting on the result of a submission. Fingers crossed you’ll be reading sci-fi romance from me in 2016.
What were your big achievements of 2015?
Home for Christmas was a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia Ella Award (Best Published Novella). The experience was special beyond compare and I loved every second of it. Outside of writing, we raised a puppy who is now 14 months old and full of mischief, energy and good cheer. It’s been challenging to manage her energy and fun to be around her.
Home for Christmas
What began as an impersonal-but-cheerful holiday gift for a soldier far from home becomes so much more…
Sergeant Tate McAuliffe, stationed in Afghanistan, opens his Christmas care package from Australia and is stunned by both its contents and the sender.
Fun-loving Christmas tree designer Layla Preston is a breath of fresh air for loner Tate. Although they’ve never met, their email friendship quickly develops and their feelings for each other deepen.
But Layla knows the heartache that loving a soldier can bring and when Tate is injured, her deep-seated fear drives them apart. With their relationship in tatters, can Layla and Tate work through their differences, so Layla can welcome Tate home for Christmas?
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