These are the stories of Faye Hall.
Her passion driven, mystery filled books are set in North Queensland, Australia during the development of the townships at the end of the 19th century.
Each of her novels bring something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.
Each of her books tell of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder.
These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.
Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on her own ancestors and their adventures when first migrating to Australia.
Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.
What inspires you to write?
I get inspiration from the history of the beautiful little town I grew up in, along with the tales of my own family when they migrated to Australia.
Tell us about your writing process.
I try to write an outline but then once I start writing it's usually a 'seat of my pants' kind of deal. My notes are written the old fashioned way with pen and paper but final scripts are always on my computer.
Characters are always outlined on paper so that I can get an image in my head clearly of who I'm writing about. The same happens for inns and estate houses.
All hotel or inn names are historically accurate to the towns in my books. As to are ships or station names where possible.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I tend to argue with my characters a fair bit because they usually go in a different direction to my original plan. If I get stuck on a certain bot I also ask whichever character what they would do next.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice would be to learn not to take comments too personally, especially if they are bad ones. You need a very thick skin in this industry. Just take each remark as a learning curve, be it good or bad.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went with traditional publishing because, when I started in this industry, I didn't trust myself enough to make the right decisions for my books.
Even though I am still traditionally published, I am now starting to explore the world of self publishing for some of my future work.
I have a roller coaster ride with traditional publishers but I think for me that was needed. It has taught me so very much, as well as being able to get my name and my work seen in places I don't think I'd have been able to on my own.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I find it quite scary to be honest. So many good publishers are closing their doors. There are so man scam artists out there also that are barely paying authors and refusing to return their rights. On the other hand there is the very crowded world of self publishing where anyone who can govern a website and keyboard can claim themselves as an 'author'. I see dark days ahead for the world of authors before we all find the light at the end of this tunnel.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Historical romance, romantic suspense, interracial romance, rural romance, australian romance, 19th century romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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