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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Who's that girl? Interview - Alli Sinclair

Please welcome another Aussie to the blog hot seat!

Name? Alli Sinclair

Where are you? Geelong, Victoria but I've lived in Argentina, Peru and Canada.

How many years have you been a member of RWOz? One year.

What genre do you write? Suspense with elements of romance and magical realism.

Who are your favourite authors? Jessica Andersen, Laura Esquivel, Anne Gracie, Philippa Fioretti, the list could go on and on and on!

What inspired you to write romance? Romance is a part of life, even bad guys have loved or been burnt in love (I love writing about the love lives of the baddies in my books!).

Who's your dream agent and/or dream publisher? I won't name names but I will say I am looking for an agent who "gets" my writing, and will think outside the box in terms of getting my work published. As for publishers, I want them to fall in love with my characters and stories and for us to have a long and fruitful relationship (oh  my, that sounds like I'm on a dating show!).

What's the best thing about going to conference? Man, there's too many "best things"! Probably number one would be meeting all the lovely RWA members and putting names to faces.

This year was my first RWA conference in Australia (I've been to ones in Canada and the USA) and from the second I walked through the door, I was hugged and welcomed by so many RWA members I wasn't let go until I left on Sunday. I have never met so many friendly, happy, welcoming people in one place before. The workshops were inspiring and I was on a high for weeks afterwards. I enjoy the Romaus loop even more because I can picture people when I read their comments.

I can't wait for next year! I've volunteered to help out as assistant registrar & with pitches at the 2011 Melbourne Conference. 

And lastly, finish these statements...
My greatest strength as a writer is...
my persistence and willingness to learn my craft.
A sexy heroine needs...to be strong and self-reliant.
My latest WIP (work in progress) is about...a flight attendant turned Indiana Jones in heels.
When I write I like to...get lost in the story and characters and think I'm right alongside with them.
My best writing milestone to date is...finally being happy with VESTIGE, the manuscript I'm about to start querying.

Alli is one of four writers blogging about culture, travel and storytelling from around the world. You can find her at her blog or on her Facebook page.


  1. Hi Alli,
    I agree, the conference has an amazing, friendly buzz with everyone wanting to help everyone else =)
    Good luck with your ms =)

  2. Hi Alli and Kylie!

    This post makes me want to sing It's a Small World After All... since I know you both from different places. :)

    I love writers conferences and have heard nothing but fabulous things about the ones down under. Some day...

  3. Hi Mel! Yes, conferences are fabulous. And thanks for the good luck wishes!

    Maureen, now that song is stuck in my head! Thanks a lot! ;-) You should definitely jump across the pond and come to the Aussie or Kiwi one. That would be great!

  4. Alli, Molly is going to the Kiwi one this summer (I mean winter, I guess ;)

    She's really looking forward to it.

  5. As Kylie can attest, Molly will have an awesome time. How exciting!

  6. Hi Alli,
    Unfortunately I missed the last conference - but look forward to meeting you next year in Melbs. It was great getting to know you through this blog. Thanks to the lovely Kylie!!

  7. Hi Alli!

    This year's conference was my first Australian one too, and I second every word you said about it!! It was great meeting you in August and I enjoyed learning more about you today!

  8. Thanks, Christina! It was lovely to meet you, too and I'm very much looking forward to reading Captive when it's released. :-)

  9. Hi Serena!

    I look forward to meeting you, too. Don't forget to pack your black for Melbourne. ;-) And thanks Kylie, for hosting me today!

  10. Wow, I go into town grocery shopping and come back to find you've had a chat party! Hi, ladies, here and abroad! Great that you could drop in and visit Alli.

    Also fantastic to hear we're going to have someone make the looonnnnggggg trip from the States to come to the RWNZ conference! I look forward to meeting Molly - Maureen, tell her to look me up (I'll be going). Alli will you be flying over the ditch or saving yourself for Melbourne?

    Mel, Serena, Christina, glad you enjoyed getting to know Alli! :-)

  11. I would love to go to NZ next year and I really hope to make the trip across the pond. Melbourne (and helping organize it) might exhaust me, though!

    Thanks to everyone for dropping by!

  12. Hey Alli,
    Meeting you and sharing a room with you at the conference was one of the highlights of last year's conference for me. Hope we can do it again and I'm looking forward to seeing Vestige in print!

  13. Louise, conferences are great, eh? Look forward to seeing you in Melbourne if you're going to this year's RWOz conference.

  14. Aw, thanks Louise! Yes, it was definitely one of the highlights for me, too! I would love to be part of the "First Sales" brigade this year!