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.
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