We have another writer from Oz in the hot seat today!
Name? Catherine Evans (who also writes as Cate Ellink)
Where are you? South coast of NSW, Australia.
How many years have you been a member of RWOz? 3 years.
What genre/s do you write? One part of me writes low-brow literary type stories; the other part writes erotic short stories.
Who are your favourite authors? Iain Pears, Jeffrey Deaver, Leon Uris, Enid Blyton, Isabel Allende, Ed McBain.
What inspired you to write romance? My husband still questions whether I know anything about romance! I fell into romance because RWA gave great feedback on a contest I entered. Most stories have some degree of romance but I'm not necessarily a HEA girl. I like to investigate the human mind and relationships. I also like to push boundaries - not just story but writing style/technique too.
Who's your dream agent and/or dream publisher? My writing style (first person, not high brow literary) means I'm not suited to my dream publisher. I need to have some new dreams!
What's the best thing about going to conference? Talking about writing with people who "get" it.
And lastly, finish these statements...
My best writing milestone to date is...I have an erotic short story coming out in an anthology (Gotta Have It: 69 stories of sudden sex) in March.
Thanks for answering my questions, Catherine!