Saturday, 25 February 2012

Kia ora! Faye Robertson is in the house.

Today,I'm delighted to welcome fellow Entangled and Indulgence author, Faye Robertson.

Faye has been kind enough to answer some burning questions, so here we go!

What is your typical day?

I check my email on my iPad while I’m lying in bed at 6am. I love my iPad—couldn’t live without it! Then I sometimes snatch 5-10 minutes at the computer while I eat breakfast before I leave for work. I work full time as a PA at a High School, so I can’t write during the day. I do some social networking when I get in at 4.30pm until I start tea at 5pm, and then my main writing time is from 6pm until 7.30pm-ish. I’d like more social networking time, but I try to spend that last hour and a half just writing.

What surprised you most when you became published?

I don’t even have to think about this one—it was definitely the amount of editing I had to do. The first time I got edits back, I had to have a lie down. The story was covered in red ink! I thought it meant I was a terrible writer. But I learned so much from those edits and they’ve made me a much better writer. I hope!

Do you have a dedicated writing space? What does it look like?

In our open-plan house, the computer area looks like something out of the space shuttle, with a Mac, my son’s new flash PC and two laptops. I sit in the corner with a pinboard covered in reminders and lists and little notes that say things like “Just write the next book” and “BICHOK” (that’s Bum In Chair, Hands On Keyboard!)

What’s next for you?

I’m rewriting the end of the second in my Sensual Healing series with Samhain Publishing, Making Sense. I have a contract for that and it comes out at the end of the year. I also have a couple of other manuscripts to polish and send off, one to Samhain, one to Lyrical Press (I’ve just had a sci-fi romance contracted with them.) But my main project is a new single title book I’ve just started. It’ll be a fun contemporary romance set in small-town New Zealand. I’m very excited about it!

Share your blurb or short excerpt from your latest release with us.

This is the blurb from my new Indulgence book, Kiss and Make Up.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime…

 Makeup artist Tabby Rogers is thrilled to land a job on a New Zealand movie set with lots of perks, including getting her hands on sexy Kiwi stunt man, Eli Black.

The sexual electricity zapping between them can't be denied, but neither of them is in a position to handle happily-ever-after. Eli’s jetting off to Hollywood, Tabby’s next assignment is in the UK. But there’s nothing wrong with a short-term fling, right?

Except as the sparks burn hotter and responsibilities pull at them from opposite ends of the globe, it quickly becomes clear that something’s gotta give. Must Tabby sacrifice her hard-won career for love? Or will Eli forever be the one that got away?

Faye (who also writes as Serenity Woods) lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes fun, flirty, and sexy contemporary romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and hunky but approachable heroes. She’s won several romance writing competitions and is a member of the Romance Writers of New Zealand. She would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it’s not a great idea to pop round if you have any allergies. You can check out all her books at

 Other places where you can find faye:
Twitter: @FayeRobertsonNZ