At Home With… Annie Seaton [Plus Giveaway!]
Posted by Juliet Madison
To celebrate the January 1st release of THE JANUARY WISH, the first book in my small coastal town series set in Tarrin’s Bay; The Town of New Beginnings, I’ve started a new interview segment called ‘At Home With…’
Today, we’re paying a visit to bestselling author from Entangled Publishing, Annie Seaton!
1. Hi Annie where are you from and how long have you lived there?
I live in a small town on the mid north coast of New South Wales and have lived here for over twenty years.
2. What do you love about the place you call home?
Family around me makes it home. As well as that, the proximity to the ocean is very special to me. The water inspires my writing.
3. Do you have a favourite local cafe, restaurant, bar, club, business, or store? Give them a plug here!
LOL… the coffee machine in my kitchen. I have been so busy with deadlines, I lead a fairly cloistered life….I even grocery shop online!
4. Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names? (Feel free to share a photo)
I think most readers are familiar with Bob Dog and Boy Cat and Girl Cat… but here is a photo too!
5. What is your favourite room in the house and why?
The living room where my writing chair overlooks the ocean and my garden
6. If you had to evacuate your house, what three items (apart from people and pets!) would you take?
Laptop, iPad and my gold jewellery (All my important documents and photos are stored electronically!)
7. If you had a magic wand, what’s one thing you would change about your home or your town?
I would beautify the public areas that the local council cannot afford to look after.
8. It’s movie night at your place, the popcorn’s out, and everyone’s nabbed their favourite couch corner or armchair… what movie/s will we watch?
Love Actually or Billy Elliott.
9. Imagine you have the luxury of a chef for a night and you’ve invited people over for a dinner party, what would you have the chef cook?
Creme Brulee! Forget the main course.. . straight to the dessert for me.
[Juliet ~ why not? ;)]
10. Name three books on your To Be Read bookshelf or e-reader:
~ Books 3-10 in the Sullivans series by Bella Andre (Can we count that as one?)
~ Jackie Underdown-Beautiful Illusion
~ M J Stedman –Light Between Oceans
[Juliet ~ I have a couple of those on my list too]
11. Name something unique or uncommon that you have in your pantry or fridge:
Home made pickles… I think that is a rarity these days!
12. If you could live anywhere for one year, where would you go?
New Zealand… I love it and would love to spend a year exploring the country.
13. You’ve just received a phone call from a friend or relative, and they’ll be arriving in five minutes for a visit. What do you do?
a) Relax on the couch until they arrive.
b) Put the kettle on; place some (probably homemade) snacks onto a tray; set the table; put flowers into a vase; and light a candle (and maybe even make some place cards with your super calligraphy skills).
c) Put the kettle on; tip out a few cookies onto a plate; check your reflection in the mirror, and wait.
d) Freak out; shove excess household clutter under beds, in cupboards, drawers, and the garage; trip over something in the process; hold an ice pack to your bruised forehead while swearing profusely; check the mirror to see if you’re still in pyjamas; frantically change into suitable clothing whilst simultaneously holding ice pack to your head; fall over again; alternate ice pack between head and location of new injury; then shove ice pack under bed and greet visitors with the fakest smile of pure calm you can muster.
None of the above. Chill the wine!
[Juliet ~ it’s all about priorities, right? ;)]
Even though Annie would probably love you to pay a visit, why not visit her online right now?
And help her pay for that in-house chef by buying a copy of her book, Outback Affair, here:
Jessica Trent wants to be a full-time writer for Cuisine magazine, but in order to land the gig she has to snare a one-on-one with the reclusive Alessandro Ricardo, a man hell-bent on staying out of the limelight. The last thing she expects as she heads to Crocodile Springs resort in northern Australia is to end up traveling across the Outback with a rugged and far too sexy barramundi fisherman.
Ex-lawyer Alex Richards protects his privacy and his heart in equal measure. So when a Yankee bombshell in need of a ride turns up and threatens both, he decides to teach her a lesson. As they make their way through the wild country together, the attraction between them ignites. Alex must choose between his heart or letting go of his past … and will Jessica understand why he lied once she finds out who he really is?
>>WIN! Annie’s giving away a copy of the first book in her affair series, Holiday Affair. Comment below to enter (bonus entry if you tell us where you would like to go for your ideal holiday!). Open worldwide and winner will be drawn on 15th Nov and notified by email.
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Posted on November 8, 2013, in At Home With..., Interviews and tagged annie seaton, At Home With..., aussie authors, author interview, book giveaway, books, coastal romance, competitions, contemporary romance, entangled publishing, giveaway, holiday affair, outback affair, romance. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
Hi Annie and Juliet,
I have all of your books, Annie, and love them (don’t include me in the draw). My ideal holiday would be to visit Kauai on the way to Venice and then on through Italy, Greece, France and Spain, then hopping across the Channel to Great Britain. Somewhere in there would be the whiskey walking trail in Scotland. I think I’d keep travelling if I got to do all of that! Love your series; they really are ‘affairs to remember’. Cheers!
Would love to read thls book because l love cooklng ln addltlon to wrltng. Thanks for the chance.
Would go to Tahiti
Forgot to say where l wanted to go…Bermuda
Would love to go to Bora Bora! Thanks for the giveaway!
I have to say, Annie and I share more than one thing in common. I live on the mid north coast of NSW(and if we want the public areas beautified, I think we shall have to don the gloves ourselves).My perfect holiday would be to return to New Zealand. Perhaps in a motor home this time, to find a secluded spot to scoff Crème Brulee and wash it down with a New Zealand wine. If I find a café that makes Crème Brulee in the local area, Annie, you will have to join me! Forget the gardening gloves……all will look beautiful after a glass or two.
Sounds like a great book!!! A very interesting read for sure.
My favourite holiday would be the same as you, Annie. I had the fortunate experience of having a 4 day whirlwind trip to NZ’s South Island earlier this year and can’t wait to go back and explore properly – preferably just after snow season when the rivers are running high and fast, what a sight that would be!!!
I’m with you Annie, I’d chill the wine and Creme Burulee fist…yes please.
You live in a lovely part of the world and I can see why the ocean inspires your writing.
Don’t need to be in contest. I already have Holiday Affair but I wanted to say Outback Affair looks fantastic. It’s the book I first saw that drew me to Annie’s writings but I wanted to start at the beginning of the series. I live in th US but have always wanted to visit the Australian coast so I would definitely be my ideal holiday! I’ve also heard Australia has some superb wines….bonus!!
Wine and crème brulee sounds great – my fav dessert. The best one I’ve had was at the Butchart Gardens – three flavours!. Would love to go to Scandinavia, particularly Denmark where my husband’s ancestors came form. His great grandparents emigrated to the US on their wedding day and our daughter has a copy of the letter they wrote back home.
What a gorgeous cover..god I’m such a huge sucker for lovely covers:) Book sounds (and looks:)) fab and many thanks for the great giveaway Juliet. For the holidays I would LOVE to go somewhere exotic, like Bora Bora. And just chill with cocktail in one hand and a great book in the other:) Sounds dreamy, right? :)XX
Thanks so much for having me visit, Juliet. Wow…NZ and Creme Brulee have hit the spot… along with a wine or two. I also worked in Denmark for a month once! Thanks so much for your support…I love hearing that readers enjoy my stories…More on the way too!
Pleasure, Annie 🙂
I loved your answers to most of the questions, Annie! We sound like kindred souls. Creme Brulee is so good, one of my favorite deserts, & I’d really like to go to New Zealand one day, as well as Tahiti, Bora Bora, & Australia. For my ideal holiday, if it was just me & my husband, I’d say we’d go on a cruise. If I could bring the nieces & nephews, too, I’d like to take them to Italy & Germany!
Hey, Annie, we could have a Love Actually dinner party!!!!! Followed by The Holiday. Love it.
I’ll be there!
LOVE ACTUALLY is a favorite of mine too. Great to get to know you better Annie. My ideal holiday spot – Sunshine Coast QLD.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment, and of course thanks to Annie for the interview and giveaway. The winner of a copy of Holiday Affair is LJT! Congrats, Annie will be in contact soon to arrange your prize 🙂