Thursday, April 18, 2013

Author Jenny Brigalow's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS - and a giveaway


ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of an ecopy of Jenny's book A MAN FOR ALL SEASON is Hilary Melton Butcher.  Congratulations Hilary.  If you didn't win, sorry, but if you'd like to read it anyway, it's available at the buy links given below.  We hope you'll consider purchasing a copy..

It gives me great pleasure to welcome author Jenny Brigalow to my blog today.Born in Britain, she arrived in Australia as a young woman in 1985 for an impromptu holiday and never left. She fell in love with the Australian bush, its unique flora and fauna and the colourful personalities that inhabit the country. She lives on a small acreage close to Toowoomba with  family, dogs, cats and ponies. She loves to write. She writes rural romance, young adult and, more recently, literary fiction. When she's not writing, she's reading, walking or riding her Connemara pony, Romeo. Rural romance is a natural extension of her passion for all things country. She believes that romance is the universal language of love. And besides, she loves a happy ending.






JENNY AROUND THE WEB:

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What inspired you to become a writer?


Have to be honest, I didn't have any inspirations. I am and always have been a voracious reader. But it never occurred to me that I could actually write a book. Then, several years ago, I injured my back. Bored and frustrated, I looked around for distraction. One day, amongst the junk mail, there was a flyer for correspondence education. One of the subjects was Romance Writing. Gosh, I thought, that looks fun, and signed up. Not a great course perhaps, not much by the way of feedback, but it did give me the tools to write my first story. And I was hooked. Haven't stopped since.

What's your preferred genre?


I don't have one. I read everything and anything. The back of the cornflakes packet if I'm desperate. For me it's not the genre that's important. It's the story. I struggle with the whole genre concept. I write my story then have to sit back and figure out which genre it fits into. I don't always get it right, although I am getting better.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?


Oh, a pantser for sure. Usually I have a beginning and an end, and then I fill in the gap. But, I have to admit, if I get bogged down in a story, it's usually a plot related problem. Mmm.......

Sum up your book in a tweet.

Love overcoming all the odds in the outback.

What's next for you?


What I hope is that I will continue to write and to be published. I am a storyteller at heart, and I ache to share my stories. Mind you, I'm not planning to give up my day job any time soon.


A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS




When successful rodeo rider and racehorse trainer Chad Cherub steps off the plane at Heathrow, love is the last thing on his mind. He’s travelled from Australia to do a business deal with the wealthy entrepreneur and racehorse fanatic, Walter Driscoll. However, he soon finds himself distracted by Wally’s gorgeous daughter, Seraphim.

Sweet, spoiled Seraphim, a gifted dressage rider, is also distracted. Engaged to the eminently suitable Barry Wellington-Worth, the arrival of cool, confident Chad forces her to re-examine her life. When she discovers the devastating truth that she does not love Barry, and learns that Chad’s cook has been injured, Seraphim jumps at the chance to take up the position on his remote property and scape the confines of her English life.

In the great dust bowl of the Australian Outback the couple find they have more in common than horses. Their love blooms as they work hard to start a new life together. But Seraphim’s family, and the past, threatens to tear them apart. It is only when the truth is laid bare that the barriers are broken own.

BUY LINKS:  

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Amazon

Amazon UK

31 comments:

  1. Hi Maria .. I think I'd like Jenny's book - the thought of two continents .. the old and new world .. sounds an interesting read ..

    Thanks for coming by my blog - cheers Hilary

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    1. You're welcome Hilary. Thank you for stopping by and starting up the conversation!



      Mx

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    2. Thanks for hosting me here Maria!

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    3. Hi Hilary, thanks for dropping in for a chat. I have to admit that it was lovely to write a story that encompassed both the lands of my heart, both equally beautiful in their own way. Jenny Brigalow

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  2. It's good that something positive came from your injury, Jenny.

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    1. Hi Patsy, thanks for dropping by. You are absolutely right. Life can be very quirky. It just goes to show that you just never no what's around the bend in the road. Jenny Brigalow.

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  3. WOW WOW WOW! This cover is just too delicious ! I will definitely be lookign for this one!

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    1. Yes, Desere, I'm thinking on similar lines here....

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    2. Hey Desere, thanks for joining us. I just got to agree with you. That cover just makes me want to dive right into that red dust and say G'day to Chad myself! Jenny Brigalow

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  4. I love how you found your way into romance writing through a flyer about a correspondence course! Isn't life just wonderfully surprising? Lovely interview! xxx

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    1. Hi Edith, thanks for the chat. You're quite right, life is full of surprizes, usually when you least expect them in my experience. I'd like to hug the postman that dropped that flyer into my postbox that morning. Life is mysterious. Jenny Brigalow

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  5. Hi Maria! Hello Jenny!

    You gave some good answers to Maria's questions Jenny! It was lovely reading more about you. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the release!

    Happy Book Release Day!

    Nas

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    1. I'm honoured to host Jenny on her book release day.

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    2. Hi Nas,thanks very much. Sure hope you love Chad and Seraphim as much as I do! Jenny Brigalow

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  6. I started writing through a correspondence course, too, Jenny. I didn't actually complete the course but I haven't stopped writing!

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    1. It's great to know someone else has had such a positive experience!

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    2. Hmm, it was a correspondence course that got me started too. There's quite a few of us about, it seems!

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  7. I love that it's set in the outback!

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    1. It is inspiring. The Aussie Outback must be one of the final frontiers. Nothing compares.

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    2. Yes, Lynda, it's definitely very different.

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  8. Hi Jenny Hi Maria, fab post! I can.not.wait to read your book!

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    1. Hi Tash, thanks for dropping in. Hope you enjoy the read!

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  9. Like the summary of the book

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  10. OMG! Jenny! I just finished reading A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS! It is an awesome story with a unique twist! Hooked me in right from teh first page till the last!

    Congratulations on such a sparkling debut book!

    Thanks Maria!

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    1. Yes, that twist was superb Nas. Left me with my mouth open!

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