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Spotlight on Linda Charles, No Looking Back: Bindarra Creek: A Town Reborn

Our Spotlight on Author is on Linda Charles. She has a new book out this month, No Looking Back: Bindarra Creek: A Town Reborn.


Linda Charles has been reading romance since high school. Her reading life started very early, but changed direction after she read Gone with the Wind. She was born in Sydney and spent her teenage years in drama classes, and then taught Speech & Drama for many years.  She still loves to go to the theatre, but her plan was always to write. Linda lives in Newcastle and when she's not writing, she can be found walking, browsing the bookshops or planning her next holiday.

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1. When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?

From my high school days when I wrote plays, but it wasn't until much later that I decided to write stories. Life took over and I put the writing on hold, and about ten years ago I decided to start writing again. 
2. How long does it take you to write a book?
That depends on the size of the story, but, generally it takes me about two months to write a story and have it in a good shape to send to an editor.
3. What is your work schedule like when you are in the middle of a book?

For me, that is where the magic happens when I'm writing.  At that stage it's a busy time because everything is flowing well and I don't want to stop. I find by the 20,000 word mark the characters know one another well and the story really takes off as it heads to the middle of the book. 

4. Tell us about your book...

Risk taker Blake Hudson is on a road trip to meet horse breeders to expand his business and meets Hannah McKenna, the woman he almost destroyed in a failed deal. He decides to take a risk and help her. He manages to keep his city life with his dark past on hold fearing she will walk. When she discovers the truth, both realise they could lose everything, including each other.

No Looking Back: Bindarra Creek: A Town Reborn

Hannah McKenna loves working with horses and is trying hard to keep it altogether after her first horse deal turns sour. She runs into trouble when she meets Blake Hudson – the man who put together the failed deal – who rescues her when she takes a nasty tumble from a horse. She likes him, simple as, and finds plenty of reasons to make him want to stay. 

Blake Hudson feels like an imposter because he knows loved ones would walk if they knew the truth. He’s the dealmaker, the perfect go-between who puts together horse syndications and once the deal is done he moves on. His life takes a turn when he meets Hannah, the woman at the centre of his worst deal. Problem is he can’t keep away, but fears she will walk if she knew the truth about his past. 
He hadn’t bargained on dealing with a mischievous third party called attraction.

When she discovers the truth, both realise they could lose everything, including each other.

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