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Spotlight on Rania Battany & Fleeting Moments!

This week our Spotlight on Author is on Rania Battany. She has a new book out this month. Fleeting Moments available now!


Rania Battany lives with her husband and three children in the beautiful Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia. When she isn’t getting her hands dirty in the garden, frolicking with her chickens or dog, or chasing after her three young children, she is writing contemporary romance novels that tug at the heartstrings or curled up with a cup of tea and a book.

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

At about five years old! I have books—complete with illustrations—that I wrote, bound, then gifted to my family when I was five years old! I started writing poetry at age seven and didn’t stop until my late teens. I began writing plays in my twenties … and finally got around to writing my first novel in my thirties.

How long does it take you to write a book?

That depends on a few factors, mainly my children, but I can usually write a full-length novel—first draft—in two months. These are around 85k words. I can write a novella in a few weeks.

What is your work schedule like when you are in the middle of a book?

I am a stay-at-home mum with a very casual job at a local zoo. As my children are still quite young, my writing timetable is based around them. I currently have two children in school and one at kindergarten. With this schedule, I get two days each week to myself, excluding school holidays. This uninterrupted time is essential, and I dedicate these two days exclusively to writing.
The evenings are dedicated to everything else that comes with being an author, such as marketing, completing interviews, research, etc.





Fleeting Moments

Maya is floundering. She’s stuck in a dead-end job, is isolated from family and friends, and her father—the only person that ever truly understood her—has been gone four years. When her boyfriend leaves her for another woman, the rocky foundations of Maya’s life crumble to dust, and she sinks even further into the pit of grief and despair.

Until she meets him. Sam. The one with the animated smile and gentle eyes, who always sees the positive no matter how bad the negative. And the one who reignites Maya’s passion through his enthusiasm and zest, helping to rebuild her life, piece by piece. 

But when ghosts from Maya’s past resurface, her decisions almost destroy the few important relationships she has left, and the happiness she’s so recently found is threatened. She must overcome her demons and decide what matters most—the familiarity of the past, or the hope, love and possibilities of the future.


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26 comments:

  1. Welcome Rania! Thanks for sharing about yourself and your book, Fleeting Moments. I loved this story. It was realistic. You took her to rock bottom and then slowly let her climb back! What tension!

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    1. No worries, it was a pleasure, and thank you so much, Nas.

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  2. Nothing like knowing what you want to do at an early age. That's awesome.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandee. You have a great day too!

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  3. Love that she knew what she wanted at five! Good luck to Rania with her new book. And thanks, Nas, for your always welcome comments on my blog. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. Have a great week, Rania :)

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  4. I can imagine that trying to get anything done when the kids are around is a challenge.

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    1. It certainly is a challenge! But it should get easier as they get older. Have a great day!

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  5. Nice interview and the book sounds good.

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  6. I am amazed at energetic writers like yourself. I mean to be able to write a few sentences with small kids is impressive, much less whole books.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. It is certainly a challenge, but I also love that my children see me dedicated to completing a project. Hopefully it will get a little easier as they get older. All the best.

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  7. What a great premise. Wishing you much success.

    Hi, Nas:)

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  8. What a coincidence... I just started reading this book last night. So far so good! :)

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    1. Thank you Susan, hopefully you continue to enjoy it! :)

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  9. I wish I could write a draft in 2 months. :) A casual job at a zoo sounds interesting too. Wishing Rania the best of luck!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you, Jess. Yes, I love working at the zoo :)

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  10. That's a lot of writing in two months! Kudos to you!

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  11. awesome....both interview and book.

    have a great day

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  12. Great interview and the book looks so good! Congrats Rania!

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