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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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  1. Thanks for sharing, always good to see who's behind these fascinating stories. Hugs, Valerie

    1. Hi Valerie, Lovely to hear from you. Yes, I agree, I love to know what's going on underneath the surface! Linda

  2. Thanks for sharing about yourself. Congrats on the new book release! Loved reading about you.

  3. Nice to meet Linda, the book sounds good.

  4. Oh, Gone With the Wind, my favorite book and movie.
    Thank you for a great interview. So happy to meet you, Linda. Congratulations on your latest book. I love horses. We once had a few, but no more.I miss them. Anyway, best wishes to you.

    1. Thank you Beverly!
      I agree - that's one book I never get tired of reading. I can open it at any page and carry on reading. Lovely to meet you.

  5. Thanks for reminding me about the Bindarra Creek series. I read... and thoroughly enjoyed... the first book in this series, and here the fourth book is coming out already. (Oops!) This one sounds good, too, but I just now bought book two. I'll try to read 'em in order... for a change. :)

    1. Hello Susan - I'm glad you enjoyed the first one, I'll let Suzanne know. I hope you enjoy them all!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful read!
    Hi, Nas:)

  7. well written summary of interview...
    congratulation for publication….

    # I follow you, hope you follow me as well

  8. The story does sound intriguing. I can't even imagine writing a book in two months. I wish I wrote a bit faster. :) Wishing Linda all the best!

    1. Thanks DMS, I didn't imagine it either until I hit a deadline! Then my mind clicked into gear. If I was writing a story which was around 90,000 words I would be spending a lot longer on it. Best wishes, Linda

  9. Sounds great.


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