Writing historical romances have always been a challenge to those who do it. There is always some historical fact that can be disputed by many a critic.
I have found this a challenge setting my own stories in Australia during the late 1800’s. As I have tried to concentrate on the small rural townships of North Queensland, Australia I have had to search high and low for what little information there is about these places.
Having grown up in and around these areas I have been lucky enough to be shown many photo’s over the years of the beginning days of these little towns. Still it is a challenge trying to write so many descriptions only from a photo and maybe a handful of words.
Still I have enjoyed it. I have learnt so very much about my home town and those that surround it. I’ve also been lucky enough to stumble across some Michael Cannon books, which detail the life and struggles of country life in rural and remote Australia.
Writing about Australia has also set the challenge of incorporating some of the traditions and medicines of the native aborigines. These too were not so easy to find. But thankfully there is a brilliant Australian by the name of Les Hiddens who has spent most of his army career unravelling the secrets of the native Australians. His long searched information has been very useful not only in writing but in discovering so much about my home country.
Another challenge had been certain slang terms used in Australian language, words that are not easily recognised in other countries. Still it kinda feels like I’ve tried to bring a bit of Australian history to the readers of my books, history that does not have us all riding a kangaroo wearing a hat with corks hanging from it. (I am still to meet an Australian who does this).
ABOUT FAYE HALL
Faye Hall is a published author of Historical Erotic Romance novels & e-books. Faye’s passion driven, mystery filled books are set in small townships of North Queensland, Australia during the late 1800′s.
Each of her novels bring something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.
Each of her books tell of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder.
These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.
Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on people she has met in her life.
Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.
FAYE’S LATEST BOOK
Willow Jameson knew nothing of her family’s pas or their connection to the Morgan family when she first met Re Morgan. All she seen was his ruggedly handsome appearance, his gentle words luring her into his strong embrace. What she found was a passion beyond compare.
She couldn’t have foreseen the lies and family betrayal that would inevitably rob her of the man she loved and forever change her life.
TEN YEARS LATER
Willow returned to the town life she loved so much, no longer ignorant to those who had separated her from the man she’d loved. She was back now to make those responsible pay for all they’d taken from her. In her search what she found was the hardened man Re Morgan had become…
…a man who’s mere glance reignited a passion she had thought long since forgotten.
Re Morgan had left a horde of jilted lovers in his trail. When he seen Willow again across the crowded dancehall, he wanted nothing more than to add her to this list. Re wanted little more than a short, heated affair.
What he became involved in was far more scandalous than he could have ever imagined.