Fortunately, many publishing houses are becoming more welcoming to manuscripts set outside of England, Europe and America. But it is still hard to sell Australian romances to so many of them.
When I first entered the publishing world, I did struggle quite a lot. You see I didn’t follow the trendy settings of the books I grew up reading. Instead I decided to set my stories in and around my home town in North Queensland.
Throughout my last few years of high school my English teacher asked me what I wanted to do with my life. When I told him I wanted to be a writer he laughed and told me I would never be good enough.
“He slid his hand under her skirts, his fingers searching for the milky white silkiness of her thigh, his lips caressing the soft skin of her throat. He wanted to…”