These are the stories of Faye Hall.
Her passion driven, mystery filled books are set in North Queensland, Australia during the development of the townships at the end of the 19th century.
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 her own ancestors and their adventures when first migrating to Australia.
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.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I love a happy ending. I have been through enough in my own life to know the hurdles in front of trying to find true love, so to be able to write that roller coaster and know my characters will always find happiness is just fantastic.
Tell us about how you write:
I try to start off with a rough plan of a story, be it a basic story line or just an outline of the characters. I still write my notes on a notebook that stays on my desk. More often then not I do drift away from the plan though.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do talk to my characters! I spend a fair bit of time asking them what they would do next too. Wouldn't be the first time I've also told them they can't do what they are.
What advice would you give other writers?
To write from the heart and to hang in there.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have never been brave enough yet to self-publish. I also like being traditionally published as it proves my books are good enough to be chosen by someone else.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I'm really not sure. So many small publishers are shutting down which is sad. Ebooks seem to taking the lead in the format readers prefer their books too. It would be nice to see some more smaller publishers open and find their way through the crowded sea of the book industry.
What genres do you write?
Historical romance, Australian romance, small town romance, western romance, romantic suspence
What formats are your books in?