Annie is a fellow Aussie who lives in a gorgeous part of the world. I have only recently met her and she has been both supportive and encouraging. I hope you enjoy learning more about her.
Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia and she is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing, and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them.
Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with “Bob” the dog and two white cats.
Her debut full length novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line in March 2012 and was an Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestseller. Since then Italian Affair, Outback Affair, Dangerous Desire and Tangling with the CEO have been published by Entangled in 2013. Annie has more books lined up for 2014.
When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach… or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, a chilled glass of wine in hand as the sun sets.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I have wanted to write stories since my mother took me into a public library in Brisbane when I was five years old. From the minute I read my first book, I made up my own stories.
What can readers expect when they read your book(s)?
Readers will travel with me to a variety of exotic locations.I enjoy writing setting, so that a reader can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the characters’ environments all over the world, usually by the coast. Of course, they can also expect romance and a happily ever after!
How do you balance writing with the rest of your life?
That is a great question! The answer is I don’t. I am driven to work hard until I reach my goals.
Can you describe a typical writing day for you?
6 am Check email and do promotion, write blog posts, check Facebook. 9-5 Write. 8-10pm Edit. See? Very little balance, although I do try to take some time off over the weekend.
What you are most passionate about outside of writing?
I love spending time in my garden. We eat fresh vegetables from there most nights, and my flower garden is a picture. When I’m not writing or gardening, you can find me walking on the beach
Do your characters come to you first, or the plot, or the world of the story?
I used to be the ultimate pantser and proud of it, but my wonderful editor has beaten that out of me! I now plot and do GMC sheets for each character.
I love Tomas in Italian Affair. He is such a good man, and he grows so much in the story. He learns how to chill out, and how to love….and he’s gorgeous too.
Blurb: Tangling with the CEO
Blake Buchanan and Anastasia Delaney were roommates in college and could never see eye to eye about anything. The only time their walls came down was during one night of passion before Ana left without a word, never expecting to cross paths with Blake again.
Years later, Blake has made his millions. He comes back to Ana’s small California town to manage a corporate takeover that will close down the home restoration business she’s poured her heart and soul into. The fiery Ana is determined to convince money-minded Blake of her business’s worth, but when a family emergency throws them together, their walls come tumbling down once again…
Problem is, Blake’s business-first position hasn’t changed. And Ana can’t fall for the man who could become her boss—it’s not only her job at stake, but her heart.
The foyer of the law firm was a tiny room closed in with dark timber lining. A secretary sat at a small desk typing on an old-fashioned typewriter. Her fingers clattered on the keys and the bell rang when she pressed the carriage return with a flourish as she reached the end of a line. Brianna was fascinated to think that in this day and age they would have an old manual typewriter. And the old telephone handset on the desk was an old fashioned one with the numbers in a circular dial on the front.
Tom placed his hand on her back and the warmth shooting up her spine took her thoughts away from typewriters and telephones.
“Would you like me to handle this?” he asked.
She didn’t need the warmth of his hand through the thin material of her spaghetti strapped T-shirt. Her shoulder was still tingling from where he had placed his hand on her bare skin in the shop where she thought he’d had too much sun and had been buying avocados. She’d soon realized what was happening. Avocatto meant lawyer.
Vivace and avocatto. She was picking up the language quickly. At this rate, she’d be fluent by the end of the week and wouldn’t need Tom to translate.
“Thank you.” She didn’t want to appear rude. After all, he was helping her and she would certainly find this much more difficult if she hadn’t had the good fortune to meet him on the plane. Maybe he wasn’t such a stuffed shirt after all. There was something to be said for being organized and planning ahead. He’d made her morning a lot easier. If it wasn’t for him, she’d still be wandering around trying to find the blasted law firm. Reaching up, she took his hand and squeezed it gently.
His fingers gripped hers and those sexy, crinkly lines appeared around his eyes.
“My pleasure. We’ll get you organized in no time.”
She laughed softly before she replied. “Don’t hold your breath. My family has been trying to do that for thirty years.” She tilted her head to the side. “They don’t call me Brianna. They call me lightning.”
Where can readers find more information on you?
You can find me on Facebook at
Can you list all your book titles and links so people can look for them?
You can find all of my books on my books page at:
Thanks Annie for sharing with us today.