A True Australian

My guest today is a lovely lady and talented Author. Welcome, Heather Garside. 



BIO: Heather grew up on a cattle property in Central Queensland and now lives with her husband on a beef and grain farm in the same area. She has two adult children.

She has previously published three historical romances and has helped to write and produce several compilations of short stories and local histories. The Cornstalk was a finalist in the 2008 Booksellers’ Best Award, Long Historical category, for romance books published in the USA. Breakaway Creek was a finalist in the QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program and is her latest release. It is a rural romance with a dual timeline.

She works part time at the local library, at home on the farm and helps produce a local monthly newsletter, amongst other voluntary activities.

Blurb – Breakaway CreekBC Ebook Cover_opt

Two city women, a century apart, find love and adventure in the Queensland outback.

Betrayed by her boyfriend, Shelley Blake escapes the city on a quest to unravel a century-old family mystery.  Her search takes her to a remote cattle station run by Luke Sherman.

Shelley and Luke try to resist their mutual attraction as he fights to reclaim his children from a broken marriage, and Shelley uncovers the truth about her ancestors, Alex and Emma.

Emma’s story of racial bigotry and a love that transcends all obstacles unfolds in the pioneering days of the 1890s.

Shelley and Emma are separated by time but they’re bound by a dark secret to a place called Breakaway Creek.

Buy Link: http://clandestinepress.com.au/content/breakaway-creek

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Images of Heather, her horse and property




10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. heathergarside
    May 16, 2014 @ 01:15:13

    Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Susan!


  2. Mary Hawkins
    May 16, 2014 @ 01:47:27

    Thank you for sharing Heather’s story and her writing, Susan.
    We do enjoy so many books set in America but we especially enjoy books set in our own country of Australia. Congratulations, Heather. I look forward to reading Breakaway Creek.


  3. Cheryl Wright
    May 16, 2014 @ 02:08:57

    Sounds like another wonderful Heather Garfield book. I adore outback stories, especially those set in Australia!


  4. margtanner
    May 16, 2014 @ 09:27:00

    Hi Heather,
    Lovely to catch up with you again. Loved the excerpt. It is great to read Aussie stories.




  5. Melissa Maygrove
    May 16, 2014 @ 13:28:24

    I enjoyed meeting you, Heather. Your book sounds wonderful…right up my alley. 🙂


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