Friday, 1 June 2012

Twitter-style Interview with Rachael Johns

 Today I am welcoming one my critique partners Rachael Johns for a twitter style interview.  That means that question and answer combined can be no more than 140 characters!  If you think it's easy, give it a try!
Rachael is celebrating the release of her new novel Jilted.  Read all about it down below.

About your book…….

1.       Describe what you write? Romantic Fiction – from Red Dust to Big Smoke!
2.       Five words to sum up your heroine? Hard-working, loyal, romantic, independent and fun!
3.       And your hero? Gorgeous, grumpy, misguided, besotted and protective!
4.       Your setting? – Small, close-knit rural community in rural Western Australia
5.       Where can we buy it? Online at Harlequin Australia or bookshops in Australia & New Zealand.

About your writing……..

6.       How long have you been writing? Too long! LOL. Seriously, I started at 17, so near on fifteen years.
7.       Do you have an agent? No, but I’m thinking of trying to get one for selling O/S. Any takers?
8.       How much time do you spend online? I’m rarely away from the net for more than ½ hr at a time. #addicted
9.       How much time do you write each day? I aim for a couple of hours.
10.   Plans for promotion?? Blog visits, signings in WA bookshops, library visits, talking to whoever will listen

Pick either and why…

11.   Beach or Lake? – Beach, but rarely. We live too far away.
12.   Sun or Snow? – Snow, I think. We don’t see snow much but I’m not a sun seeker.
13.   Cinderella or Rapunzel? – Can I say both? I love fairytales!
14.   Dogs or cats? – Definitely cats. They are smart, clean and have attitude!
15.   Chicken or steak? Always steak. I’m one of those strange people who can’t really stand chicken unless it’s very dry.

Nosey and personal questions…

16.   Any dating disasters? I told my hubby the wrong name of a restaurant on our 1st date. It was a food hall outlet and he tried to book us a table at a food hall!
17.   Kiss on the first date? Only on the cheek or hand! *smiles coyly*
18.   Hair dye? Used to, but am going au naturele in my old age J
19.   Biggest vice? Drinking Diet Coke!
20.   Best read of 2012 so far? The Next Always – Nora Roberts (despite the fact there was hardly a grain of conflict)!

Thanks Rach for the interview!  

She left him at the altar, but her heart was always his...
After more than ten years away, Australian soap star Ellie Hughes returns to the small country town of Hope Junction, determined to remain anonymous while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.
But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn’t long before the people of Hope’s are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie’s visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago.
Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together again, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. For Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter.
When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?
Jilted is available to buy from Harlequin Australia,


  1. Loved the interview! The essence of succinctness!

  2. Excellent interview, Rachael, and I'm impressed that you managed to reply in under 140 words. Not sure I could!

  3. Thanks Margaret! I was stoked when Scarlet suggested this kid of interview!

    Hi Henriette - it was hard, but Scarlet is a strict task master :)

  4. Love the Twitter style interview :) Congratulations on Jilted, Rach!

  5. Thanks Lacey! This interview was LOTS of fun!!

  6. Great idea for the interview, Scarlet! And so lovely to see you, Rach! Yay for Jilted!

  7. The best sort of interview, short and sweet!