Hi Faberge and congratulations on the release of His Secret Dancer.
Thanks Téa, I'm so chuffed I think I may explode – and thank you for having me over. Nice place you’ve got here.
I understand writing is not your only creative outlet – you're also a talented musician. Would you tell us a bit about your other 'passion'?
Not sure about 'talented'…. but I try. I used to listen to things far too loud and often blow up expensive speakers. In another life I'd have been a tight trousered guitar fiend if I could. I do have a few guitars around the house – ok, seven.
And a bass. And a mandolin. And three ukuleles. And a couple of Marshall amps. And a couple of keyboards.
Oh, and there's a kazoo somewhere too.
I'm always on the hunt for pubs that say 'open mic tonight' and then I'll turn up with a ukulele and do a huge rock song on a tiny instrument. Sometimes people get it and sometimes they stare and think, "What on earth is he doing?" I do sometimes write and record my own songs and every now and then I put together a video and load it up to YouTube. It's usually guitar oriented and a bit indulgent. OK, it always is. Except when it's ukulele based and tongue in cheek.
I know lots of authors have a specific piece of music that inspires them when they write. Does Secret Dancer have a secret tune?
Oh yes! For His Secret Dancer the track is definitely Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like A Lady"!
This verse sums it up:-
Never judge a book by it's cover or who you gonna love by your lover
Love put me wise to her love in disguise
She had the body of a Venus, Lord imagine my surprise!
Oh and one last question – I totally adore your name – is it a pseudonym and how did you decide on it?
Well, I really like yours too, Téa – especially the accent over the e - which I just found out how to do on my Mac keyboard!
My nom de digital plume came about from nowhere and everywhere really.
Faberge was a maker of those wonderful jeweled eggs – so new beginnings and exotic - and Nostromo is the name of the name of the ship in the first Alien film (oh and a very worthy novel by Joseph Conrad but I found that out after the film) so it's venturing off into the unknown. Which is exactly what I was doing when I started writing His Secret Dancer!
Good Luck with your venture into the unknown, Faberge! I'm sure it's going to be a thundering success.
Here's the blurb and all the other information.
Twelve months ago I signed my first contract for Tree Change. Today I signed my sixth contract. I can hardly believe it!
Tree Change was released at the end of November last year. On May 6th my Australian rural romance The Protea Boys will be released and three days later Lily's Leap, my first Australian historical romance.
I have also signed a contract for A Winning Streak, a historical novella set in Ancient Greece with Breathless Press. Crimson Romance has accepted my second rural romance Passionfruit & Poetry and it will be released on June 17th and today I signed a contract with Harlequin Escape for Matilda's Freedom and it looks like a July 1st release.
And now what? Good question.
My desk is littered with mad plans and clever tricks. I've been having a lot of fun researching another Australian historical - working title Charlotte - and I have a rough synopsis for two more rural romances set in the same country town as Passionfruit & Poetry called The Queen of Tarts and Apple Turnover.
My fingers are itching. It is time to do what I love best - weaving stories.
Welcome to my blog!
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