We're winging our way across the Ditch to learn more about one of our Kiwi sisters!
Name? I write as Jane Beckenham (my married name), though have thought of using another name, Joan Desmond (my parents’ names), Trisha Sullivan (my full given name was Patricia Jane O’Sullivan, and think I was meant to be Patrick because I’m the 3rd of 3 girls and there aren’t any boys!
Where are you? North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand, but only for another 3 weeks! Yes, after 24 years of living in this house, we are FINALLY moving – we’re going country – well about 18km away, but it’s rural and on 9 acres of beautiful native bush. I believe we even get wild deer visiting!
How many years have you been a member of our organisation? I'm a member of RWAustralia and RWNZ, so RWAustralia about 3 years, and RWNZ about 12 years.
What genre/s do you write? I write contemporary, but am also published in time travel/romance, and my first Regency is being released in May/June 2011.
Who are your favourite authors? I love Sophia James who writes historical for M&B and love both historical and contemporaries of Sandra Hill. Of course I love lots of the Desire authors.
What inspired you to write romance? Friends say I always said I wanted to write, but you know, I don’t remember that. However, I was an avid M&B reader and I suppose it just followed on from that.
Who's your dream publisher? Silhouette Desire is my dream publisher, but I also love writing my historicals and so would love to be picked up by M&B Historical.
What's the best thing about going to conference? Catching up with everybody, learning even one tiny thing that will help me on the road forward. (and getting to travel to Aussie and go shopping LOL)
And lastly, finish these statements...
My greatest strength as a writer is...perseverance.
A sexy hero needs...bedroom eyes.
My latest WIP (work in progress) is about...a bachelor prince.
When I write I like to...um…you know this is a hard one. How about…when I write, I pray it’s going to make sense.
My best writing milestone to date is...writing the end, then realising I have another book inside me, and being eternally grateful that I do.
It's been great having you here, Jane. Thanks for answering my questions!
Many thanks, Kylie.
Jane will be visiting my blog again later this year as one of my guest authors but in the meantime if you'd like to learn more about her, she has a website that you can check out.