I’m an Avalon author but not one readers will have ever heard of. Technically, I don’t exist until my first book comes out in October this year. So who am I? And why might you want to read my first book?
My name is Loretta Brabant and I live in a small city known as Perth in Australia. I have two sons... only just. I gave birth to my second one just twenty days ago. My husband and I named him James. His was 3.4kg when born, with a full head of hair and in my opinion is just gorgeous. Despite initial concerns, his brother Luke is only a little jealous. I think the two of them will grow up to be good friends.
As I embark upon this second journey of motherhood, there are a lot of things in my life I will have to re-arrange or give up for a while. My time for writing is certainly going to be limited with two small children to run after. But there is one thing I know for sure, it is definitely something I will never give up.
I adore writing.
I don’t think I could live without it. Even if no one wanted to publish a word I wrote, I think I would still write for me. My writing helps me relax, helps me have fun and helps me explore the “what ifs” of the world around us.
My first novel, “Kiss and Tell” is a contemporary romance set in Sydney. I thought this high profile Australian city would be a good home for my hero – a famous Jazz singer. I’m a big fan of Michael Buble. I love the laid back rhythm of his music. It’s so romantic and always puts me in a good mood. I wanted to put a personality to that voice.
But Michael Buble, as talented as he is, wasn’t the only inspiration for “Kiss and Tell.” I’ve always wondered what it would be like to fall in love with the whole world watching. How do famous people deal with people sticking their noses into their private lives without their permission? Tabloids are every where, following the love life, the diet regimes, hairstyles and fashion preferences of the stars. For some reason, we’re all fascinated by these people we don’t even know and never even met.
I hope you enjoy this first read and it’s the beginning of a long and happy connection between you, me and Avalon Books. I’m certainly loving being here and hope to write many more romances for Avalon.