Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

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.


Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading your book Loretta. I hope this is the first book of many.
Kym Brooks

I.J. Parnham said...

I'd thought with that title you would say you were a Mick Jagger fan. Anyhow, congratulations. You both look very happy.

Sandy Cody said...

Congratulations, Loretta, on both the baby and the book. You're right, James is gorgeous! I look forward to the book. It sounds fascinating, especially with a backdrop like Sydney.

Fran McNabb said...

Congratulations on both your new son and your new book. I look forward to reading this first book of yours and many more.

Carol Hutchens said...

Congratulations! Your baby is gorgeous...I'm sure your book will be too. I love the premise! Can't wait for your release.

Zelda Benjamin said...

I think Sydney is a great setting for your book. Someone once told me they thought it was the most civilized city in the world. Looking forward to reading Kiss and Tell.

Elisabeth Rose said...

Congratulations Loretta. What a little cutie. I always forget how tiny newborns are.
Best wishes.

Lesley Ann Smith said...

The cover art is wonderful. I look forward to seeing your first book in print. And James is gorgeous too.

Loretta C. Rogers said...

Oh, what a cutie pie. Congratulations on your new son, and your new book. We both share an October release.

Christine Bush said...

Congratulations on the wonderful addition to your family, and to your new book!

Nicole Flockton said...

Hey Loretta

Congratulations on the new book. May this be the first of many more.

Noels said...

Hi Loretta,
October is shaping up to be an auspicious month. Your first Avalon book, my second grandchild. :) Congratulations on son number 2 btw. :) I am also a new Aussie Avalon author with my first novel, Loving Lucy, scheduled for August 2010. Good luck with your future writing.