About Faye Hall:
I am from rural northern Queensland, and I write Historical Romantic suspense novels set in and around the Burdekin region. As well as romance, my books contain local history, place names, crimes, drama and scandal.
I used to be published with Venus Press, Red Sage and Beachwalk Press, but since the closure of these companies, I have taken to independently publishing.
As well as a published author of 15 novels, I am a wife, mother of 5 school-aged children, stepmother to 4 adult children and carer for my elderly mother.
What inspires you to write?
I grew up in rural North Queensland and I loved listening to the stories of the families that migrated to the district from overseas looking for a new life with new opportunities.
Ever since I started writing I wanted to tell these stories and the struggles of the people who came to North Queensland and the relationships that endured to tell their stories.
These are the stories I want to write and tell readers about.
Tell us about your writing process.
I always start with a character outline and basic plot ideas on paper. When I put these into the computer I try to expand on them, but if that's not possible, then I go back and try to expand the plot on paper first.
As for writing at a specific time – I have 5 school-age children still at home so I write mostly early mornings and late at night. Weekends are good sometimes too. My office is in my bedroom which is my comfort zone but also easy for the children to come and speak with me whenever they need to. I tend not to isolate myself away from the family when I write, nor do I usually write in dead silence.
Music is always good to get me in the mood for writing and developing a story, mostly anything from musicals. If I need inspiration, then an old romance movie I've seen a hundred times is usually the best thing to get me back on track.
How do you develop your characters?
I start with character features and their family background or reason for being where they are when the book starts on paper. From there the characters tend to surprise me, for good and for bad. Some I actually don't like how they develop, but I can't envision writing them any other way either.
What authors inspire you?
I got into writing because of Amanda Quick novels, but also because of Agatha Christie novels. So many have inspired me though, especially those that have had to deal with rejection after rejection just because they didn't follow the trends or expected requirements.
How do you keep going in the midst of distractions?
Hahaha I started writing when I had three children under 5 years old so distractions were constant. I guess I was lucky in the respect that as I write I saw what I was writing as a movie playing in my head so when I got called away, it paused for the most part.
If I do tend to loose where I was up to, I just go back and re-read a few pages and it usually gets me back on track.
What are your hobbies when you need a break from writing?
I love spending time with my family and doing a little gardening. I also love baking, which the kids allow me lots of practice doing.
What romance genres do you write?: Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Romantic drama, Historical Drama, Romantic Thriller, Australian Romance
Do you write in genres that are not romance related?
No, but I do incorporate suspense, crime, murder and drama into each of my books.
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
Where to find out more about the author
Faye Hall Home Page Link
Link To Faye Hall Page On Amazon
Link to Author Page on 4th Avenue Press Australia
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