Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Trish Morey

by |July 3, 2013

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, witImage 5 and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Mills & Boon author Trish Morey to the stage.

1. Describe the perfect date.
It would involve moonlight and bubbles and footprints on a sandy shore. Music and laughter and the holding of hands. There may be insufficient time for, or interest in, dining…

2. Which of your books are you most proud of?
That’s hard. I always joke that the book I just finished is my favourite, but as to which I’m most proud, I guess it would have to be the two books that won Australian Romantic Book of the Year (the RuBY) Awards. The Italian Boss’s Secret Child won its category in 2006 and The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge won in 2009. Because the RuBY is an award judged by readers, that made those wins extra special, so yes, I have to be a bit proud of both of them.

3. What is the hardest thing about being a romance author?

Sometimes it’s trying to get that perfect vision in your head into the right words, sometimes it’s just making yourself sit down to write. Working from home offers its own problems, there’s always something that needs doing or someone who
assumes that since you’re home, you’re not busy. Take it from me, dogs are much easier to train than people 😉

4. What is the best thing about being a romance author?
That studying men constitutes research (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).

5. Who (aside from a significant other) do you swoon over?
Antonio Banderas, in *that* tango scene from “Take the Lead”.

6. Tell us something very few people know about you.

This year is both the 30th anniversary of when I met my gorgeous hubby – and the 25th anniversary of our marriage. Happy anniversaries, Honey!

7. Describe your writing style in three words.
Powerful. Sexy. Intense.

Click here to buy The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge from Booktopia,
Australia’s local bookstore

8. What is your definition of a good book?
Unputdownable. A book so good that the internal editor in my head forgets to edit and reads along with me. A book where I get to the end and think – wow, how did the author do that? And I’m already itching to read it again.

9. Which author would you invite to a dinner party and why?
Only one? Then it would have to be Kelly Hunter. Kelly’s books make me laugh and swoon and cheer for the heroine. I think she’d be a lot of fun at a dinner party table.

10. Finish this sentence: I would do anything for love, but I won’t do_____
Zumba (I tried, I really, really did. It wasn’t pretty.)

Trish Morey is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than 25 Harlequin Mills & Boon Sexy romances, all featuring strong alpha heroes and the women who can tame them, (with some pretty hot sex along the way). Trish likes to hammer out her stories while walking through the bushland of the beautiful Adelaide Hills, counting koalas high up in gum trees as she goes.

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  • July 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Great interview Trish and Hayley. And I’m with Trish – lucky for us that studying men constitutes research…

    • July 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      It’s not a bad job, eh, Victoria. I take my research very seriously:-))

  • July 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Congrats on your 25 year anniversary, Trish! And yay to swooning over Antonio Banderas 🙂

    • July 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks, Helene! I chose very well:)) And having Antonia Banderas as back up is not such a bad Plan B!

  • Sharyn wesson

    July 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Great article Trish and good to learn more about you.

    • July 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks Sharyn! Those questions are trickier than they look.

  • July 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    lol Trish, i’m still trying zumba!

    • July 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      You’re a braver woman than I am, Fiona! Or maybe more coordinated. I get my kicks now doing Tae Bo. Literally. Let’s me whip that muse into shape and stun it into submission (I wish) Ooh, there’s another thing not many people know! Although I guess they will now…

  • AnneGracie

    July 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Enjoyed the interview, Trish, though I’ll fight you for Antonio. Um, no I won’t, (she says remembering the Tae Bo kicking nastiness) I’ll beat you some other way — feather dusters at 40 paces or something.

    • July 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I think Antonio is enough of a man to share. I really only want him for his tango. And his accent. And his… oh heck, I don’t want to share after all.

      En garde!

  • July 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Dinner with me? When? 🙂

    • July 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Oh hell, now I guess I’ll have to…


      Kelly, we will, we will have dinner, that would be so very cool!

  • July 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Trish, I’m with you on zumba. I tried too. I think it’s something for the privacy of your own home! Great interview.

    • July 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      LOL, Annie. I think you’re right. Or maybe it’s one of those things where they should say “Don’t try this at home” and you actually listen for a change.
      Thanks for dropping by!

  • helensibbritt

    July 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Hi Trish

    LOL on the Zumba my youngset daughter does Zumba 3 times a week and can teach it but I have never tried it too much exercise for me my excercise is turning the pages on a book or my e reader a romance book of course.

    Have Fun

    • July 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Helen! Your concept of exercise sounds very sensible. Keep up the good work!:-))
      (And your daughter does Zumba three times a week – youch!)

  • July 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Blog made me smile. May read it again. 🙂 xx Fi

    • July 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      A smile a day ‘n all that! Keep smiling, Fi!

  • July 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Can I come on your perfect date? If three’s not a crowd…

    • July 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      LOL, katebellex, that *would* be interesting.


  • July 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Good interview, Trish. That internal editor is damn hard to switch off when reading for relaxation these days, isn’t it?

    • July 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Too true, Anne! It’s so lovely when you encounter a book that switches it off without having to think about it. A real treat.

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