Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Guest Author Interview - Rita Lee Chapman

Welcome to the latest guest author interview, today we meet Rita Lee Chapman:
 

Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
Hi, I'm Rita Chapman and I write under the pen-name Rita Lee Chapman, as there is already a Rita Chapman writing vampire books. I'm an Australian, living in sunny Queensland and I wrote my first book Missing in Egypt when I retired.

What first inspired you to start writing?
In primary school I wrote long essays but I didn't get around to writing seriously until I retired, when I was looking for a hobby.

What gets you in the mood for writing?
Rain!

If you could work with any author, who would it be?
The late Bryce Courtney.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
Finishing the outline! I'm always relieved when the storyline is complete.

And the least?
Editing! Boring, boring.

What advice would you give new and aspiring authors?
Finish that book! You can do it. Then, if you are self-publishing, edit, edit, edit.

What are you working on at the moment?
I've just finished writing Winston - A Horse's Tale and I'm doing what is hopefully the last edit. It is the life story of an Australian horse, told by Winston himself. From his birth on a large property to his breaking in and first owner, he tells of his different homes and owners. Each rider requires something different from him. Winston experiences gymkhanas, show jumping, eventing, hunting, always giving his best. He tells of his successes and failures, his relationships with his owners and relates tales of other horses he meets along life's way. It is definitely one for horse lovers and will be released soon.

Tell us about your latest work and how we can find out more.
Missing in Egypt is a romantic travel mystery. Anna Davis, working for an Australian MP, is approached by a constituent regarding his brother, who is missing in Egypt. Anna falls in love with Kareem and travels to Egypt to assist him in his search for Ramy. As the mystery of Ramy's disappearance unravels Anna experiences adventure, grief and betrayal. The storyline includes vivid descriptions of Egyptian sites and temples as well as several different twists and turns.

It is available from Amazon as a paperback ($9.99) or ebook ($2.99)

Buy now from Amazon (US) | Buy now from Amazon (UK)

It is also available as an ebook from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/263417

My Goodreads' author page is:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5834608.Rita_Lee_Chapman

Thanks to Rita for sharing her thoughts with us, on Friday Carl T Smith takes his turn in the hot seat.

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