About the Author
Kendall Talbot is an award-winning author, thrill seeker and a hopeless romantic. She has travelled extensively, some 36 countries, and counting and she’s addicted to experiences that make her scream…white water rafting, scuba diving with sharks and hang gliding are just a few. Her stories reflect her sense of adventure and her long running love affair with her very own hero.
Kendall collects junky jewellery and expensive perfume, her favourite night out is with great friends and a fabulous bottle of wine or two, and she rarely watches TV. She lives in Brisbane with her hubby, her two grown boys and her little dog, Josie McLuvin.
Her debut novel Lost in Kakadu (Escape Publishing, 2013) has received a clutch of award nominations and most notably won the exclusive Romantic Book of the Year.
Drop into Kendall’s website sometime: www.kendalltalbot.com.au
- What is on your nightstand?
Along with a huge pile of book waiting to be read and my Kobo Book reader, I have a small gold statue that I found at a bazaar in Egypt. It’s detailed with Egyptian hieroglyphics and looks like an urn with an eagle head on top. The head comes off, and inside I’ve put a small gift that a wrinkly old Japanese woman gave to me at a temple in Narita Japan. She told me that the gold flakes neatly wrapped in a little sheath of decorated Japanese rice paper would bring me good luck. Maybe she was right. Oh and I love that gold statue so much that it inspired a plot thread in Treasured Secrets.
- What author would you totally fan girl?
- What makes you cringe?
The sight of blood, yet I’m quite happy to give my characters their share of bloody injuries.
- Are you worried that your google history will get you into trouble? No, lucky for me, the internet wasn’t around when I was getting up to mischief.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I do a very rough plot with palm cards on a cork board. That way I know what the scene or chapter should do. But when I start writing I let the story take over. I often re-visit those palm cards because the story has taken a different direction.
Please say Hello! to the adorable JOSIE and her teddy bear that has lost some fluff. Josie looks pretty pleased with that!