Today we have my friend Keziah Hill to give us the run down on her 2012 and pep us up with her plans for 2013. Keziah had the erotic novella, Chains of Revenge, out in 2012. If you love a well done slave fantasy then I heartily recommend it. It was a wonderful hot read. She's followed it up with her new Momentum - Hot Down Under release 'Business with Pleasure'. Isn't the cover for it gorgeous? Take it away, Keziah…
I have no idea. No, that’s wrong. I learnt how important it is to keep a record of my expenditure if I want to go overseas this year. But in relation to writing? I think I know less as I get older. Maybe the only thing I learned about writing is that everything changes and stays the same. The format and marketing of stories might change but the need for stories remains the same.
What were some of your highlights of 2012?
Hmm… getting serious about writing a single title crime/romantic suspense novel and getting an erotic romance novella Chains of Revenge published with Escape Publishing. That was a blast.
What have you got planned for 2013, publishing or otherwise?
It looks like it could be a very changeable year. The Australian Romance Readers Convention in March which I’m really looking forward to, root canal therapy which I’m not, maybe RWA in Freo in August and maybe England and Ireland with my sister in November. After all that, poverty. I plan to finish another erotic novella, my romantic suspense and maybe another very light romantic suspense that’s been hanging around for a while.
I’m also seriously thinking of dramatically scaling down my Facebook interaction and going back to blogging in order to stretch my writing muscles.
Any movies, books and suchlike being released in 2013 that you're really looking forward to?
I would love, love, love to take two weeks off in June and live in a penthouse in the centre of Sydney and go to the film festival. Alas, a dream. Failing that, catch up on a whole lot of movies on Apple TV like Let the Right One In and season two and three of The Killing (seems like a Scandinavian thing going on here). I’m very fond of Sarah Lund and her sweaters. Homeland, Mad Men and Dexter remain big favorites of mine.
With books, a certain Ms K Scott has a book coming out I’m looking forward to, plus all the usual suspects (Anna Campbell, Tana French, Nalini Singh, Kandy Sheperd, lots of RWA folk – too many too mention).
After quite a few years working in the criminal justice system, Keziah Hill decided a tree change was needed so decamped to the blissful Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia. Amid a garden full of flowering blossoms, roses and the odd marauding possum, she writes steamy erotic romance and romantic suspense while trying not to procrastinate too much. Her work is available at most digital bookshops.
Her current release is Business with Pleasure part of the Hot Down Under erotic romance line from Momentum. Under the pen name Deborah Tait, she has a novella recently published in Moonlit Encounters from TWC Press, a writers co-operative.