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Alison Stuart

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Award winning Australian author, Alison Stuart learned her passion from history from her father. She has been writing stories since her teenage years but it was not until 2007 that her first full length novel was published. A past president of the Romance Writers of Australia, Alison has now published seven full length historical romances and a collection of her short stories. Many of her stories have been shortlisted for international awards and BY THE SWORD won the 2008 EPIC Award for Best Historical Romance.
 
Her inclination for writing about soldier heroes may come from her varied career as a lawyer in the military and fire services. These days when she is not writing she is travelling and routinely drags her long suffering husband arou
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Alison Stuart I do not write erotica or highly sensual books, but my my books are rated M (in movie terms). There are love scenes in all my books to date but these…moreI do not write erotica or highly sensual books, but my my books are rated M (in movie terms). There are love scenes in all my books to date but these are contextual and a reflection of the relationship between the characters and the plot. They are NEVER gratuitous.

However if you prefer your books 'sweet' or 'clean' then my books are NOT for you. (less)
Alison Stuart I suspect Writer's block is more a case of "Writer's laziness"... sometimes its best to just write through it. However I have found that by doing some…moreI suspect Writer's block is more a case of "Writer's laziness"... sometimes its best to just write through it. However I have found that by doing some other hand, brain connected activity (gardening, needlework, jigsaws etc.)... it often allows the brain to just drift and amazing ideas pop up.(less)
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Picture In GATHER THE BONES (first published back in 2012), I took a huge risk and threw a lot of clay on the wheel, hoping that the outcome would be something that would interest readers... A World War One storyAn Australian heroineA wonded heroA dual time lineA murder mysteryAnd GHOSTS... a whole quiver of ghosts... History... mystery... romance ... and ghosts all in one 'Downton Abbey' esque settin... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: This short story was written on a visit to New Orleans. Suffering a bad case of jet lag and not wishing to wake my room mate, I sat in the bathroom at 2.00 am and wrote it. It was inspired by a visit to Oak Alley Plantation on the Mississipi just outside New Orleans. It was first published in the Emerald Anthology of short stories put out by Romance Writers of Australia in 2007.
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