Monday, 27 January 2014

The Cadence Anderson Series: Set In Australia

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Katie Teller to my blog. Hers is the first of three guest posts that I will be hosting as part of the From Australia With Love blog hop.

When I first dreamed up the concept of this two book series, it came to me as a what if. What if I’d been smarter in high school? What if I could do things over? What would change? Who could I touch in a more positive manner? What friends could I keep? And so Cadence was born.
But this what if only had one place it could be set: Australia. If I wanted to make an honest, heartfelt story about a young woman’s chance to do things over, I needed to do it in an environment I was familiar with and could build a solid foundation.

So Cadence grew up around the Emu Plains area, about as far west of Sydney as you can get before you hit the City of the Blue Mountains. Austin, her husband, grew up in Fremantle, Western Australia, and James grew up around Cranebrook (Western Sydney). Cadence grew up in this area because I spent most of my teen years around that area and am very familiar with everything there.

The high school Cadence and James attend looks like my high school, Penrith High School. The upper and lower quads, admin offices, math hallway, football field—every inch of the school they attend looks like PHS in my mind. There are even several scenes that are based on things that really happened to me.
So when you read, you will become acquainted with my hometown, my history, and my upbringing. I love Australia!

Book 1, Deceptive Cadence, is lined up for release in US summer/Aus winter of this year.”
Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of daydreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. She is currently at school studying English and Creative Writing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as a clerk with a linen company in Arizona to help support her family and her schooling. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

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