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Guest Post: Escape Publishing’s Georgie Tyler

on November 23, 2013

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As part of the birthday celebrations for Escape Publishing, Harlequin Australia’s digital first imprint, I’ll be having several of their authors on the blog to share some posts about their upcoming titles. First is Georgie Tyler, author of Doctors Beyond Borders which will be released on the 1st January 2013. Here’s a little about the title (from the publisher/Goodreads):

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She’s about to find out that nothing is fair when it comes to war, except, the healing power of love. 

When Ariadne Tate takes a deployment to Sudan with a medical aid organisation, romance is the last thing on her mind…but Dr Ford Gosden puts a glitch in her plans. Too damn attractive for his own good and a thoroughly nice guy, Ford slowly seeps under Ariadne’s skin.

But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship, and as political tension escalates in the region, Ariadne has no choice but to focus on her job and her safety. Under the protection of a UN convoy, she heads out into the war-torn countryside — and the unthinkable happens. Captured and held hostage by a renegade with no chance of escape, Ariadne’s hope for a new life with the man she loves begins to fade and the fight for her life begins.

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Sudan? Sounds interesting! Not sure I’ve read anything set there before but I’m always keen to try new locations and Africa is one of my favourite settings to explore. Here’s Georgie with a little more about why she chose that particular location and some other motivations behind her story.

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What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind. Isn’t this a great quote? It’s by The Buddha.

People often ask why I chose Sudan as the location of my debut romance novel, Doctors Beyond Borders. It’s a good question. It’s not a country familiar to many nor frequently visited since it has suffered from civil unrest for years. But when I pen a story I can’t help but draw on and be inspired by events from my own life while at the same time be challenged with situations and characters that pour from my imagination. Buddha’s quote has always resonated with me. As a writer, I’m creating lives and situations in my books and these are spurred by memories, thoughts and ideas from my past.

Doctors Beyond Borders was born from an association I had with a charity program where I sponsored a couple of children. Corresponding with the family of my first child through an interpreter was a wonderful experience until I received word from the charity that they had to move away and out of contact. I’ve always wondered why they moved and whether my boy ever grew to be a man. So, my thoughts of yesterday planted a seed in my present (let’s say, 18 months ago) brain and I wrote a romance, one whose heroine and hero are natural champions, using their medical skills to help the afflicted citizens of Sudan. It’s no safe haven though, as dangerous renegades with their own agendas threaten the security of not only their own people but international aide workers too.

When writing a book like this, memories and imagination can only get you so far. Research plays an essential role to create an authentic manuscript. As a serial student, (I’ve just completed my third degree) I find researching characters, places and other details a fun part of the process. And it is a process. An author friend of mine once told me when I was starting out that authors need ‘bum glue’. And boy, was he on the money. Writing equals many hours of sitting at your desk or on the couch with a laptop either tapping away at those keys or staring at a blank screen. ‘Bum glue’ is what gets books written, edited, submitted, accepted and edited some more! Hopefully, I’ve got a lifetime supply.

Right now though I’m thrilled to be able to share Ariadne and Ford’s story with you. I feel so lucky and grateful that Escape Publishing took it on and made me part of their wonderful crew of authors. I’ve applied some glue and continue to delve into my thoughts of yesterday, mold them with those of the present throwing a dash of research into the mix, as I embark on some more writing and another story.

Bree, thank you for giving me the opportunity to showcase my upcoming romance title Doctors Beyond Borders on your blog today. I hope your readers enjoy it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by Georgie and telling us a little more about Doctors Beyond Borders. I look forward to reading it in about six weeks!

Don’t forget you can still enter to win a bundle of 5 Escape Publishing titles. Just check out this post and fill in the form.

 

 

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9 responses to “Guest Post: Escape Publishing’s Georgie Tyler

  1. georgie538 says:

    Thanks Bree! It’s been a treat being on your blog today.

  2. Very interesting post Georgie. Look forward to reading it.

  3. You go, girl. Research is so important and my least favorite part of writing. What a great premise and a heavy duty conflict. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  4. Such a great post! Can’t wait to read this book 🙂

  5. georgie538 says:

    Thanks for the love ladies! xx

  6. Mich says:

    Brilliant Georgie, can’t wait to read it. You are an inspiration x

  7. […] about their forthcoming titles and where they get their inspiration from. We’ve already had Georgie Tyler and now we welcome Lee Christine, author of the very successful In Safe Hands which I reviewed […]

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