Monday, 4 September 2017

Author Spotlight - Bronwyn Stuart

It is with great pleasure I present to you Harlequin author Bronwyn Stuart.


Bronwyn Stuart's love of reading got her into trouble at a very young age, starting with Mills & Boon 'borrowed' from her mother and then progressing to meaty historicals and sweeping sagas. It's only fair that romance pays her back with unique ideas for her own novels. She now writes gritty romance from her treehouse in the Adelaide hills where she lives with her young children, two terror hounds, one fluffy white cat, and a bad boy (now husband) of her very own.

Bronwyn is an award-winning author and multiple contest winner in both Australia and North America. She has three full-length Regencies published in English and Italian with Carina Press and Harlequin MIRA Australia. Her previous contemporary romance from Escape Publishing is entitled Mixing Business with Pleasure and can be found anywhere great ebooks are sold.

You can find out more about her and her books at or catch up with her on Facebook - Bronwyn Stuart Romance Author.

What is the one 'must have' when you are writing?

Apart from my little pink laptop, I have to have lollies or something to chew. I'm a teeth grinder, especially at the intense chapters!

What are you reading at the moment?

I'm about to jump into an Annie West threesome (three books, not three people) that I got at the RWAus conference in Brisbane.

Who is your favourite literary crush?

My crushes change as my reading tastes do. One day it might be a highlander (let's face it, it's always a guy in a kilt) and the next it might be a billionaire. If I could have a rich highlander, I'd be happy.

What is the last photo you took with your phone?

My two Jack Russell Terrors (and yes, terrors, 14 months and 6 months).

What is the premise of your latest book?

My latest Escape Publishing release revolves around the reality TV show, The Bachelor. I was once, unashamedly, an addict. In She's The One, the hero signs up for the show drunk as a skunk and when he sobers, tries to pull out but the contract is ironclad. In a last-ditch attempt to claw back his shady reputation, he demands his 'bride' be chosen before filming.

The heroine is the daughter of the network boss and he basically blackmails her into becoming a bachelorette, the last woman standing. But she has other plans to make our hero fall in love with anyone who isn't her...

What unique challenges did the book pose?

It was challenging to not make a mockery of the actual Bachelor show. We all know it's more scripted than they let on and we all know it's a huge setup, but it's about the journey, the reason I watch it, and I wanted She's The One to have that same exciting romantic journey.

What are you working on at the moment?

I submitted an entry to Harlequin's new Dare line and got a request for more chapters so I'm forging ahead on that. Fingers crossed.

What is your writing schedule? Morning, afternoon or night?

Morning and afternoon while the kids are at school. I'm too tired at night.

Are you a plotter, pantser or something in-between?


Do you listen to music as you write?

I need total silence! Well, birds singing is nice.

What do you love to love?

Not what, but who. I'm fiercely protective of my family and friends and I love to love them.

What do you love to laugh at?

I actually love to laugh. Kids, pets, movies. I try to make people laugh as much as I can too because there's not enough to be happy about sometimes. It's my motto. Love, Laugh, Live. I have it tattooed on the back of my neck. Find someone who makes you laugh, fall in love with that person and then you'll know what it is to truly live...

What do you love to learn about?

I am always learning something new. I consider myself to be quite intelligent so information is like crack for me. Honing my writing craft is at the top of my list but I also love those useless facts, too, the kind that you'll never use for anything but a conversation starter.


  1. Hi Bronwyn. The new Dare line sounds very exciting. And She's the One sounds like a totally fun read. I have to write at night because of the day job but I do get really tired after a big day. I'm just in the process of getting my own office so that is very exciting and I hope a little more productive. Do you have your own dedicated space?

    1. Hi :) I actually renovated a caravan into my home office! It's nice and quiet and there's no dishes or dogs or distractions. Perfection!

  2. Hi Bronwyn! Love the sound of She's The One. I keep telling myself that I shouldn't be taken in by Reality TV (having done a heap of research on it for my own book) but I get sucked in every time and keep watching it. Good luck with you Dare submission!

    1. I hear so many negatives about reality tv but I'm still a sucker! It can be our guilty pleasure! Thanks!

  3. Hello Bronwyn, I love your literary crushes. I'm the same, if the hero of the book I'm reading is fabulous, he's the one (for now!). So I also change from a Highlander to a garage mechanic to a geek to a ... whatever! What fun. Good luck with your Dare pitch, I hope it works out. And I look forward to She's the One. I love reality TV, but strangely enough not particularly in affairs of the heart - I think it needs a more serious approach that the cookie cutter entrants they choose. Farmer Wants a Wife was one I did enjoy, though, and some of those pairings have been ongoing and even babies came along - so there must have been some truth in it. My reality TV shows centre around things like Bake-Offs, or Sewing Bees, or Portrait Artist of the Year, etc. Not quite as exciting but then...I read my romances!

    1. Ah, see, I can do Masterchef in small doses but the others I just can't get into. The Block is my jam right now :)

  4. Hi Bronwyn. She's The One sounds fabulous! I will admit to having crushes on novel heroes, as long as the heroes are the tortured kind who are always heroic and willing to sacrifice themselves for the heroine. I'm so picky! Good luck with your Dare submission. Sounds terrific.

    1. Thanks Enisa! I also liked the tortered hero. I use him in a few of my historical novels. They're the sexiest and the most intense!

  5. Hi Bronwyn, the premise of your latest book sounds fascinating. I can't wait to read it.

    1. I can't wait to hear what you think. Enjoy!


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