Author adds a little passion to her crime
THEY say seven is a lucky number and for Bundaberg author Sandy Curtis it may just be, as her seventh novel is in the finals of the Aust
ralian Readers Association Awards (ARRA).
Mrs Curtis's book Griev
ous Harm has been selected in the Favourite Romantic Suspense section, which is voted on by readers.
After only publishing the book in November 2014, Mrs Curtis was excited to have made it as a finalist along with other notable authors.
"It is doubly thrilling to be a finalist, especially being in the company of such well-known authors as Nora Roberts," Mrs Curtis said.
"The ARRA Awards cover all areas of the romance genre, from historical, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary and erotic to suspense/crime.
"The tag line on all my books says 'Where Crime and Passion Collide' which lets readers know that it combines the elements of a crime thriller with the passion of a love story."
The esteemed writer said researching the book took an emotional toll on her but it was worth it.
"I felt it was important to cover the effect on police officers and families who try to bring the perpetrators of child abuse to justice."
Voting for the 2014 Australian Romance Readers Awards is currently underway and will close on February 14 with the winners announced on March 7.
Other books by Mrs Curtis's include Fatal Flaw, Deadly Tide and Dangerous Deception (see Amazon).