Welcome to Day 25 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Michelle Betham. Catch up with more from Michelle in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.
1) Where is your home town?
I was born in Wallsend, north east England. I’m a born and bred Geordie girl!
2) How long have you been writing romance?
I’ve been a romance author for over five years now, but I started writing romance long before that! I just didn’t have the confidence to start writing seriously until I hit forty!
3) What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I think that would have to be contemporary romance. That’s what I write, and it’s what I’ve always loved to read.
4) Tell us briefly who Ryan Fisher is.
Ryan Fisher is a (fictitious) Premiership footballer from the north east of England – very famous, very talented, very sexy, but just a little bit cocky.
5) What is Amber’s job?
Amber is a sports reporter for a local north east news programme.
6) Where does Jim Allen come from?
Jim Allen is originally from Washington DC. He moved to the UK in his early twenties to pursue his football career.
7) Will we be needing a cold shower after reading this?
Yes, probably! It does get a little hot in parts!
8) Tell us 5 great things about Newcastle.
Five great things about Newcastle? That’s easy!
1 – The people. We’re very friendly here in the north east!
2 – The city centre. Whether you choose to venture into Grainger Town – the historic heart of Newcastle upon Tyne which includes the Grainger Market, Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street – or Eldon Square, the large, modern shopping mall, there’s something for everybody, with shops ranging from the discount to the designer, not to mention a wide range of bars, restaurants and pubs to choose from. And I know I might be slightly biased here, but out of all the cities I’ve visited in my time, Newcastle will always be a favourite of mine. I love the place!
3 – The Quayside. With everything from the Baltic Gallery to the cafes and bars down by the river, it’s a beautiful place to take a walk or enjoy some of the culture Newcastle has to offer, all within sight of that famous landmark, the Tyne Bridge.
4 – It’s close to some of the most gorgeous countryside and coastline, whether you go further north into Northumberland, or a little further south towards Sunderland and Durham. I’m not sure everyone realises just how beautiful a part of the country north east England really is.
5 – It gave us Ant and Dec and Charlie Hunnam. And I love Ant and Dec, and Charlie Hunnam!
9) Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
I’m working on a few projects at the moment including a rock star romance, a possible summer book for next year, and a motorcycle club romance series.
10) Where can readers find out more about you?
They can find out more about me over on my blog, and they can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook. I’m on there a lot!
Blog – http://michellebethamwriter.blogspot.co.uk/
Facebook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleBetham
Twitter – https://twitter.com/michellebetham @michellebetham