Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Featured Author: Nell Dixon

Astraea Press is happy to introduce Nell Dixon!  Nell lives across the pond but we are thrilled she found her way to a little company in Alabama.  She is the author of "Making Waves" and we are excited to say so far it has been making waves in sales.  Yea Nell!

Cassidy Jones needs a holiday and her friend's cottage in New Bay sounds perfect. The beach could heal the bruises from losing her job and her fiancé. Perfect for some time alone to gather her thoughts and heal her broken heart.

Josh Parker is also looking forward to a much needed break after eighteen months of non-stop work. His out-of-town friend offers her cottage, and Josh thinks it would be just right for some time to let his hair down and revive his social life with his old surf buddies.
One cottage, two unsuspecting occupants, a recipe for romance or disaster?
Tell us the "story" of your book and how it came to be.
Making Waves was inspired by my love of the sea. I live as far from the sea as it's possible to be in the UK but I love the seaside. Devon and Cornwall are so beautiful and in the summer when the small towns fill up with handsome young guys who are there for the surf, and the pretty bikini babes - it's very inspirational.

Do you have a writing routine?
I write on my free days from day job, at night, in the car, outside the school, outside dance class.

What inspires you?
All kinds of things, stuff I read - non fiction, newspapers, overheard conversations. I love to people watch.

What are you working on right now?
Right now I'm working on several things. A single title romantic comedy. A novella set on a vineyard and a Jane Austenesque inspired story that's just a fuzzy fragment.

Tell us something about yourself that your readers might not expect.
I have dyscalculia. I can't remember or retain numbers so I struggle with digital clocks, can't text and don't have card with a pin number.

Favorite Muppet?
Miss piggy - love a girl with attitude. Plus, she loves the frog and she's determined to get him.

Favorite movie and why?
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" The dancing, the singing and the romance.

What are your goals for this year?
To finish all the books I have started.

What do you love most about Astraea?
I love writing for a sweet romance press. It's great to be with people who love sensual romance.


  1. Nell,
    Congrats on your release! I LOVE Seven Brides for Seven's one of my favorite musicals...I love the dancing.

  2. Congrats on the release! Sounds like a great book. I love England - I'm planning a trip in a few years, and I'll have to add those places to my list. (Of course the draw is JUST the scenery. Of all kinds. ;)

  3. Congrats, Nell! We're so happy you're with us!

  4. Thanks all. Vanessa, you must come, you'll have a great time.

  5. sounds like a wonderful book Nell