RAYNETTE MITCHELL - AUTHOR

 

I left city life and the corporate world behind 20 years ago when I moved to the Noosa hinterland, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.  Once there, I learned to relax and to enjoy the lifestyle this beautiful place had to offer. The slower pace allowed me more time to paint and write and after several edits and re-writes, I completed my first book. 

 

I've always loved the English language and composition and I belong to several Writers’ Groups.

 

Women's Contemporary Fiction is my favourite genre — stories about the complexities of relationships and how people deal with life, in good times and in bad.  Among my favourite authors are Marian Keyes, Jodi Picoult, Susan Howatch, but I also love reading some of the classic authors of our time – Winston Graham, John Irving, Ken Follett, John O’Hara

Do you have a favourite author? Or possibly more than one? Write and tell me who you love reading, and why. What makes a book interesting and worthwhile to you? 

 

Conversely, what don't you love?  

Do you prefer something character-driven, or a great story line? Is the setting important to you?  And how about dialogue?

I'm one of those readers who doesn't really care about the look, or condition, of the book I'm reading - to me it's all about the story and the characters contained within the pages. It's not important to me if I paid a lot of money for it or if it was loaned to me by another reader, all that matters is if I can't put it down.