Author Spotlight

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Elle Thorpe

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Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she's not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she's a wife, and Mummy to three tiny humans. She's also official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don't judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy degree. But she wouldn't change a thing.

After being a booklover for as long as she could remember, Elle first began writing in high-school. She scribbled stories not so loosely based on the hottest guy in school, during sleepovers with her bestie. When she moved into the workforce, she always kept a notebook hidden in her filing, writing outlines and scenes whenever no one was looking. She took an extended break from writing when the tiny humans made their appearance, but her characters were always there, telling their stories in the back of her mind. When her youngest was eighteen months, Elle began using naptime as writing time, and wrote two books over the next eighteen months. Those will never see the light of day. But then this kind of arrogant, but kind of a sweetheart character named Low started talking, and the rest is history. 

RBUT 5 Questions
always the same questions- always unique answers!

1.  If Hollywood make a movie about your life, who would star and why?


Ooh that's a tough question since i very rarely watch movies. I'd love to say someone like Rachel McAdams, simply because i adore her. But in reality, I'm nowhere near as polished and put together as she is! But hey, I'm sure she has days where she sloths around the house in leggings and bed hair, right?

2. What would we find in your refrigerator?


We try to eat fairly healthy, and we do five nights a week of Hello Fresh meals. So there's all the things to make those meals. Plus I have three kids, and a hubby, so we go through milk, yoghurt, cheese, hummus, and fruit like it's going out of fashion...There might also be a hidden packet of tim tams (Aussie chocolate biscuits!) and a bottle of wine!

3. If you were shipwrecked o a deserted island and all of your human needs were met, like food and water, what two items would you want to have with you?


Well, apart from my kids, hubby and dog, I'd take a my kindle, since it has enough books to last me a lifetime. And a solar charger.

4. If you could trade places with ay character from one of your books for one week, who would it be and why?


Probably Paisley from Talk Dirty, Cowboy. Because her man, Bowen is a dirty talking cowboy. Need i say more?

5. What do you think of garden gnomes?


Haha, well, funny you should ask about gnomes! They actually play quite a big role in the third book of my Dirty Cowboy series. So I quite like them! Lol.