Author Spotlight – Keighley Bradford

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Author Keighley Bradford

How did you discover you wanted to be a writer? I liked guessing what would happen next in stories and was never right. It opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of storytelling, so I began writing and never stopped.

What did you do to actively pursue writing? (Joining RWAus, Mentorship etc). I’ve been writing since I was 13. I joined the local writing club in high school and entered national writing competitions. Once I graduated, I started doing self-paced courses until I started uni, where I studied writing and publishing. During this time, I continued to learn everything I could about the craft by joining writing organisations and completing short courses.

What do you find are the advantages of being part of RWAus?

The sense of community is like no other. I’ve never met so many people eager to support one another.

What is your favourite genre and why?

Romance, of course. I love happily ever afters.

Share a little about your writing process?

I’m a panster. I write the first draft with an idea of the beginning, ending, and what type of tropes it’ll have, but ultimately, I like to let the character’s decide what their story is. After the first draft, I revise and edit before I move onto the next project. I mostly write at home or on my lunch breaks at work, and love to treat myself every one and then by writing in a coffee shop if I need a change of scenery.

Tell us about your current work in progress…

I’m currently finishing edits for my next release. It’s a new adult rom-com set in Sydney and Melbourne. Liv is an independent woman who wants to fight the system of high society, but circumstances force her to play the game.

Witty and charismatic, Liv convinces Derek, her friend-with-benefit and baby daddy, to join her in her scheme to outwit her father and claim her inheritance. Once she has it, she can help support her sister and bbay

And your latest book…

Love Me, Love Me Not (Out June 30).

Love me Love Me Not

What do you do when your father is trying to steal your inheritance? Enter into a marriage of convenience, of course!

You’re probably wondering how a free-spirited girl like myself ended up in this situation. Well, it’s simple. I needed money after my father cut me off. So I decided to claim what is rightfully mine. There’s just a catch…

First things first — I have to find a husband.

Thankfully, my long-time ‘friend’, Derek, is more than happy to play the role of my fake fiancé. Before I knew it, though, he was relocating cities, moving into my house, and planning our very real wedding. He exceeds my exceptions twofold for a guy who never wanted to settle down himself.

After that? Produce an heir.

How do I convince my friend to have a baby with me, you ask? Well, that was a lot easier than you think. He kind of, sort of, already knocked me up, long before our fake engagement had even begun…

That leaves just one final task — convince everyone we’re in love.

Sure, we got on well enough, but would they believe years of friendship and intimacy transformed into something more? Surprisingly, they do… Hell, even believe it. That right there becomes the problem.

Falling in love with my baby daddy isn’t an option. Once the inheritance arrives, the gig is up. That was our arrangement…unless he doesn’t want to end things, either.

‘Love Me, Love Me Not’ is a steamy friends-with-benefits, marriage of convenience, new adult rom-com set in Australia.

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Author bio:

Humour, Heart & Heat!

Hey, I’m Keighley Bradford, an Aussie Romance Author based in Newcastle, NSW. I write steamy new adult/college rom-coms, as well as spicy contemporary romances (billionaires, office romances and more). I’ve been writing stories for over half my life, falling in love with the romance genre during my first year of uni. When I’m not writing I’m reading (smut, obviously) or watching some Netflix (a rom-com, duh).

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