Author Interview – Brushing Off the Boss by Annie Seaton

Brushing Off the Boss CoverTitle: Brushing Off the Boss

Author: Annie Seaton

Series: Stands Alone (Half Moon Bay Series)

Publisher: Entangled Bliss

Released: September 15, 2014


Book Summary:

The one passion they had in common was the one that would keep them apart.

Artist Sienna Sacchi is about to have everything she’s ever dreamed of, when sexy playboy Jack Montgomery comes strolling back into her life as the owner of her gallery. Her plan to buy it herself ruined, she refuses to let him interfere with the most important thing—her debut exhibition. But Jack’s not just taking over her workplace, he’s also intruding on her art studio, her home, and maybe even her heart.

Jack Montgomery has few rules for his carefree life, but never mixing business with pleasure is one he is determined to keep. He’d planned on finally satisfying the tension between him and Sienna, but discovering he’s her boss puts an immediate end to that. Unfortunately, being forced to share a tiny apartment with the gorgeous, tempting sculptor is pushing Jack to his limits. One brush with desire could ruin everything they’ve worked for.

Released on September 15, 2014

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Annie SeatonAuthor Annie Seaton

I live in Australia, on the beautiful north coast of New South Wales. I sit in my writing chair and look out over the tranquil Pacific Ocean.Retired from the world of full time work, I am fulfilling my lifelong dream of writing, and currently have thirteen books published and available, with more to come in 2015, including my first print single title with Pan Macmillan Australia.

I write contemporary romance and love telling the stories that always have a happily ever after.
I live with my own hero of many years. Our two children are now grown up and married, and we have two beautiful grandchildren. We share our home with “Bob” the dog and two white cats.

My love of reading and history began at an early age and I was a child who always carried a book (or two) no matter what I was doing. Several of my favourite books were confiscated from underneath my desk by teachers who had no understanding of my capacity to read while I was doing my schoolwork!

My love of writing developed in “composition” classes during primary school and continued throughout the completion of an English and History degree.

My working life has seen me through several major career changes. I now have retired from the world of full time work and have fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a published author.




If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

My husband, my iPad and champagne
One food you would never eat?



Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

This is a fun read with great characters with a wonderful fairy tale ending.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

Book 3 in the Half Moon Bay series is coming up next… Guarding His Heart is Georgie’s story


What inspired you to want to become a writer?

I have wanted to be a writer since the day I borrowed my first book from the library when I was four years old.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

Having the opportunity to spend Ten Days in Tuscany this summer at a writer’s retreat with Eloisa James.
If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?

Katherine by Anya Seton. Fourteenth century England with John of Gaunt


What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?

Anne of Green Gables

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?

You are so Beautiful- Joe Cocker… from Jack to Sienna…or the theme from Shrek but you will have to read the book to see why!
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Never give up. Follow your dream and persevere.


If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Tuscany in Italy… see answer above.


When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

An astronaut…but I am scared of heights!


Who are your favorite authors of all time?

Nora Roberts, Anya Seton, Mary Stewart
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

Probably not myself, but my character have skills I would love to have!


Hidden talent?

I can multitask!
Favorite Food?




You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

A tropical island


What do you do in your free time?

Read an garden
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would ever get done!
Give us a glimpse into a typical day in your day starting when you wake up till you lie down again.

Do the chores, water the garden. Write for six hours. Walk the dog. Dinner. Edit. Read.
What’s your favorite season/weather?

Spring and all of the beautiful flowers.


How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?

A bottle of French champagne


Favorite places to travel?

Whitsunday Islands, Italy, England.
Favorite music?

David Bowie
Favorite smell?



If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?

This or That

Hot or Cold?

Black or White?


Night owl, or early bird?

Print or Ebook?

Coke or Pepsi?


Pizza or Pasta?


Sweet or Salty?

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?

Planning ahead
PC or Mac?

Beach or Pool?