PASSION: Annie Seaton with her new book at a signing at Beach Book Boutque.
PASSION: Annie Seaton with her new book at a signing at Beach Book Boutque.

Author sets sights on Airlie

AUTHOR Annie Seaton may be well known for her romance writing but it's Airlie Beach that's really grabbed her heart.

Ms Seaton had a signing for her new book 'Kakadu Sunset' at Beach Book Boutique on Saturday and said she couldn't get enough of the tourist town.

Her books are usually inspired by her frequent travelling around the warmer climates of Australia.

"This year it's Airlie and we think we'll stay because the weathers so great," she said.

"We started coming to Airlie Beach in 1988. We love Airlie Beach. Even when we travel to other areas of Australia every winter, we always end up here for at least a week or two."

Readers may be familiar with Ms Seaton's work as she has already written an Airlie Beach inspired book - Dangerous Desire.

"We're booked in for a week but we're talking three weeks now. The weather's just so glorious. Who knows, there could be another book set here," Ms Seaton said.

There are now talks for the Beach Book Boutique to order copies. Ms Seaton's latest book was inspired by a trip to Kakadu National Park and it's the landscapes that she often falls in love with.

"Being an author I can write on the road, I've got my laptop in the van, we've got our caravan that's parked in the caravan park. We go for a lovely long walk every day," she said.

Even if you missed her appearance you won't have to wait long for another chance as she will be appearing at the Whitsunday Writers Festival in September.

"I love working with aspiring authors," Ms Seaton said.

Kakadu Sunset is out now.


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