Saturday, January 01, 2011
Claudia's Big Break - Lisa Heidke
My new novel, Claudia’s Big Break, due for release in January, is about three best friends, taking stock of their lives and heading off on the adventure of their lives, with a bit of drunken karaoke thrown in.
Seeking time and space to think about new possibilities, Claudia Taylor jets off to glorious Santorini with her two best friends, Tara and Sophie. Sophie and Tara also hope a break from the daily grind will help them make some major life decisions.
All are at a crossroads, some surprisingly so. All the women have their own dreams, and through a series of adventures and unexpected events, find that a holiday can change their lives forever.
I loved writing Claudia’s Big Break, not only because it’s set in the beautiful Greek Isles, but because I was able to write about three strong female characters who are all seeking time and space to think about new possibilities in their lives. In addition to exploring Claudia, Sophie and Tara’s lifelong friendships, there’s plenty of romance and intrigue as well.
I’d like to think that all three books are relevant and realistic but are also entertaining and give readers a sense of ‘we’re all in this together.’ All of us deal with varying levels of crisis on a daily basis and I have my share (I’m also an excellent eavesdropper) so I can relate to my characters and identify with them. I have hopefully presented their stories in a humorous way that readers will relate to.
Follow Lisa on Twitter @lisaheidke and visit her website and blog at http://www.lisaheidke.com/
Lisa’s books can be purchased at http://www.allenandunwin.com/ and http://www.amazon.com/
Posted by Lee Hyat at 12:11 AM