Our Alison?s affairs sell well in print

FORMER Rockhampton woman turned raunchy Mills and Boon author Alison Ahearn admits she often feels like a "schizo'' with all the stories she has whirling through her head.

"I get inspiration from lots of places. I always have stories in my head. I always have. Ever since I was a kid.''

Alison, who writes under the pen name of Amy Andrews, was at Big W Rockhampton yesterday to sign copies of her latest book, Earthquake Baby.

She said the book was inspired by the Stuart Diver story. It follows a woman who is trapped under a building and is kept alive by a doctor.

In true Mills and Boon style, the pair then share a night of "unforgettable intimacy'' before they part, only for the doctor to discover years later that he fathered a child.

Earthquake Baby is the second book Alison has had published in the Mills and Boon medical series.

Alison ? a married mother of two who lives in Brisbane and still works part-time as a paediatric nurse at Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital ? said she hoped to write 20 books so she could become a full-time writer.

She's just putting the finishing touches on her sixth book now and hopes to have all 20 written in the next five years.

"Knowing that people all around the world are reading my books or seeing them in the library is pretty special.''

Alison's next books, The Nurse's Secret Son and Mission: Mountain Rescue, will be released next year.



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