Sisters write spin-off novels from Bold and the Beautiful

Talented Rockhampton authors and sisters Alison Ahearn and Ros Baxter have written spin off books for the hit TV show Bold and the Beautiful.
Talented Rockhampton authors and sisters Alison Ahearn and Ros Baxter have written spin off books for the hit TV show Bold and the Beautiful. CONTRIBUTED

THEY'RE bold, beautiful and about to show the world that they can write one hell of a love story.

Rockhampton sisters Ros Baxter and Alison Ahearn have put pen to paper to write two spin-off books from the hit TV soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Ros told The Morning Bulletin it was a challenge to write the books.

She said while they were set outside of The Bold and the Beautiful's current story lines; they were very much set in The Bold and the Beautiful universe and needed to stay true to viewers.

"There's a serious readership going on for the books, they have a worldwide audience," Ros said.

But this isn't the first novel for Ros, 40, and her sister Alison, 44, who's pen name is Amy Andrews.

The sisters have been jotting down characters from their imaginations since they were kids.

"We kind of always had written little stories and journals, our mum really encouraged us," Ros said.

The siblings, who went to North Rockhampton High School, said they even gained inspiration from their English teacher Mr Robinson.

"We still think about our teacher when we get together, he was inspiring to us," Ros said .

The sisters have spent quite a bit of time together when they penned their first book called Sister Pact.

"We love writing books together, have a laugh and some wine," Ros said.

While sister Alison is an established romance writer, Ros has taken on a few different genres.

"I've written a fantasy mystery book called Fish Out of Water and it's coming out soon, it's about a bad ass mermaid really," Ros said.

While she has taken on different genres, the sisters had to keep their heads in the romance when it came to writing for the daytime drama.

"It was interesting to be involved in, and we had to work out things like what was acceptable for Bold and Beautiful, they have a very established viewership," Ros said.

"I had watched it on and off over the years and had to do some catching up."

The books titled Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews will be released in February 2014.

While two more titles will follow in April, including one written by Ros titled Second Chances.

Bold and the Beautiful

  • It's the world's most popular daytime TV soap opera, according to Guinness World Records.
  • The show has won 52 Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • The show has a daily viewership of 35 million globally.
  • The first episode aired in 1987.
  • The show is approaching its 7000th episode.

Topics:  books novels romance novels television writing

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