[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Georgie! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Georgie] Warm; Sentimental; optimistic; kind; tragic fashion victim
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Doctors Beyond Borders?
[Georgie] It’s a romance set in Sudan. Ariadne Tate is an Australian doctor who takes a deployment with MSF to get out of the routine and rut she is caught up in. Finding love is the furthest thing from her mind, until she lays eyes on Dr Ford Gosden, her colleague and he slowly seeps under her skin . But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship and she is captured by a renegade and held hostage with no chance of escape. Her hopes of a new life with the man she loves fades and the fight for her life begins.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Georgie] Over the years I have supported a charity that sponsors children and their families in Sudan. The work the charity does and MSF do across the globe is inspiring. I would have loved to have visited Sudan and the children I’ve sponsored but having a family of my own it’s a bit hard to take off to Africa! That’s why I think I wrote a story instead. Maybe I’ll get there one day. Forever the optimist!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
[Georgie] There are so many things, but all through the writing process I loved learning about Sudan and doing the research for the book on the net, learning about MSF and discussing living conditions with friends who have lived in similar environments.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had a theme song, what would it be?
[Georgie] LOL! Listen up. Many years ago I worked with a guy, who should have become a comedian. One day, the song Fat Bottom Girls by Queen came on the radio. I wasn’t really listening because I was bogged down in work, but just as the chorus was up he turned to me and said;‘Hey Georgie, here’s your song.’ My ears pricked up as I was curious to hear the song and the next line was; ‘Fat bottom girls they make the rocking world go round!’ I feigned mortification and shock as he collapsed with laughter. It was pretty funny. He delivered it so well. So, I think Queen were onto something with that song and I’m quite proud to be associated with it!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
[Georgie] Lip Gloss!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Georgie] Bills, bills and more bills!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Georgie] Tessa Bailey’s Asking for Trouble. I love her dirty talking cops! Rowena’s Key by AJ Nuest, part of the Golden Key Chronicles Series; Beyond the Shadows by LaVerne Clark, it was an awesome read and One Sweet Christmas by Darlene Fredette, a lovely Christmas tale.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Georgie] Read, dabble on social media. Actually, I think I may be addicted! Yes, well, at least I’ve acknowledged it. Isn’t that the first step to recovery? But seriously, I love to potter about on social media and catch up with old and new friends, share stories, anecdotes and pictures of half naked men! I’m on FB, have a Twitter account and my own blog. But apart from that my others likes are the beach, dining out, chilling with my hubs and kids, travelling to new places and socialising with friends.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Georgie] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Georgie.Tyler2
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
About the book:
She’s about to find out that nothing is fair when it comes to war, except, the healing power of love.
When Ariadne Tate takes a deployment to Sudan with a medical aid organisation, romance is the last thing on her mind…but Dr Ford Gosden puts a glitch in her plans. Too damn attractive for his own good and a thoroughly nice guy, Ford slowly seeps under Ariadne’s skin.
But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship, and as political tension escalates in the region, Ariadne has no choice but to focus on her job and her safety. Under the protection of a UN convoy, she heads out into the war-torn countryside — and the unthinkable happens. Captured and held hostage by a renegade with no chance of escape, Ariadne’s hope for a new life with the man she loves begins to fade and the fight for her life begins.