Finale Episode #060 Celebrating the launch of Vanessa Carnevale's The Florentine Bridge and Chatting Rural Romance with Cathryn Hein, Author of Wayward Heart

It's our final episode!

This week Kim and Vanessa come together in another BONUS episode to celebrate the launch of Vanessa's debut novel, The Florentine Bridge which is now available! After over a year of podcasting, they make the announcement that they will be taking a break from podcasting for the moment to focus on their creative work. As always, they'd love to connect with you further, so be sure to sign up for their respective newsletters (via or and stay in touch via social media!

Kim interviews Vanessa this week about her journey to publication and the inspiration behind The Florentine Bridge, and Vanessa chats with rural romance author Cathryn Hein about her writing journey and her brand new release, Wayward Heart, which is out now!

Vanessa Carnevale

Vanessa Carnevale is an author and freelance writer based in Melbourne, Australia, where she lives with her husband and two children. In her early twenties, Vanessa spent several years living in Florence, Italy, where she met her husband and discovered a love of travel and la dolce vita. She now considers Italy her second home. Vanessa is also the host of Your Beautiful Writing Life Retreats. The Florentine Bridge is her first novel.

You can purchase a copy of The Florentine Bridge here and connect with Vanessa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cathryn Hein

Cathryn Hein is a best-selling rural romance and romantic adventure author whose every novel has been an Australian Romance Reader Award finalist. A South Australian country girl by birth, she loves nothing more than a rugged rural hero who’s as good with his heart as he is with his hands, which is probably why she writes them! Her romances are warm and emotional, and feature themes that don’t flinch from the tougher side of life but are often happily tempered by the antics of naughty animals. Her aim is to make you smile, sigh, and perhaps sniffle a little, but most of all feel wonderful. Cathryn currently lives at the base of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales with her partner of many years, Jim. When she’s not writing, she plays golf (ineptly), cooks (well), and in football season barracks (rowdily) for her beloved Sydney Swans AFL team.

Connect with Cathryn via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  You can purchase a copy of Wayward Heart here.

Connect with Cathryn via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

You can purchase a copy of Wayward Heart here.