Belinda Missen. Top Author Of The Week.


It’s starting to feel really festive here and what better gift for someone you love, than a brand new book? Today’s Top Author, is Belinda Missen! Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being introduced by a friend two states away.

Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

Belinda holds a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing from Federation TAFE. She’ll finish her degree one day.

Post a photo of you that we won’t have seen everywhere else.

This is me with Rose McGowan outside Westminster Abbey in April 2018. My husband and I were sitting in Parliament Square waiting to head into the Abbey for a Shakespeare night and she wandered past. I got far too excited and gushed about her book, but we had a lovely, lovely chat and a photos.

Where do you write?

 I’ve recently moved to a standing desk. I don’t use it as much as I’d like yet (I’m more sitdown writer than the stand up retail worked I used to be), but I’ll get there. It’s also really cool for getting a bit more energy moving through the limbs.

Use three photos or images to describe your personality.

  1. A fruit tree in flower in our backyard. I love that tree and look forward to seeing the hot pink flowers each year (even if we recently cut it down, I know). I’ve planted more in its place, so fingers crossed. 
  2. I love rain. I love the sound of it on our tin roof. I love the smell of it. And i love being in a car on a rainy evening with a good book and even better company. 
  3. I bake – a lot, so recently treated myself to a KitchenAid. Best thing ever and so totally me.

Share a photo of your favourite holiday destination.

 I’m just itching to get back to Paris and London. While I’ve had a really good explore of London (and there’s always more), I’ve barely scratched the surface of Paris. I was hoping to get back there this year but, alas, not meant to be. Maybe in 2022.

Post a photo of something that you baked, learnt or made during lockdown.

 Again, cooking is something I do a lot of. This lockdown, I finally perfected a spicy butter chicken. It’s so good we won’t be going out for it again.

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