Local Author Showcase - Meet the local authors! Ross and Melissa Holland

Don't miss the Sutherland Shire Libraries local author showcase, featuring six local authors sharing their very different books.

Local Author Showcase
Sutherland Library
Saturday 20 November
 Bookings essential, book online: bit.ly/2dH2mkQ

About Ross & Melissa:
Melissa and Ross are a couple with 2 young children, a mortgage, and a strangely jealous dog. After almost 15 years together, they have experienced the ups and downs of life, love and lust. Both have a love of food, cooking, and finding joy and passion in life.
Ross’ origins are from a dairy farm south of Perth, he has travelled through many countries around the world, lived in Byron Bay for while before moving south to Sydney. Ross completed a business degree that nurtured a creative entrepreneurial spirit in business, life coaching and charity.
Melissa grew up south of Sydney and with her talent in marketing, graphic design and administration moved to Sydney to work in the legal and travel industry.
Melissa & Ross were living in Notting Hill, London having a picnic in bed when the idea for Lust at First Bite was born. 13 years later they realised their dream to write, produce, design and self publish Lust at First Bite.

Check out the Lust at First Bite YouTube clip
A sneak peek about the book!
Lust at First Bite:
Lust at First Bite is a beautiful and unique book written specifically for couples that combines cooking with romance, fun, and intimacy. 12 tantalizing chapters filled with easy to prepare delicious recipes for food and drinks, each paired with a playful concept of love, lust and laughter for couples to explore together.

Lust at First Bite guides couples on a journey to discovering (or rediscovering) the passion in their relationship by encouraging trust, honesty, respect and good communication.

Few cookbooks write recipes specifically for two people, but more than this, what really sets Lust at First Bite apart from other books is the way in which it utilises food and drinks as a catalyst to bring couples closer together, with playful ideas of romance, seduction and conversation.

Complete with stunning photography Lust at First Bite is fun easy way for couples to take some time out of their busy lives to connect and nurture one another. To have fun together, to talk about sex, their desires and needs, not just in the bedroom, but in life, comfortably and openly.

Five Questions...
What is your favourite book and why?
Ross: Harry Potter series – read & shared the whole adventure with my nine year old son.
Melissa: French Lieutenant's Woman – I was drawn to John Fowle's unique writing and intriguing characters, especially the mysterious and dramatic Sarah Woodruff.

What book(s) are you currently reading?
Ross: Dames & Divas – 21 remarkable women by David Lessser
Melissa: Let’s Pretend this never happened by Jenny Lawson

What is one book you haven’t read but want to read before you die?
Ross: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Melissa: The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Socks

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book/s?
The many diversified aspects of self publishing especially in a non fiction book with a lot of high res pictures – this also includes the post production aspects of marketing and selling.
Self publishing is not for the faint hearted but with self belief, determination, time, money and passion it is an eventful journey!

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Research every aspect of your genre, have a business plan, collect marketing material along the way and consider having a mentor to guide you along the way.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?
Website: www.lustatfirstbite.com
Facebook: Lust at first bite
Instagram: lustatfirstbite