Paula Xiberras

‘Twist’ is a stand-alone novel but also the next instalment in the Dive bar series by Kylie Scott.

I recently chatted to Kylie about ‘Twist’ and other things including her love for Tasmania. Kylie tells me she loves Tasmania and would love to move here. Over 20 years ago she fell in love with Hobart, its markets and the harbour.

Kylie says before settling on writing she had varied careers including, personal assistant, receptionist at an insurance brokerage, a nanny and a bartender in the Greek islands. Kylie also worked as a shop assistant and a florist in a country town.

It was in the latter job of florist in a small town that she found there was not a lot to do ‘once the buckets had been washed’ and so she began writing. She backed up her interest in writing with some courses at the Queensland writers centre from there she joined The Romance Writers of Australia

The latest novel, true to its name, has a definite twist. Our protagonist Alex Parks meets Joe, a bartender, whom she believes is her perfect match on line and decides to go and surprise him in the flesh. When she arrives at the bar she discovers Joe is not the man she has been emailing but instead it is his brother who has been corresponding with her. What follows is some first class sparring between the mistakenly matched couple. It takes many twists and turns with plenty of humour and a touch of tragedy before the novel reaches its conclusion.

Twist by Kylie Scott is out now published by Pan Macmillan