Debut Author Alli Sinclair


Alli Sinclair is Australian born and spent her early adult years travelling the globe: scaling mountains in Nepal, Argentina, and Peru, rafting the Ganges, and riding a camel in the Sahara. She lived in Argentina and Peru and it was there her love of dance bloomed. 

When she wasn’t working as a tour guide, Alli could be found in the dance halls learning tango, salsa, merengue, and samba. All of these adventures made for fun storytelling and this is when she discovered her love of writing. 

Alli’s stories combine her passion for exotic destinations, the quirks of human nature, and the belief that everyone can dance, even if it’s to their own beat.


Title: Luna Tango
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (Australia)

Tango, like love, is complicated

Desperate to understand the reason her mother abandoned her twenty years ago to become a world-class tango dancer, journalist Dani McKenna delves into the world of tango in the hope of exposing decades of lies and deception that have threatened three generations of her family.

When Dani meets the enigmatic Carlos Escudero—a revered tango dancer and man of intense passion—they work together to understand why her grandmother lives in fear of all things tango, and how the brutal murder of a tango music legend in 1950s Buenos Aires now affects her family.

Despite her lack of rhythm, Dani and Carlos create their own dance of the souls, until the differences in their cultures causes a deep rift. As she seeks to reconnect with Carlos and rebuild her family, Dani finds tango—the dance of passion—becomes a complicated dance of betrayal.

"I cannot wait to read more from this fabulous new voice in Australian romance fiction". – My Written Romance
"I inhaled it within a few hours." – Tien’s Blurb



MAUREEN: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
ALLI: Singing In The Rain (actually, any Gene Kelly movie!)

MAUREEN: What are you working on now?
ALLI: Book two of The Dance Card Series – Flamenco Fire

MAUREEN: What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on?
ALLI: The climbing expeditions I went on in Nepal and Argentina

MAUREEN:: What hidden talents do you have?
ALLI: My geographical knowledge of historical sites in Latin America surprises many people.

MAUREEN: What turns you off like nothing else?
ALLI: People with no manners

MAUREEN: What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done to research a book?
ALLI: Danced tango

MAUREEN: Vanilla or chocolate?
ALLI: Chocolate – is there any other choice?

MAUREEN: Yes, as a matter of fact! Lemon! ;-) What’s something you’d like to tell your fans?
ALLI: Thank you so much for choosing to immerse yourself in the worlds of my characters and cheering them along, even when they’re not on their best behavior.

MAUREEN: If you couldn’t be a writer anymore, what profession would you take up?
ALLI: Archaeologist or historian

MAUREEN: If you could interview one person (and it doesn’t have to be a writer) who would it be?
ALLI: Baz Luhrmann – his creativity is mind-blowing and he seems like a very humble, lovely person.

MAUREEN: Oh! I would love to meet him, too! I'm such a big fan.


MAUREEN: Your book is about Tango. Are you a dancer?
ALLI: I grew up dancing and have always had an interest in various forms of dance, especially tango, flamenco, and ballet.


Flamenco Fire is book two in The Dance Card Series and is set in Granada, Spain. Turning Pointe will follow and is about the Ballets Russes in 1920s Paris.


Question: If you could choose any dance style in the world to be an expert at, what would it be?


  1. Welcome to GLIAS and congratulations on your debut !

  2. Thanks you so much Angi! It's certainly an exciting time!