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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Meet the Author: Sherry Gloag, Author of Vidal's Honor

Happy Wednesday to everyone! Today, Sherry Gloag, author of Vidal's Honor, will be joining us to answer some questions about herself and her books.

What inspired you to write Vidal's Honor?
Kim Bowman, from Astraea Press asked several AP authors (including me) to write a Regency novel, that took place in 1812 and included a specific ball in the closing scene, in time for the Christmas market of 2012. Although it wasn’t the first time I’d written to request, it was still quite a challenge.

Which of your characters do you relate to most and why?
I did; as expected; relate closely to Honor, Lady Beaumont because the theme of her story turned out to be how someone brought up in the heart of a warm and loving family would handle the deprivations of following the drum during the Peninsula war. I also enjoyed watching Consuela’s character unfolding. She turned up
unexpectedly and I was fascinated by how she insinuated herself into the hearts of all the other main characters, and how strong she was despite the hardships she experienced.

What is a secret about you that nobody else knows?
I couldn’t live in a city.

If your real life was a fictional book, what would you, the main character, be like?
What a terrifying question!! I do think the answer would probably be ‘boring’ and yet when I do talk to others they seem fascinated by some of the things I have done and still do. Lol.

What book have you read too many times to count?
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Nora Roberts Northern Light.

What is the best piece of writing advice you ever received?
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again.

If you could hop into the life of any fictional character, who would it be and why?
I’m not sure I can answer this one. I have read so many awesome and wonderful stories. So, I’ll just say I started reading Georgette Heyer while recovering from childhood illnesses and thought living during those time would be awesome.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That my characters rule supreme. If I try to deviate from what they want, I usually end up having to deal with a major re-write. :-)

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Reading. So much so, I discovered a whole raft of new authors I've come to love because I started reading to review.
Gardening, because the plants don’t answer back! LOL. Well they do in their own way because if they are not happy with what I have done, they simply won’t grow or flourish.
Crystal craft work is so soothing for me I often totally lose all sense of time.

Are any of the things in your books based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
I deliberately try to keep anything personal out of my stories, and yet, I am currently working on a project that is purely based on a factual incident.

Thank you Sherry, for stopping by today! It's been a pleasure to have you on the blog!
Thank you for inviting me to visit with you today.

About Vidal's Honor:
Genre: Adult Fiction (Historical/Regency Romance)
Date Published: October 31, 2012
Publisher: Astraea Press, LLC

The Blurb:
When plunged into a world of spies, agents and espionage during the Peninsula wars, Honor, Lady Beaumont, flees for her life when the French capture her husband at Salamanca, and relies on his batman to arrange her safe passage back to England.

Viscount Charles Vidal is ordered by Robert Dumas, the First Lord of the Admiralty, to travel to Spain and escort the only woman he’s ever loved, Lord Devlin Beaumont’s widow back home before the French discover her whereabouts.

Their journey is fraught by danger, least of all knowing whether they are surrounded by friends or foe. Will they survive long enough to explore the possibility of a future together or will whispers of treason be enough to see Honor dispatched to Tyburn first?

To learn more about Sherry Gloag and her books, visit her blog and website.You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you, Gabby, for having me visit with you today. :-)


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