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Monday, October 4, 2010
Monday Spotlight: Sherry Gloag
This is a part of the Virtual Book Tour for The Brat scheduled by Goddess Fish Promotions. In addition to being entered in our Spotlight contest, any comment on this post will also be included in the drawing for a free download of The Brat. You can follow Sherry's tour here. Remember, the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. One comment per stop will be counted, but feel free to dialogue with Sherry as you like.
I gave the low-slung silver sun that threatened rain on that early spring morning a cursory glance, and continued wiping down my kitchen when I was interrupted.
The sunlight caught the woman’s silvery-blonde hair making it glow. Her eyes shone, not with glee or fun, I realised with a jolt, but with anger and frustration.
“How much longer are you going to ignore me?” Her temper snapped and crackled round the room like a lightening bolt.
O.K. I knew my characters often turned up expecting me to know all about them, but never had one been so aggressive on our first encounter. Didn’t she realize I could snuff out her chances of reaching a publisher?
Perhaps she did. After all if we worked well together she’d achieve her public acknowledgment and I’d bask in the joy of seeing my debut novel out there in print and ebook.
The woman stood there in my mind as clearly as though she stood in front of me. Her essence filled the room.
“I’m Gina Williams,” she said, and her smile challenged the reluctant spring sunlight.
I ignored her disclosure and followed my instinct. “I don’t believe Gina Williams is your full name,” I replied, and watched the heat rise up her neck and into her face. Not many thirty-something’s I knew still blushed so easily. “Why the intrigue?” I asked.
“All will be revealed.” Her smile turned feral, and I returned to wiping the kitchen surfaces.
“I have a secret,” she said, then paused. “A dark secret.”
Again I waited, but this time she remained silent.
“Most people have secrets,” I prompted. “What makes yours worthy of a full length novel?”
“It is a secret so dark that my life as it is now, and my future would be destroyed if someone unearthed it.”
“You are…” I studied her closely. “…in your mid thirties, I’d guess…”
“You don’t understand.” The ever present fury beneath her façade snapped. “Someone is stalking me.”
And so began my close association with Gina Williams, the heroine of my debut novel, The Brat, released on 1st October 2010 by the Wild Rose Press.