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Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday 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.

If walls could talk, what would we learn about the inmates of any building? The private home of the rich and famous, the semidetached in a city centre, better known now as ‘town houses’, and the country cottages that stand proud through all the seasons.

I remember, many years ago, visiting a large house converted for the use and training of those challenged with Spina Biffoda. I can’t remember where this house is or what it is called, but I do remember following my host through the property and into a small room with large cupboards in one corner and a large, almost floor-to-ceiling window and I ‘recognised’ it. Just that one room. Why? I never discovered. If the ‘net existed then, I would have researched the house.

How many times have you walked into a room and felt happy, or sad, or even angry, without knowing why? Is it the atmosphere of your hosts, or the synergy of the past?

In my debut novel, The Brat, my heroine, Gina Williams, has lived in several different houses and environments. Some had a major impact on her life while others have been used by her for a specific reason.

When she returns home after a long absence, she discovers her home lacks its usual warmth. This unsettles her. Will this sudden lack, in what she’s previously considered her safe bolt-hole, have an impact on her future decisions?

To find out, please buy the book.

The Brat is available from The Wild Rose Press in ebook and print from 1st October 2010.


Pauline said...

I've heard so mamy great comments about your book! mega congrats!!!

Maureen said...

There have been times that I have felt uneasy for no particular reason. Thanks for the interesting posts this week
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Sherry Gloag said...

Aw Pauline, thanks for popping over here and your kind words.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for keeping me company this week, Maureen, I've appreciated it. :-)

Unknown said...

Hi, SHERRY--I don't know how I missed your week in the LASR Spotlight. I've been there, and it was a fun week for me--others, I don't know, but I had a great time. I read all your posts. Interesting way you thought of Gina Williams and the plot for The Brat. I have never had that happen to me! Maybe I don't watch or listen closely enough.
I have experienced weird feelings in some historic houses. If my dh would stop when we're on our long road trips, I'd go in hundreds of old homes just to see how they lived.
The strangest I felt was in Springfield, Illinois in Abraham Lincoln's home, lovingly restored. In the parlor, which is always roped off--the guide told us that in this very room a committee met with Mr. Lincoln and said they wanted to nominate him for President of the United States. See? I got cold chills just writing that sentence.
Years ago, I was with a group touring Washington, D.C. and we went inside the restored Ford theater, the site of President Lincoln's assination. That was eerie enough, seeing the actual chair he had been sitting in.
But then we walked through a door into a small darkened room like a closet, and a small spotlight was trained on a display case on one item--the pistol used to kill the President. My lord, that just gives me chills.
Sorry I got carried away!
(Can't wait for my copy of The Brat to arrive!)

Sherry Gloag said...

Celia, you'll just HAVE to do a blog on your experiences, I could have read on for hours!
Thanks for coming by and joining me.
These were the first blogs I've ver written, and this week has been a 'blast'! :-)

Laurean Brooks said...

Sherry, the cover, blurb, and reviews of this book are awesome. Congratulations!

I was once in an old building divided into booths for antique dealers. As my sis and I entered the back room, an eerie feeling came over me. I asked the owner what buisiness was originally in the building. He said it was a funeral home. And get this: the room where the goosebumps popped out was the embalming room!

Fedora said...

Sherry, I'm intrigued--your writing is new to me, but The Brat sounds like a beautifully written story. I'll be adding it to my TBB :)

Sherry Gloag said...

Laurean, I must admit, if I dealt with antiques I would hesitate to sell them in an old funeral parlour, let alone the embalming room! Not far from where I live they do the same in an old church. I've been inside that place twice, but the 2nd time was at dh's request. I won't succumb again. :-)
Thank you for coming by and your kind words, I've enjoyed being here this week.

Sherry Gloag said...

flchen1, thank you for your kind words. Yes, I've been very fortunate, so far, with the reviews. I hope you enjoy it when it hits the top of your list.
Thanks for coming by.

Carol L. said...

I have always had and sensed different emotions while in a house of family, visiting friends or touring Historical sights.Very intense sometimes. But most are filled with much happiness and love.
You're a new to me Author but I am definitely interested in reading The Brat. :)
Carol L.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you for coming by Carol, and I do hope you enjoy The Brat when you read it.