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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

blog tag

I was tagged by Tanya Stowe

What is the working title of your book?

Tuesday's Child tenders direction...

Deaf from the age of five, Adeline Munroe operates a hospital for injured dolls, but lately her quiet life is disturbed by violent, haunting visions. Perhaps it's just her unspoken fear--a serial killer has struck in Headley Cross. But Adeline soon realizes she's seeing each murder just before they happen and reluctantly contacts the police. 

Detective Sergeant Nate Holmes has enough to deal with between caring for his orphaned niece and his current assignment--the Herbalist killings, so when a woman comes forward who claims to be "seeing" the crimes in dreams, he isn't hopeful she'll be of any help. But he knows her from church, and she inexplicably describes how each crime is committed. Is God answering his prayers through Adeline?

Adeline assists the police, yet more women die and she becomes the prime target of the killer. Will Nate crack the case before the Herbalist can complete his agenda--or will the next murder Adeline foresees be her own?

The working title was All of Me. It changed to Tuesday's Child after my seven book proposal was accepted.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
It's based on a prompt on the White Rose Blog - a child, a hat and a lightning storm. And just turned into an epic from there.

What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary, inspirational romantic suspense

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Adeline would be played by Deanne Bray. And Nate by Jamie Bamber

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Guilty of love in the first degree - a deaf witness who 'sees' the murders and a cop torn between doing his duty and going out in faith.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It was released by my publisher Pelican Book Group on Oct 19th

How long did it take to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About six weeks. the same as always regardless of it's length.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Almost everything I write falls into the category of mystery, romance, crime. It's mainly the death toll that differs.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Like I said above, it's based on a prompt Jamie West posted. So I guess it's Jamie's fault LOL. But Grandad was deaf and I'd been toying with writing a deaf heroine for a long time.


Patty said...

It sounds like a really great book, Clare! Congrats on the release!

Mary Manners said...

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book, Clare. Review to come as soon as I finish my WIP (tonight).


Donna B said...

6 weeks??? Go ahead, rub it in!!! LOL

Great story! I love this series!

Tanya Stowe said...

You and Mary! I can't keep up. I'm just finishing Monday's Child and then I'll on to this one. It sounds great!

Delia Latham said...

Clare, you're amazing! I love hearing the "behind the scenes" stuff about good books!