Friday, July 11, 2014

Christine Sherborne, Author of Imogene’s Message – A Thriller of Extreme Prejudice

christine sherborne, imogene's message
Today we are interviewing Christine Sherborne, author of "Imogene's Message."

Describe the plot of your book in a few sentences.
When extreme religious fundamentalists known as the Phineas Priesthood led by Ezekiel Yates and his three cousins, target Xantara Pembroke because they believe she is a witch, they launch a major conflict between unworldly disciples of good and evil. This 60,000-word, action-packed thriller shows the twists and turns of both sides as they try to destroy or save the souls of earth.

Imogene is the daughter of Xantara, a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge. For over three thousand years, wives of eight village families have performed ceremonies to heal local people, with power handed down from first daughter to first daughter. The Pembroke family encounter extreme prejudice from the Priesthood.
Braedon the village doctor is drawn into a world he didn't know existed to protect his daughter. His wife Xantara keeps her secrets and causes conflict in the marriage.
All that is forgotten when Imogene levitates in Avebury Circle. Will the world believe Imogene’s incredible message?

Who (age, gender, etc) do you think would most appreciate this book?

Adult Male or Female.

What inspirations contributed to this book?

My interest in spirituality, and the paranormal.

Who was your favorite character to write?

Doctor Braeden Pembroke. We see a man who is basically good, gets sidetracked by tragedy, and then realizes what is important.

How long have you been writing?

Ten years.

What is your favorite book?

Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine.
What genre do you read most frequently?


How do you think you've evolved as a writer since when you first started?

I started writing self-help and inspirational books, then last year I decided to try writing a thriller, and found I loved creating my own story.

Are there any aspects (e.g. character building, world building) of your writing that you've been practicing?

Don McNair, my editor mentored me for nearly a year. I learnt so much from him, and I’m grateful for his patience.

As a writer, one would assume English was your favorite class in school. If that was not the case, what was and why?

Yes, English but also History.

How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?

I love my Ipad and use it all the time, but still visit my local library.

What are your goals as a writer for the next ten years?

I have finished the second in the Imogene series and will then write the third. I am very much a pantster, so time will tell.

What is the most impactful experience you have had with a fan?

I like to feel from feedback I’ve received that my self-help books and blogs have helped many people.

Have your family and friends been supportive of your writing?

Yes, which I appreciate.

Is there any aspect of writing you don't like (e.g. editing)?

Purely the time it takes to complete a book. My ideas flow faster than my writing!

Have you ever had writer's block? If yes, how'd you deal with it? If you have not had writer's block, why do you think you haven't?

I can only write when inspired which is most of the time. On the odd days I can’t write, I catch up on household chores.

Do you write with a computer, typewriter, or pen and paper? Why do you use this tool?

I use a computer as I touch type and has the advantage of a spell-checker.

What do you have in mind for your next project?

I’ve thought about another series with a supernatural theme involving an Art Gallery.

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?

My book has been professionally edited, which I believe is essential for any writer.

More Information

Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Imogenes-Message-Paranormal-Don-McNair-ebook/dp/B00K91UC2Q

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