Welcome back, Clare. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
This one crops up on each submission form and the answer is always the same. No matter what the book subject is, whether just romance, romantic suspense, crime fiction, young adult etc, no matter what happens, God is right there in the midst of it with you. Everything may be falling apart, you’re stuck on page 33 with no idea how you’re going to get to the start of page 34 never mind the end of the book, but the Author has the pen firmly in His hand.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I don’t have a date for Christmas Time in London Town yet, but I would imagine around November/December for that one. There are three that I have submitted to Pelican (The House That Jack Built, Dark Streets Shineth, and Virtually Yours at Christmas) and am waiting to hear about.
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
The Queen. She’s reigned so long now, seen so much change and had her own fair share of family troubles, I’d like to know how her faith gets her through and how the Lord has worked in her to make her the person she is.
What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Eric Liddell. And honestly? All the reasons I’ve come up with I’ve deleted because they sounded wrong. Just to find out more about him, whether the history books got it right. What it actually felt like to give up everything and go to
to be a missionary. China
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
Don’t give up. It might be the wrong publisher for you. For example, Monday’s Child was originally sent to a different publisher and got rejected. I even worked with an editor on it and it didn’t fit because, it turned out, I refused to put sex in it. So find a publisher that fits what you want to write. Don’t change who you are to fit them.
Very good advice. Tell us about Soul to Keep.
As the body count increases and more paintings are recovered, DC Zander Ellery and his partner DC Isabel York are under increasing pressure to catch the killer the press have dubbed the Prayer Slayer.
A few tenuous links are all they have between the deaths of three young, pretty women. The new Chief Superintendent is only adding to the pressure and seems to be picking on Isabel more than any other officer.
Torn between his urge to protect his partner and his need to solve the case, Zander sits his sergeant's exams, hoping once they are over, he won't be so distracted. But a rocky relationship with his girlfriend and one more murder only adds to his stress.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. ~ Proverbs 3:25-26
Detective Constable Isabel York jerked awake, wondering what had woken her. On the bedside cabinet, her phone rang loud and urgent. She reached for it, squinting through the early morning light as she swiped to answer. 4:30 AM. What did her partner want at this hour?
“This had better be important, Zander.”
“It is.” Detective Constable Zander Ellery sounded as tired as she did. “They’ve found another body. I’ll be with you in ten minutes.”
Isabel closed her eyes as the phone went dead.
Another body. That made four. It was the Prayer Slayer, as the press had named him. Otherwise someone else would have received the call. Each victim was left wearing white, gagged and bound as if in prayer. The word guilty was written on their foreheads and a stolen painting beside them, indicating which of the Ten Commandments they had ‘broken.’ They were going in order, and she already knew which one this was. Just as she knew where they were going—the killer had told her in advance.
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