Please welcome my guest today, Multi-Award Winning Author Christine Lindsay. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me. Thanks for stopping by, Christine.
Hi, Christine, Welcome to my blog. Please tell us about yourself and how you became a writer.
I knew I was a writer in college, but was too scared to pursue what my heart wanted, so I took accounting instead. Big Mistake!!! Anyway, a couple of years later I became pregnant out of wedlock and relinquished my baby girl to adoption. That changed me in so many ways. Many years later, after I married and had 3 more children, my birth-daughter Sarah and I were reunited. She was 20 at the time. The reunion was so difficult for me, and I went through an emotional breakdown. My husband found me crying one day and went out and bought me a new journal and pen, and said, “Here, honey, write it.”
That was the start. That journaling turned into a writing and speaking career where I love to share how God can turn our broken hearts into joyful hearts.
What a touching story. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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How did you come up with the idea for your book and were there any glitches along the way?
There were lots of glitches in my debut novel Shadowed in Silk, but I feel now I was cutting my writing teeth on my first book. The rest of the books in that trilogy were quicker and easier to write as well as my other stand-alone books. But with each book I’m ready to make the changes whenever I feel the book isn’t right. I’m one of those oddballs that doesn’t mind revising and cutting. I’ve got to get the story right. That’s more important to me that making a sale.
I started out writing the kind of book I love (epic historicals from the likes of MM Kaye) but from a Christian perspective.
You’re shipwrecked on a deserted island. What character from a book other than yours would you want to be stranded there with you? Why?
Captain Alex Randall in MM Kaye’s novel Shadow of the Moon. Still to this day that is the most romantic book I’ve ever read. Alex appears to be a stiff upper-lipped Englishman, but that only covers up a sensitive heart brimming with courage. When Alex and the love of his life, Winter de Ballesteros a beautiful English heiress with some Indian blood, are stranded in the jungle during the 1857 Indian Uprising I am swept away with Alex finally giving in to his feelings for Winter. Oh my, is it getting hot in here?
If you could choose to live in another time, would you prefer the past or the future?
Past, that way I can choose the era and know if it was a safe time. I’ve always had a desire to go back and spend a day in my childhood, playing in my old backyard, walking down my old street, seeing my old school and friends. Just feeling 10 again.
Are you working on any new books? Tell us about them.
This 2016 I have two new books coming out. One is my non-fiction account of my relinquishment of my first child to adoption and about our painful reunion 20 years later. Relinquishing my child taught me so much about the Father’s love for us. That book called Just Like Hannah has other people’s reunion stories braided in with mine. Connect with me on some of the links below (especially my quarterly newsletter) to be alerted when that book comes out.
The other book I have coming out in 2016 is a historical romance. Here is the link to read the first chapter of SOFI’S BRIDGE.
And I’ve started a new series set on the rugged coastline of Ireland where I was born.
Where can your fans learn more about you?
Facebook: Personal Face Book
Facebook: Author Facebook Page for my Street Team
My Quarterly Newsletter: What’s Christine Up To Next?
Would you like to share anything else with your fans?
I’d love to keep you informed about my books coming out. I only do a newsletter once a quarter but pack it fill of giveaways and gifts for my special readers.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day, Christine, to visit with us. Stop by anytime.