|Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay (Book cover photo shoot with Birthdaughter, Sarah)|
I am deeply honored to announce the release of the ebook, Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay. If you prefer the print book, it will be released later this year (set for September 1st,) but if you cannot wait for this sweeping story of love, honor and revolution, then do get the ebook!Because I have known Christine since early in her writing journey, I know her writing, yes, but I also have learned of her heart and the stories she has in her life that give such depth and rich characterizations to what she writes. I asked her some questions so you, my friends, could also know more about the heart of Christine Lindsay.Christine shares about how she first felt the call to write not long after reuniting with her birthdaughter, Sarah. (This also plays into the cover art of Christine's book, Shadowed in Silk.)
Let's read about Christine:
|Author Christine Lindsay|
|Character Abby Fraser from Shadowed in Silk (Christine's birthdaughter, Sarah)|
Crystal: Tell us a little about the journey of this particular book. What kinds of God-incidences happened and why is this book, besides being your debut, extra special?:
Crystal: When the well runs dry, how do you recharge your creative energy?
Christine: I'm useless without the Lord. So I either grab my Bible and spend time in prayer, or I go out for a prayer walk to blow the cobwebs away. Or I take a break and read someone else's work.
Crystal : Do you keep regular hours in writing? What’s a typical day when you’re writing?
Christine:At the moment I still work part-time outside the home. But I hope this will be changing soon. On a typical writing day I keep a tight schedule. I have my devotions with a cup of tea at about 7 am, quickly check my email for anything urgent, and then dive into the writing. I need to start writing in the morning. By evening I'm beat.
Crystal: My writing world would be perfect if only….
Christine:...I didn't have to work outside the home. I find it hard to jump into my fictional world unless I can start fresh at it every morning.
Crystal: My best ideas come from…..
Christine: ...My husband, David, is a wealth of brilliant ideas. So much of the military stuff in Shadowed comes from him. He suggested the whole rifle theft idea, and how that sort of theft from a garrison could be arranged. David also goes out and finds me great research material. When we're out driving he helps me unravel plot problems.
|Christine's Family at her Daughter Lana's Wedding|
Crystal: What do you know now in writing that you wish you had known in the beginning?
Christine: That it takes a lot longer than most of us think to become published. It's been 12 years for me to get to this point. And getting published isn't necessarily a true evaluation of your writing ability. And oh yes, get connected with other writers. Writing is not a solitary business. Join a group like ACFW.
SHADOWED IN SILK
She was invisible to those who should have loved her.
After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive.
Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of so many of his men in the trenches of France, returns to his cavalry post in Amritsar. But his faith does little to help him understand the ruthlessness of his British peers toward the Indian people he loves. Nor does it explain how he is to protect Abby Fraser and her child from the husband who mistreats them.
Amid political unrest, inhospitable deserts, and Russian spies, tensions rise in India as the people cry for the freedom espoused by Gandhi. Caught between their own ideals and duty, Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets . . . secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution.
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