Sara has graciously agreed to answer some of my questions. I hope you enjoy :)
What are your favorite TV shows?
The Big Bang Theory, Once Upon A Time, Face Off…I watch a little of everything
What is your favorite meal?
If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?
I am writing a series of novels about the Hussite Wars in the Bohemian lands (where the Czech Republic is now). My debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, was the first book in the series and is set just before and as the conflict starts. The next book, which I’m nearly done with, follows the characters through the first part of the war.
Is there a writer you idolize? If so who?
There are a couple whom I idolize: Melanie Dickerson and Joanne Bischof. I love how they utilize deep point of view – how they really let us into the character’s head and heart. I mean it’s like we’re feeling what the character feels. We’re there.
How did you come up for the title of this book?
The book is really about Ismene and her story through this difficult period in her life. So, it made sense to name the book after her. But I didn’t want to just call it “Ismene”. I wanted to describe it somewhat. So, The General’s Wife seemed to suit the book’s content and what I was going for.
“Go home!” Ismene is speechless as she reads those words written in blood on the walls of her new home. The young, raven-haired Grecian beauty had traveled all the way from her homeland to marry the Pharaoh’s top general. But she never expected this. The hatred of the Alexandrian mob for their Greek rulers is right in front of her. It is the first of many threats she will receive.
Things are escalating out of control. Damaged crops and horses turned loose at night are one thing. But when Ismene receives a death threat, it becomes clear that there is a spy within her own household. She would turn to her husband to deal with this issue, except he left for battle by order of the Pharaoh. Not knowing whom to trust, she fears for her safety as well as the entire ruling class of Egypt.
Once they were alone, he gathered Ismene into his arms. “Love, are you truly all right?”
“I am.” She sighed, closing her eyes and just breathing in the scent of him. “Now.”
He kissed the top of her head and rubbed her back. When he closed his eyes he could still see the scene that he had come upon when he had found her on the balcony, and his blood ran hot. He forced his mind back to the present.
“I have a surprise for you.”
“I thought I might read to you.”
“Oh?” She pulled back to look into his face. “That is a pleasant surprise. I think, sir, that you have found my weakness.”
“I think you know mine too, milady.” He said, drawing her in for an intimate kiss.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sara is originally from middle TN. After a short stint in Memphis, where she earned a degree in Biology and began a career as both a Zoo Educator and a Sleep Technician, she then followed a dream to work for a large zoo in Orlando, FL as an Educator. Once she and her husband started their family, they moved back to Tennessee. Sara and her husband now enjoy a full life with their three beautiful and very active children. Sara enjoys many creative outlets – singing, piano, drawing, drama, and organizing anything. And even though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara's great love of the written word continued to draw her to write. She has always been an avid reader and, for many years, has been what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write Historical Fiction. Sara has made several trips overseas to the Czech Republic. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Sara is also a member of the ACFW.
How to reach me:
Facebook: Sara R. Turnquist, Author - www.facebook.com/authorsararturnquist
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