I'm very happy to introduce you to Sheila Hendrix, the author of the new paranormal novel 'The Betrayal'.
I'm hosting today through Nurture Virtual Book Tourz! Scroll down to read the interview with Sheila on her new book, where she gets her inspiration from and what her favourite book was growing up! And don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Heey. Why don’t you introduce yourself first?
Well I’m 46 years old. I’m married and have been with the same man for 16 years so I guess I’ll keep him. LOL! I’m a nurse who works for a psychiatric hospital. I love to read, write, camp, hike, travel. I always have to have a book with me. I go into withdrawals if I don’t.
Everyone describes a book differently, but how would YOU, as the author, describe ‘The Betrayal’?
The Betrayal is the story of love, honor and sacrifice. It’s how I wish people would act toward each other today. Zack is Matt’s big brother and protector. He would do anything for Matt, even die, as the story will show. The bond between the two in unbreakable and when asked how far Zack would go to save Matt, Zack replies, “As far as I have to.” That’s love.
How did you feel when you finished ‘The Betrayal’?
I feel like I accomplished my dream. All my life I’ve wanted to write but wasn’t sure if I could. When I actually started I was excited but near as excited as I was when the book was finished.
What inspires you to start writing and does a change of inspiration change a storyline?
One of the things that inspired me was the storyline. I like to read stories where people actually care for each other. If each of us would worry more about our fellow man than we do ourselves, the world would be a much better place to live. As far as The Betrayal, I actually had a dream that scared me senseless. Not many things do but that did. When I actually calmed down enough I realized the dream would make a great story. So I wrote it. And yes I do believe that a change inspiration changes a storyline. Before I finished writing The Betrayal, I changed it about a dozen times.
The brother bond between the two main characters is very strong. How did you accomplish this?
I just thought about how it would feel to have someone care about someone else so much, that person is willing to die for the other one. Brothers who have had to take care of themselves is the perfect example. It’s a lot like a mother has for her child. She’d do anything for that child and Zack would do anything for Matt. Are you working on other books and/or do you plan on continuing with writing?
The Betrayal is actually only the first book in a series I’m writing called, The Dark Circle. I’ve began writing the second in the series. It’s called Head Games and is a prequel to The Betrayal.
Finally, what was your favorite book growing up?
I think my favorite book growing up was Charlott’s Web.
And now on to the giveaway!!
You can win an E-Book version of the book 'The Betrayal'!
The giveaway will be open for a couple of days so enter before anyone else does! :P
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