Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Interview with

Sherry Gloag

What inspired you to write Duty Calls?
I’d been away from writing for quite a long time and one day I sat down to ‘have a go’. Being a ‘pantser’ I had no idea what would turn up. I became so involved in my characters I had to complete their story. Eventually, I cut the original opening scene of Duty Calls and replaced it in another mode further into the book.

In a sentence, describe the hero’s character.
Rafe Hawk’s attitude to life is coloured by what he sees as his birth father’s desertion, he has lesson’s to learn and decisions to make. But can he let go of the past enough to move forward?

And the heroine’s?

Trudi has no reason to trust in her past, so when a stranger’s arrival threatens her future can she risk her family with the unknown?

Who controls the story – you or your characters?
The characters – every time, and nearly all the time.

What do you enjoy about writing romance?
Knowing my characters trust me enough to bring their story alive beneath my fingers.

What is the best writing advice you have ever received?
Believe in yourself. And keep your butt on the chair.

How do you like to spend your free time?
Other than my writing, I enjoy gardening, walking, reading and crystal craft work. I can get lost in any and all of those pass-times, and am amazed when I discover how long I’ve spent with them.
When walking I often find my characters have come along too and we thrash out some possible plot options. It does mean I have to constantly keep a wary eye out for other people while I am busy chatting to invisible companions. LOL

Do you have any unfulfilled ambitions you wish to accomplish?
To many to mention, they simply become goals to work towards :-)

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Join Sherry tomorrow for some great excerpts


  1. Thank you Megan for having me here, again, today.:-)

  2. Hi, Sherry--good interview. You mentioned walking--that works for me, too, when I'm having trouble writing a scene or sticking point in the plot. I actually talk to myself out loud while I walk--no one hears me!--and often it works beautifully. Good luck with your new release-Celia

  3. Great to have you here, Sherrry. It's good to learn more about you and Duty Calls looks terrific

  4. Thanks for coming bye Celia. :-) How're doing? I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who appears to talk to herself when out for a solitary walk!
    Thanks for your good wishes.