Talkshow Thursday: Welcome Sherrinda Ketchersid!
Sherrinda: I fell in love with Ian, the head guardsman in Lord of Her Heart, my first book, and knew he needed his own forever love. I wanted to have a feisty heroine, so when I read about a lady of a castle commanding her guards and defending the castle while her husband was away, I knew I found something I could use. It is the inspiration for the first scene in the book.
LM: What is it about the medieval time period that draws you to the era?
Sherrinda: I’ve loved the medieval era ever since I was a little girl and my dad read us kids fairytales. He’s an artist and would draw us coloring pages filled with knights and fair ladies. It’s always been a wonderful era to me (I confess to glossing over the more yucky parts.).
LM: The opening scene in the book is based on a real event. How did you find out about the event and why did you decide to include it in the story?
Sherrinda: Originally, I had Ian and his comrade stealing into the castle by digging through some loose
LM: What is one thing you wish you knew how to do? Sherrinda: I wish I knew how to dance! I would love to let loose and have fun at weddings but am too scared to get on the dance floor. LM: What advice do you have for fledgling writers?
Sherrinda: Read a lot and write a lot. I learn so much by reading good books. I also wish I had been more disciplined in my writing earlier, because I would have more books under my belt. I think it was Mary Connealy who had written ten books before she published, and she was able to sell much of her earlier written books.
LM: Here are some quickies:
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite movie: Return to Me (sigh)
Favorite Bible verse: Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”
LM: What is your next project?
LM: Where can folks find you on the web?
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About His to Keep:
When Ian McGowan attempts to claim Whitfield Castle as his rightful inheritance, he finds himself barred by a tempestuous lass who is entailed to be the bride of the castle’s new owner. Claire Beaumont, the orphaned ward of Whitfield, has good reason to hate Scots, and she is not about to let a Scot enter her beloved home. But when the handsome knight steals into the castle and proves his claim on the land, she must face her ultimate nightmare—marriage to her sworn enemy—in order to save those she cares about most. Restoring the failing Whitfield Castle while wooing his defiant intended proves more challenging than Ian anticipated. His struggles reach a crisis when his nemesis arrives at the castle, and he must overcome his past demons to prove his worth. He must fight for what is his to keep—and it could well cost him his heart.
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