Friday, October 7, 2016

Interview with Sara R Turnquist, THE GENERAL'S WIFE

What are four things you can’t live without?
(I’m assuming you mean other than my family)
My computer (to write), my tablet (to read), my phone (to stay connected), and my husband (to give me feedback and keep me sane)

What is your favorite television show?
Right now, The Big Bang Theory. When I watch TV, it’s to be entertained. And that show makes me laugh.

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Elizabeth (Bennet) Darcy. She has the brains, the fire in her spirit, love, a good man, and money…what more could you want?

What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
This tour is for The General’s Wife, a story set during the Ptolemaic Period, a time with Greeks ruled Egypt. The story follows Ismene, a young woman, who leaves her home and her first love in Athens, Greece for an arranged marriage to Pharaoh Ptolemy II’s highest general. She struggles to find a place in her new home, which seems foreign to her and finds that someone does not wish her to be there and will go to great lengths to ensure she does not stay.

I have another book set to release in the coming months called Hope in Cripple Creek. It is set in Cripple Creek, Colorado in the late 1800s during the last great gold rush to Colorado.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
Michelle Moran, Joanne Bischof, Melanie Dickerson, and, of course, my writing mentor, Hannah Conway

“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.

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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:
Twitter: @sarat1701
Facebook: Sara R. Turnquist, Author -

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