Monday 6 May 2019

Join me in conversation with #HistoricalFiction author, Terry Lynn Thomas. Be in with the chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway @TLThomasBooks @hfvbt

Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tours Presents…

The Silent Woman
By Terry Lynn Thomas

Would you sell your secrets?
Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming. She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans.
Soon Catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her.
Can she clear her name before it’s too late?

A conversation with Terry Lynn Thomas

Welcome to Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots… Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hello. Although I am living in Mississippi now, I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. I have a passion for mysteries and write The Sarah Bennett Mysteries, along with the Cat Carlisle Mysteries. Both of these series take place in the 1940s. I write mysteries which feature strong irreverent female protagonists who walk to the beat of their own drummer.

What inspired you to write The Silent Woman?

The Cat Carlisle Series takes place in England. After writing three books about Sarah Bennett – a misunderstood medium in love with a spy – I wanted to write a more sophisticated heroine, who was willful and passionate about helping others. As I dove into my research, it became important for me to showcase the social obstacles that women faced, especially if they wanted to be independent. World War II is fascinating to me, mostly because of the amazing sacrifices made by ordinary people. My hope is that people who read the Cat Carlisle series will come away with a better understand of what it felt like to live during this time period.

Your book sounds amazing. What were the challenges you faced in researching this period of history?

Lucky for me, there is a cornucopia of research material available online at this time. To prepare myself, I read novels and diaries set in the time period of my story and dive into the online archives. (I quickly became engrossed in cabinet minutes!) The challenge is marrying that knowledge into my story with a light hand. I don’t want to bore my readers with an info dump! 

Can you tell us three things that set your novels apart?

Although my books are historical by virtue of their time period, the predominant story arc is a mystery told in the classic golden-age style. My female protagonists will always save themselves, thereby showcasing the struggles that all women were subject to during the this particular time in history. Finally, it is important that my books carry an overall thematic component of hope. 

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on the third Cat Carlisle book, which is slated to release at the end of this year. Cat is really coming into her own in this story. She’s tough, strong, and manages to wind up in a heap of trouble.  


During the Blog Tour, we will be giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card! You can enter the competition HERE!
Giveaway Rules
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on May 15th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
 Giveaway is open to US only.
• Only one entry per household.
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• The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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The Silent Woman

Terry Lynn Thomas
TERRY LYNN THOMAS grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, which explains her love of foggy beaches and Gothic mysteries. When her husband promised to buy Terry a horse and the time to write if she moved to Mississippi with him, she jumped at the chance. Although she had written several novels and screenplays prior to 2006, after she relocated to the South she set out to write in earnest and has never looked back.
Terry Lynn writes the Sarah Bennett Mysteries, set on the California coast during the 1940s, which feature a misunderstood medium in love with a spy. The Drowned Woman is a recipient of the IndieBRAG Medallion. She also writes the Cat Carlisle Mysteries, set in Britain during World War II. The first book in this series, The Silent Woman, came out in April 2018 and has since become a USA TODAY bestseller. The Family Secret is slated for release in March 2019. When she’s not writing, you can find Terry Lynn riding her horse, walking in the woods with her dogs, or visiting old cemeteries in search of story ideas.
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