August 5, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
Book Spotlight – False Confession by Sylvie Grayson #BookSpotlight #AuthorInterview
False Confession by Sylvie Grayson
Did Glory fall for the wrong man, or is someone lying?
Music teacher Glory has given up on men, with good reason. Then she meets the handsome lead guitar player in the band she has just joined.
Alex, body builder and construction foreman, is determinedly single because he’s given up on women. But that’s before he meets the keyboard player who just joined his brother’s rock band. Suddenly his interest is revived and he goes on a crusade to gain Glory’s attention.
But when Alex disappears and the police claim they have a confession giving damning evidence against him, Glory has to make a decision. Can she trust the man she’s fallen for, or has she been fooled into believing a lie?
What reviewers say about Sylvie Grayson’s books –
Hooked. I loved the story and characters, they were all rich and well developed. Could not put this book down and must say, I am now a fan…
I really enjoyed this book. It is well written with a strong female main character and a beautiful storyline with hardship and pain as well as love. I found it hard to put down and read it in one sitting. Looking forward to reading more of her work…
Author Interview with Sylvie Grayson
Hi Valerie, Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I’m thrilled to be here.
I am from in British Columbia, Canada. We moved around the province quite a bit when I was young, from Duncan to the North Peace River, the Kootenays and now I’ve returned to Victoria, and love it here.
I’m a wife, mother and now a grandmother. I travelled a bit, spent a year in Japan, then returned to University for a degree in sociology and another in law. I have had a lot of different jobs, but have been self-employed most of my adult life. I ran nightclubs, worked in an autobody shop, also for government. I practiced law and worked as a consultant, then a lumber store manager.
Every one of those jobs taught me something. The people I met enriched my life and added to my knowledge. When I write, I draw on all that and find myself putting it to good use in my characters and their stories.
When did you decide you were a writer?
I wrote as a child, ‘published’ newspapers and stories with my sister. I have written novels for about ten years, but always worked as well. It was when I cut back to part time work that I had the leisure to look at publishing. Then I needed to learn more about the industry. I joined RWA, formed a critique group that has helped tremendously. Everyone has been so generous with sharing their expertise and knowledge.
How did you come up with the idea for your book?
False Confession is about two people who have given up on love. Alex is a body builder and a construction foreman, who plays in his younger brother’s band. When his brother gets a girl to join the rock group, he’s angry at first, but then he gets to know her. Glory had her own girl band in high school, and went on to study and become a music teacher. She is delighted to be back playing again. Then the band is invited to a wedding dance in northern British Columbia.
I spent some years in the north, and had great fun putting my knowledge about the snow, the blizzards, log houses and the resilience of isolated communities to good use.
Tell us your latest news?
False Confession was just released. It is my sixth contemporary romantic suspense. I love this genre, it is great fun to write and I also read it a lot. And I have a sci-fi series, The Last War. Book Four, Weapon of Tyrants was released earlier this year. These stories are more sci-fi/fantasy, which is an entirely new genre for me. But I loved the freedom of writing where I could create whatever world I felt like. It was great fun and a wonderful process.
Who designed the covers for your books?
Steven Novak has designed them so far. He’s wonderful to work with and very creative and patient. I couldn’t ask for a better designer. He can be reached at email@example.com
Do you ever get writer’s block?
Funny you should ask. I’ve just gone through a series of days where the edits were done for False Confession, the cover was completed and it was ready for release. Usually I have another story just hovering to get going. But this time, there was no such thing. I was tired after the push to finish and I found I didn’t feel inspired to write. It was even a bit frightening. What if I had lost my drive to get a story out? But the last few days, here I go again. The germ of an idea was there and I found with a bit of adjustment and rethinking of the plot, I’ve just written the first couple of chapters. I guess it’s okay to take a break now and then.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I still work a day or two every week. I spend time with my kids when I can. I like to walk or ride my bike just to get outside for some fresh air and the chance to recharge. I have a rather big garden, and that takes a lot of time in the spring and summer. My tomatoes this year have gone crazy, and stand about 5 feet high. I’ve never seen that before. 😊
I also do a bit of travelling. Our last trip was to Florida, then a trans-Atlantic cruise touching in the Madeiros Islands and on to Spain and Portugal. It was a lovely time, such beautiful cultures, people and sites.
What is your next project?
My next project is Prince of Jiran, The Last War: Book Five. I find I alternate between the contemporary and the sci fi. It keeps me interested, and nothing is routine under this ‘system’. In Book Five, I move on from the country of Khandarken to explore the neighbouring tribal lands of Jiran across the mountains. So much fun to write!
To learn more, visit Sylvie’s website at www.sylviegrayson.com and you can find her on Facebook.
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