Interview with Cheryl Elaine…..
For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?
I’m a mother of three, with a passion for crime and horror books, the darker the better. My novel No Ordinary Girl is a graphic fast paced story with a dark twist.
Where did/do you get your ideas from?
It just happened.
Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone you know?
All the characters are fictional with the exception of Lola, my little dog whom in my novel likes to munch on inappropriate body parts.
How do you pick your characters names?
I visualise the story and the characters in my head, and I guess with that I put a name to the face.
Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?
Unorganised if that helps, ha-ha. I write and edit until I am happy with the finished product, and then wait for my editor to get back to me.
Who are your top 5 favourite authors?
James Herbert, Stephen King, James Patterson, Richard Laymon and Lee child.
If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask?
Stephen King and I would ask that once he has retired, would he lend me his mind.
Were you a big reader as a child?
Yes, I remember being in bed with a torch under the blankets reading my mother’s hand me downs.
When did you start to write?
I’ve always been a writer, since my first instalment in a diary many years ago.
If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?
Instead of The End, to be continued, ha-ha
Is there a book you wish you had written?
James Herbert – The Magic Cottage
If you wrote an autobiography, what would your title be?
Confessions of the unpredictable.
If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?
Hannibal Lecter probably to my mother in laws, shush don’t tell her.
What are you working on right now?
A new crime thriller with a dark twist.
Do you have a new release due?
Hopefully march 2018
What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?
Party with my mates and after a few vodka & cokes, dance on the tables.
How can readers keep in touch with you?
Website www.cherylelaine.co.uk facebook , twitter @CherylElaine15 instagram cherylelaine15
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
You can purchase my novel on amazon. Thank you for your questions, it’s been great!
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, Cheryl 🙂
No Ordinary Girl
What started out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turned into a nightmare. Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters – the worst creatures mankind has ever produced – she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a single sound.
The game-keepers force everyone to play. They deliver torment and pain in equal measure. Every hunter has their own agenda and reasons to maim and torture.
Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him. Can he stop the vile sadists before they damage more young girls, as well as his own daughter?
Aimee’s ordeal within the compound brings her to the conclusion that she’s no ordinary girl. But can she hang onto her sanity long enough to escape? And will she find a different way to play?
This crime thriller will keep you riveted. It’s no ordinary story.
Please note: contains graphic content.
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Cheryl Elaine was born in Germany but moved to Northern Ireland as a young child. She then moved to Yorkshire where she spent most of her childhood and this is where she currently resides with her husband and 3 daughters.
Cheryl Elaine is an avid reader and enjoys watching horror movies – the more gruesome the better! She enjoys travelling and socialising but also loves spending time at home with her family and her ever expanding menagerie which currently includes 2 dogs, a budgie, 2 fish and a rat called Rocky!
Website – http://www.cherylelaine.co.uk
Twitter – @CherylElaine15
Insta – cherylelaine15
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