Welcome to Gina’s World of Good!
This week it is really a joy to welcome author Linda Weaver Clarke to Gina's World of Good. Linda will be chatting with us about writing and especially giving us the scoop on her wonderful new release, a sweet romance titled THE REBELS OF CORDOVIA. Anyone who comments this week will receive a FREE e-book of this novel. Yes, you read that correctly - anyone who comments receives a free e-copy of THE REBELS OF CORDOVIA. How generous and exciting. Welcome, Linda!
Tell us, please, Linda - as an author, what makes a book great in your eyes?
My children and I list books as first timers and second timers. If it’s a good book but I only read it once, then it’s a first timer. If a book can be read more than once, then it’s a second timer. What makes it a second timer? If a book touches my heart, makes me laugh, makes me sigh, and maybe weep a little, then that book will be read more than once. If I’ve gotten it from the library, then I usually buy it.
Tell us a little about your book, The Rebels of Cordovia.
The Rebels of Cordovia is a “sweet romance” set in the 1700s. Centuries after the legendary Robin Hood, a group of men and women find themselves fighting for the same cause: for their rights, for freedom of speech, and equality. Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In the small country of Cordovia, small groups of rebels begin springing up, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king.
In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?
Let’s talk about the book you’d like to promote today. How did you come up with the title?
My characters are rebels, fighting for liberty in a small country called Cordovia. They chose not to put up with the tyranny of a wicked king. So they decided to put together their own little group of rebels. Thus: The Rebels of Cordovia!
What was the inspiration behind this story?
My story was inspired because of the importance of freedom in our country. America had to fight for her liberty. The patriots fought valiantly for what was most valuable to them: freedom of choice, for their rights as individuals, and to worship according to the dictates of their own heart. The patriots fought with every fiber of strength they had, both bond and free, for what we enjoy today. This was my inspiration.
What was your first reaction when you got a glimpse of your cover art?
I actually said out loud, as I looked at it on my computer: “Oh my gosh! I love it! I really love it!” Then I called my husband in to look at it and he loved it, too. The arrow stuck in the tree trunk was so perfect, because that represented my book exactly.
Where can we read an excerpt of this book?
Visit my website at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/rebels.html and you can read the first chapter of this book. Happy Reading!
Name two things readers would be surprised to know about you.
First thing: I fly all over the U.S., teaching people how to write their family history or their own autobiography. I believe it’s very important to teach our children their heritage. We are the people we are because of our ancestors. It’s up to us to write these experiences down. Our children need to be proud of their ancestors. To learn more about what I teach and read sample stories of my ancestors, you can visit my website at www.lindaweaverclarke.com.
Second thing: I have six daughters and no sons. It’s quite a mad house at Thanksgiving when we all get together. Three of my daughters are married now, so I have five grandchildren to add to the wonderful chaos.
Thanks for spending a bit of time with Gina’s World of Good! Best wishes for your continued success. Where can readers find you on the Web?
World of Make Believe: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com
A Family Friendly Blog: http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com
Author of Sweet Romance and Mystery: http://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com