Collingsworth, seventeen and deeply in love, expects to marry her
hero and live in wedded bliss forever after. Instead, with the ink
barely dry on the marriage lines, Lord Robert Laningham is called
away to Spain and the war. With a heavy heart, she sends her husband
off with a kiss and a prayer for his safe return.
alone in her new role of Lady Laningham, she faces a series of
terrifying events, shadowy intruders, missing jewelry, and mysterious
footfalls in the night. Added to her alarms, she must fight her
hostile sister-in-law for the reins of her husband’s
Lord Robert Laningham returns, can she convince him danger stalks the
halls of the ancient mansion? In his wounded state, will he listen,
or must she protect her child, her recovering husband, and her
household by herself?
write historical romance fiction novels set in the 1800s forward with
a twist of suspense. All of my characters and stories that are
portrayed in my books are fictitious. I am a native of Texas, but I
have traveled through out America and beyond. As a dreamer, I love to
visit new places where I can imagine a heroine meeting a hero in a
special way. I’m an avid reader of (all sorts) and I love to
married my high school sweat-heart and after having raised three sons
plus one daughter, our love for each other remains unshaken. Now we
enjoy our eight grandchildren. We can send them home, but we’re
always happy for their return.
of my family activities, I sing with the Silver Belles at my church
and hate to miss even one practice. The local chapter of RWA is also
at the top of my list of pleasures. It keeps me grounded with craft
and connected with other writers.
of all, I enjoy going fishing with my husband. Give me a pole and
leave me alone to bask in the sun, listening to water gurgle along
the riverbanks while allowing my mind to float away to some distance
place. Ah! Perfect.
fragile everything had been. People walked through life everyday
taking it all for granted, their cars, their cell phones, their
lattes, their dramatic social issues and their medical problems.â€
started her day at her home in the mountains just like any other.
There was nothing unusual about making the familiar drive down to
Sacramento to go to work. Then in a flash Mother Nature decided it
was time to create a new landscape. Follow the journey of a dynamic
young woman, mother and wife, Erika, as she is thrust into a world
turned upside down by a series of natural disasters. Alone in a
mutilated city, she must navigate the path home, back to her family.
Not knowing if they are alive or dead, Erika calls upon all of her
survival instincts to traverse this broken environment. Will she make
it home? Will her family still be alive? What will Mother Nature dish
thought I was entering a brave new world of freedom but I walked
right into the arms of soldiers I thought were there to protect me…
They told us we were going to live at this â€˜happyâ€™ camp where we
would be cared for until the country was stabilized.â€
thought America would let freedom reign forever but nine years after
the Great Quake the reaction by the American Government was quite
different. The Day after Disaster brought hardships to the world. The
American citizens fought valiantly to bring back some sense of
normalcy in a world that was shaken to bits. Many people were left
landless and those still in possession of land had many obligation to
fulfill for the citizens left fighting for their lives. Erika and her
family are just another group left landless and forced to find their
way in this new government construct. They are caught between a
yearning for the freedoms they used to take for granted and a will to
fit in and excel in this new landscape. However, Mother Nature will
always have the last word and she isnâ€™t done yet.
just hope I…Have the spirit to go on fighting. Have the power to
take on forces that are so much bigger than me.”
On the run, Erika, her
husband, Vince, and their children flee the government forces in
search of a new life. The Great Quake ten years ago left the United
States devastated. FEMA camps sprouted up in Regional Districts to
control the chaos and separate the landowners from the refugees.
Erika and her family spent nine years as refugees in the camp before
they found out that Vince’s parents were still alive and they were
searching for them. The Las Vegas FEMA Director, realizing his
mistake, attempted to have the family eliminated to save his career.
Vince and Erika take their family’s future into their own hands and
flee the camp in a cross country action packed adventure. Will they
find Vince’s parents? Will society accept them again? Can they accept
this new government system?
come to realize that staying true to your values and loyal to the
people you love can make you into a legendâ€¦We must fight the hatred
and fear that is crippling the spirit of our country.â€
Unsure of the loyalty
of her mentor, Erika and Vince take drastic measures to ensure the
safety of their loved ones. After trying to merge back into an
American society severely altered by the repercussions of the first
Great Quake ten years before, Erika and Vince are unsure whom to
trust. Time has spread the people they love out across the country
and another Great Quake is imminent. One thing is for sure: they will
not let their loved ones be annihilated by disaster. As the Federal
Government takes steps to eliminate any signs of resistance among its
citizens, Erika and Vince seek refuge in the free south where they
can find help to rescue their friends and family from the Las Vegas
FEMA camp. Can they make it in time? Are their loved ones still
alive? Who is loyal to a freedom that was once provided under the
Â â€œI wanted to give
up so many times. Take my family and find a hole to crawl into, but I
believe in a country that once stood for something beautiful. A
supreme message that gave all its citizens equal rights to exist.â€
As the Earth continues
to unleash a series of natural disasters at the surviving
inhabitants, Erika finds herself hiding from the federal forces
aiming to eliminate her. Rapidly trying to adjust to new
circumstances, the refugees from the Earthâ€™s fury spread out into
new geographic regions, searching for someplace safe to live. The
Federal Governmentâ€™s grip on its lands tightens, as food becomes
scarce and overpopulation intensifies. Fighting for control of the
West, the world is turned upside down as the unthinkable happens to
the planet and Erikaâ€™s family. Is this the end of life as they know
it? Who will survive to continue the fight for the freedom of the
Sara F. Hathaway is an individual with an insatiable urge for
learning. She grew up in the woods of Michigan, fishing, hunting,
gardening, canning, and horseback- riding with her family. She loved
to learn about the stories of times past from her great-grandparents
and grandparents. After moving to the rural mountain landscape of
California, she attended the California State University of
Sacramento and graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree in General
Business Management. She managed many businesses, all while working
on the manuscript for her first novel, Day After Disaster.
Eventually, she realized that her passion for the outdoors and
learning about survival techniques outweighed her passion for the
business world. Sara still lives in Northern California with her
husband and two sons, where she is at work on the next installment of
The Changing Earth series.
Silver Dagger Book Tours is now 2
years old this month!
Believe it or not, Silver Dagger Book
Tours was created and is mainly operated by just one person!
I used to be just an internet crawler
looking for new books and giveaways and stumbled upon book tours.
After indulging in many dozens of tours, I decided I’d like to try my
hand at blogging in my spare time (with absolutely no blogging
experience at all!) I was a book blogger for several companies (and
still am) and stuck with it for over 3 years. In that time, I learned
all the ropes and became a pretty efficient blogger, but there was
still something missing- I wanted to make my posts stand out a bit!
So, I started creating small graphics like â€œabout the bookâ€ and
the other standard graphics that you see in all my tours nowadays and
started jazzing my posts up.
I became pregnant with my second child
in the fall of 2015 and me and my hubby decided to try to purchase
our first home finally, so I quit my waitressing job to pack up
everything for the move and never looked back!
It took several months of trying to get
the ball rolling and was quite difficult at first to get authors to
tour with me. Thus, I had an idea to let everybody pay what they can
comfortably afford instead of set rates as I thought what some other
companies charged were just outrageous!
Since then, I have done over 1000 tours
and worked with hundreds of amazing authors â€“ many who come back
for repeat tours! I have 2-3 tours kick off every weekday with
occasional tours on the weekends and EVERY tour is required to have a
giveaway so readers can gain a little something and have fun while
they enjoy learning about new books.
I have an absolutely amazing group of
bloggers that share my tours on their sites and really couldn’t have
gotten this far without their continued support and would like to
thank each and every one of them! Ya’ll are amazing! I also have two
assistants that help me check links and keep up with blogger activity
â€“ Janet, who’s been with me over a year, and Laurie, who is a new
addition. Ya’ll ladies are spectacular and I couldn’t do it without
Absolutely everything else is
completely run solely by me though and I really enjoy organizing
tours and helping new authors get discovered. I don’t discriminate
and host ALL fictional genres in ALL age ranges as me and my bloggers
have a broad range of readers that enjoy many different genres.
After two years of astronomical tours,
I am going stronger than ever now and growing on a daily basis with
plans to continue hosting tours for many many years!
If you are an author interested in
booking a tour with me, you can see a general FAQ page and booking HERE!
If you are a blogger interested in
joining some of my tours, you can see my current sign ups HERE!
A third generation local of the
historic town of Fredericksburg, TX, I was born and raised among the
rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country where the beauty of the
landscape is breathtaking and town isÂ famous for the Main Street historic
shopping district, the best peaches in the world, wildflowers and
wine. I really can’t imagine living anywhere else!
A country girl through and through, I
grew up hunting, fishing and digging for Indian artifacts, all the
while enjoying the many rivers and swimming holes around town. I’m a
stay at home mom with three beautiful boys, ages 9, 2, and 1 that
encompass my entire world!
A bookaholic from birth, I have always
had a deep passion for reading and spend many late nights devouring
books into the wee hours of the morning. My â€œrealâ€ book
collection numbers over 3000 books and take up an entire small room
in our house with custom bookshelves built by my husband that I call
my â€œbook caveâ€. I’ve been building this collection since my
childhood and will keep on adding to it for the rest of my life. Of
course, I also have a similar collection of ebooks as well as I
finally went digital a few years ago.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading,
playing with my kids, doing DIY renovation projects with my husband,
cooking, and relaxing on my back porch with a good cup of coffee
while I watch the massive axis deer herd come through the yard.
Christine Clemetson, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in a small beach town in New Jersey where I spent most of my time fishing, crabbing and reading books. Now, I live just a little north of where I grew up. New Jersey has the most beautiful change of seasons and I canâ€™t be very far from the ocean!
Where do you receive your inspiration or ideas for your books?
Ideas seem to come from everywhere. Most of the time, Iâ€™ll see something and start asking the â€œwhat ifâ€ questions. Sometimes, my ideas come from dreams too! Usually when this happens, a small part of my dream will linger in the morning and eventually form into an idea.
Why did you choose to self-publish? Or go with the publisher you are with?
The Insecure Writerâ€™s Support Group (IWSG), a fabulous group for supporting writers, was accepting entries for a new short story anthology with the premise of a ticking clock. I was so intrigued that I wrote a story called Center Lane. Through the anthology, I met the publisher Dancing Lemur Press.
How often do you write?
I work as a Technical Writer full time, so I write toward a word count goal each morning. If I donâ€™t meet the goal, Iâ€™ll go back into the story at night to finish.Â Some days the story is waiting for me and other days the muse takes longer to arrive,Â and I have to work harder to get the words down!
What is the name of your book?
Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime, which contains 11 mysteries by 11 authors. If you love mysteries, youâ€™ll love this anthology!
What genre is it?
Tell us about some of your future projects?
Iâ€™m plottingÂ a new thriller where I still need to determine the setting. I find the setting plays the same role as a character in the book, and it should reflect the story goals.Â This requires a lot of planning and possibly travel â€“ which I love!
What are some of your favorite books?
There are too many to possibly name. Some of my favorite contemporary authors include Karin Slaughter, Lisa Unger and Rick Mofina.
If you could co-write a book with another author, who would it be?
I would love to co-write a book with Stephen King. I think it would be fun to plot a thriller or horror book and explore the different characters with him.
Do you have any advice for others who dream of being an author?
Keep writing and reading as much as you can. Join a writerâ€™s group and attend workshops. Keep learning. And above all, donâ€™t give up! Feel that dream in your gut every time you sit down to write. You got this!