The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Introducing romance author, Sherry Gloag...

Hi Sherry and welcome to my blog! It's great to have you here today - I'm looking forward to finding out more about you and your latest release, RING OF TRUTH! Let's start with my questions...

1.)          What is your favourite thing about yourself?
First of all, thank you for inviting me here today Rachel.
I found this a hard question to answer, but I’d like to think I am a loyal friend.

2.)          What do you wish you’d known before you started writing?
How much more is involved as a published author other than writing. I love writing, and being published. I find the promotional and publicity side of the game daunting because it is so vast.

3.)          Share a romantic moment in your life.
Oh dear, I’ve gotta laugh here as I can here a certain family member, when they learned I’d written a romance declaring, ‘How did you managed that? You don’t have a romantic bone in your body!’

4.)          Is there one subject you’d never write about as an author? What is it?
Gratuitous ​sex and ​violence.

5.)          Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Read, read, read. And then write, write, write. Join as many writing groups and social sites as you can. Discover the generosity of the writers’ world and the wonderful, generous and inspiring people there. And then don’t give up if times get tough, just keep on writing, writing, writing, and reading, readind, reading.

6.)          If you could be the original author for any book, what would it be? Why?
Pride and Prejudice because it has remained a firm favourite down the centuries. I’d love to think someone would reald my books 200 years from now, Sadly I doubt it will be possible because ‘technology’ will have updated so many times by then, ebook readers in a couple of decades probably wouldn’t be capable of reading booking published today! lol

7.)          What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
I was a real Tom-boy as a child and loved climbing trees. We had a mature, possibly 40-60ft beech tree in our garden, and when I was about seven years old I climbed to the top and waited for my other to come outside. When she did I stood up and waved both hands in the air and called out for her to ‘look where I am.’

8.)          If I came to your house for dinner what would you prepare for me? Why?
In consideration for your gastronomic welfare it would be something simple, like chicken casserole with roast potatoes, and several different veg. Followed by something else equally simple like ice cream and fruit.

Noelle McBride considers her independence is worth more than an eight million pound ruby and diamond ring, a broken promise, and a catalogue of lies. Reed Tanner is out to prove her wrong.
 Short blurb:-
How can one ring become embroiled in a catalogue of lies, theft, broken promises, unrealistic demands and—love?
Noelle McBride vows to walk away from her inheritance when she learns the ring her mother promised would be hers now comes with strings…no, more like chains, attached.
Reed Tanner is within a whisker of recovering the ring stolen from his Grandma until he learns about the conditions that will guarantee its return to his family.


“Noelle.” Sam’s voice cut through her meandering thoughts and she swung round to stare at the sharpness in his tone. “Did your mother tell you she’d changed her will?”
Unease skittered down her spine. “What? Changed the will? No. When did she do that?” The house and money didn’t begin to compensate for the loss of her mother. The wariness in her uncle’s eyes stiffened her spine.
“It’s about the ring.” He spread his hands in front of him.
The image flashed into her mind. “It’ll be yours one day,” her mother promised a week before her sixth birthday. She fancied she could almost smell her perfume. Grief hammered against her chest and threatened to break through.
“It’s yours—”
“I know, she vowed to give it to me ‘when I grew up’.” At the time she accepted the promise without considering the consequences.
Reed stood and leaned over the desk. “It belongs to my grandma. Mrs. McBride has no right to it, so she can’t pass it on; and she’s…” he pointed towards Noelle. “…not entitled to keep it.”
 “—conditionally,” her uncle finished.
Noelle Ignored Reed’s interruption and shook her head in a vain attempt to clear her mind. She’d misheard it, that’s all. “Excuse me? What do you mean ‘conditionally’? Either it comes to me, or it doesn’t. Mum promised it would be mine.” Why on earth was she making such a fuss? She hadn’t thought about it in years. The childish tug of ‘want’ slammed, adding another layer to her grief.
“I always believed it was nothing more than a cheap, coloured glass ring.” She spoke her thoughts aloud.
“Coloured glass—” Reed spluttered. “A cheap ring? It’s worth a bloody fortune.” He shot to his feet again and glowered down at her. “Don’t you realise its worth over eight million British pounds?”
“I said,” she paused. “I always believed it to be… I only learned of its true value a few days ago.” She looked to her uncle for support and found him nodding agreement.
Her uncle’s voice pierced her jumbled thoughts. “Mr. Tanner, I gather you were unaware of your older brother’s existence until Mr. Smithy contacted Ms. Salter, is that so?”
His dark eyes, beneath thick eyebrows added to the raw sexuality emanating from him. Heat clawed up her neck. She swore he saw into the depth of her soul when their eyes met. Right now he fixed his attention on her uncle.

To Buy Links:

Author Bio
Best-selling author Sherry Gloag now lives in the beautiful East Anglian countryside in the UK. She spent her childhood in Scotland before moving to the Midlands of England.

After cutting her writing teeth with contemporary romance, Sherry tried her hand at light paranormal in her 2nd book of The Gasquet Princes series, His Chosen bride. Her next adventure, writing Regency stories, produced her best-selling novel, Vidal's Honor.

When she's not writing, Sherry enjoys walking gardening and her crystal craft work. ""It's bit like writing :-) When you're in the 'zone' everything just flows. It's a great feeling.

My Links:


  1. Rachel, thank you for inviting me here today.

  2. Fun interview! I never would have pegged you as a non-romantic! And I love chicken casserole, so the next time I'm in England I'll have to reserve a day or two to head your way. Loved Ring of Truth - and one never knows, it might still be read in 200 years!