Introducing A Mother's Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe... *GIVEAWAY*

 Hi, Gemma! It's great to have you here today and to be a part of your ongoing tour. I'm looking forward to learning more about you  and your work. Let's start with my questions...

1.)                What did you want to be when you grew up?
All manner of things! Acting was a huge passion and I always daydreamed about being on Coronation Street. Teaching was a more realistic profession and a writer seemed way out there! I´m now a writer and a teacher so two out of three isn’t bad.

2.)                Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
A nice cup of tea is always a winner.

3.)                What genre do you typically read? Why?
I love psychological thrillers because I enjoy twists and things not being quite as they seem. I also enjoy getting into the heads of characters, especially when they are losing control.

4.)                Share a favourite childhood memory.
Boxing Day at my Auntie Kath´s house. All of the family would be there and we´d play the latest Christmas games (Twister and Guess Who springing to mind.) Auntie Kath was the life and soul of the party. Sadly she died five years ago. I dedicated my first novel Trust Me to her.

5.)                Do you have any shameless addictions? ie. Tea, Books, Shoes, Clothes?
None that spring to mind!

6.)                What do you think is the biggest challenge of writing a new book?
I would say it’s difficult to get to grips with the main character(s) as I often start writing from their POV without a solid sense of who they are. I know some writers plan extensively beforehand but I can’t seem to work that way. My characters only seem to lift off the page as I write more, which sometimes means change in direction and heavy revisions later on. I also think mentally it is quite difficult to know the amount of work ahead when first starting a novel.

7.)                Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages a day?
No. I might aim to finish a rough version of a new chapter or to polish an existing chapter but I am pretty lenient with myself. Some days I can write in the thousands and others I’ll only scrape 500 words!

8.)                What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
I´m not sure. A Mother´s Sacrifice (my recently released novel)  really interested me as a story and I realised there was so much more story to tell. Therefore a sequel is something I may consider for the future. However I don’t think I could go into a project knowing it was going to span three or more books as I´d find that pretty daunting.


Gemma Metcalfe is a Manchester born author who now lives in sunny Tenerife with her husband Danny and two crazy rescue dogs Dora and Diego. By day, Gemma can be found working as a Primary school teacher, but as the sun sets, she ditches the glitter and glue and becomes a writer of psychological thrillers. An established drama queen, she admits to having a rather warped imagination, and loves writing original plots with shocking twists. The plot for her debut novel ´Trust Me,´ is loosely based on her experiences as a call centre operative, where she was never quite sure who would answer the phone...

About the author:

A Mother's Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe 

Blurb: God ensured she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her.

The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think…

After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby.

But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear.


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