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Monday, August 26, 2013

Author Interview - Cheryl Kaye Tardif

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Tell us a little about CHILDREN OF THE FOG.

My #1 bestselling suspense thriller, CHILDREN OF THE FOG, explores a horrifying dilemma that no parent should ever have to face―a decision that will change her life and that of her son’s. It’s a dilemma that would terrify any parent.

If you were given 10 seconds to make a decision to either let a kidnapper take your son or watch your son die in front of you, which would you choose?

You now have 5 seconds left…

Which character is your favorite and why?

In CHILDREN OF THE FOG, my favorite character is Sadie. She’s a writer of children’s books, a proud mother and a patient wife who has overcome alcoholism. Yet throughout her story, we see her grow in ways that make her shine as a person, a woman and a mother. It is her overwhelming love for her son, Sam, and the guilt she feels after she makes the choice to let a kidnapper take him that has stayed with me long after writing the story. How does one live with a choice like that?

As the author, what surprised you about this story?

I was surprised by the emotion I felt during the last five chapters. I literally held my breath, while typing as fast as possible. I felt an overwhelming sensation of hope, belief in fate and destiny, and love. And then I wept, the last two chapters gripping my heart and leaving me feeling very satisfied and hopeful.

Will there be a sequel?

No. However, my latest thriller, SUBMERGED, does have a cool tie-in to CHILDREN OF THE FOG. The cabin area, the town of Cadomin and one minor character are featured in both. What was fun about creating the tie-ins is that they appear in both books. There is some foreshadowing in CHILDREN OF THE FOG, which alludes to the main character of my new novel, SUBMERGED. They aren’t a series, however my agent at Trident Media has encouraged me to write a third book with a tie-in to SUBMERGED and CHILDREN OF THE FOG. I haven’t started writing it yet, but a plot is brewing.

What was the hardest thing about writing this story?

Writing the last word and saying goodbye to the characters. I will never forget Sadie and Sam.


CHILDREN OF THE FOG is available at Amazon (Kindle ebook and trade paperback), Barnes & Noble (paperback), Createspace (paperback) and other paperback retailers.

Children of the Fog

YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO MAKE A DECISION: Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die. Choose!

Sadie O'Connell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isn't just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. It's the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she can't tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in "little bloody pieces".

When Sadie's unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets into play a series of horrific events that sends her hurtling over the edge. Sadie's descent into alcoholism leads to strange apparitions and a face-to-face encounter with the monster who abducted her son--a man known only as...The Fog.

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Genre - Supernatural Suspense Thriller

Rating – PG13

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