Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A word from Kerry Lonsdale...plus a book giveaway


Photo by Chantelle Hartshorne
We're pleased to welcome Kerry Lonsdale back to CLC today to talk about her latest novel, No More Words, which is the first in a new and exciting series. See what Melissa thought of it here. Kerry has TWO copies for some lucky readers!

Kerry Lonsdale is the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon Charts & #1 Kindle bestselling author of standalone and series-based emotionally charged domestic drama. A mash-up of domestic suspense, family drama, and contemporary romance, her novels straddle genres, and with over twenty-seven foreign language translations, they appeal to a wide, global audience. She lives in Northern California with her husband, teenage son and daughter, and two cats. When Kerry’s not writing, she can be found binge-watching anything with big CGI effects or high drama. She’s a sucker for stories about second chance romance, strong women overcoming odds, and families with dark secrets. (Bio courtesy of Kerry's website.)

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Synopsis:
Forced to choose between abortion or adoption, Olivia Carson’s younger sister, Lily, runs away from home. Sixteen and pregnant, she never returns. But she writes. Once a year, Lily mails a picture of her son, Josh, to Olivia until his thirteenth year. Then it’s Josh himself who arrives at Olivia’s house, alone, terrified, and in possession of a notarized declaration from Lily. It begins, “In the event I go missing…”


Josh has difficulty talking. He can’t read or write, but he’s a prolific artist, exhibiting skill beyond his age. His drawings are as detailed as they are horrific. Olivia soon realizes Josh’s artwork tells a story. There’s more to his arrival and to Lily’s untimely disappearance than it seems. Using the drawings as a road map, Olivia traces Josh’s path back to his mom. Each drawing sheds light on Lily’s past and reveals a darkness that forces Olivia to question everything she thought she knew about her family. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

“Lonsdale is at her best with this multilayered story about three dysfunctional siblings and the secrets they keep. What a ride. I’m still a little breathless. This one was an addictive page-turner—impossible to put down. Fans of domestic suspense will EAT THIS UP.” 
—Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Good Sister and The Mother-in-Law

“Kerry Lonsdale is back and better than ever with this multilayered tale about three siblings torn apart by a series of tragic events. Nuanced and smart, filled with characters with real emotion and depth, No More Words is everything you’ve come to love from the master of domestic drama. A mesmerizing beginning to a new trilogy that will have you one-clicking the next in the series.” —Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Stranger in the Lake

“Full of suspense, romance, and drama, No More Words is a powerful story about what it means to be a family. Emotional and honest, it tells the story of three siblings each dealing with demons from the past. I fell in love with all three Carson children and look forward to the second and third installments of this series. Kerry Lonsdale is a master storyteller of family drama, and this is Lonsdale at her best.” 
—Suzanne Redfearn, #1 Amazon bestselling author of In an Instant


What is something you learned from writing your other novels that you applied to No More Words?
Patience. Because writing is rewriting.

How are you similar to or different from Olivia?
Oh, that’s a tough one. I don’t smoke. We’re probably a little similar in regards to trusting people. It doesn’t come easy.
 
If No More Words were made into a movie, who would you cast in the lead roles?
I’d love to see Jessica Chastain as Olivia. She’s edgy like my character. Jai Courtney would make a good Blaze. Noah Jupe was great in Ford v. Ferrari. He might be too old now, but could have been great as Josh.
 
Which TV series are you currently binge watching?
Mare of Easttown. The first episode had me hooked. I’ve heard great things about this one.
 
What have you learned about yourself during the pandemic?
I was already stuck at home for a year prior to the pandemic recovering from an injury. Having to stay in place for another  year taught me that I get stir crazy very easily. But I found I’m more patient than I realized.
 
If you could switch places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
My daughter, but not in a Freaky Friday-ish way. I always want to know what goes on in my kids’ heads, and what they do when I’m not around. But don’ t we all?

Thanks to Kerry for visiting with us and for sharing her book with our readers.

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19 comments:

Jeanna said...

My parents decided to sell their home after living there for more than 40 years!

Cherisse said...

My sister who is afraid of heights went sky diving!

Padmini Rao said...

My brother went on a rollercoaster recently even though he’s afraid of heights.

traveler said...

Riding a bicycle after many years.

rubynreba said...

My daughter finished her college education in her 30's and got a degree.

Alicia Haney said...

I'm afraid of pools, I don't swim. A couple of years ago, my sister invited to go exercise with her against the current in a pool she goes to and I was brave enough and I got in, and I really enjoyed it. I have also gotten in in my sisters swim spa. Thank you for the chance. aliciabhaney(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I am looking forward to reading this book.

diannekc said...

My parents told us that we couldn't get a cat because they didn't like cats. When my Sister brought a kitten home they wouldn't let her take it with her when she moved out.

Mary C said...

My grandmother taking a vacation that required her to get on an airplane.

Rita Wray said...

My sister was an extra in the movie Dante's Peak starring Pierce Brosnan.

Mary Preston said...

My sister worked on a cruise ship.

Anonymous said...

My 7 and 11 year old grandsons learned to ride there bikes at the same time. Thanks for your great generosity. Linda May

Charlotte Lynn said...

Surprising... my brother marrying a horrible woman he knew from high school even though we, him included, knew it was a bad idea.

Toni Laliberte said...

My older sister hitchhiked from Massachusetts to California, when she was a teenager, with her boyfriend. It was the 70's. Lol.

bn100 said...

nothing

Anita Yancey said...

My father bought a house without telling my mother.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

My mom rode a bike all over Mackinaw Island after her cancer journey. She was in her 70’s and full of life.

Jeanne said...

Decided to take a job outside of the country for a year.

Nancy said...

My husband has run many marathons - I think the total number is 13. 26.2 miles is a long way to run!

Nancy
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