A little while ago I joined the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and I’m excited to let you know about a book on ‘ACRBA tour’ by one of our authors. Her name is Jeanette Grant-Thomson and her book is titled Mirage and printed by Ark House Press.
As soon as I heard about Jeanette’s book I contacted her and asked her if she would be happy to tell us a little bit more about the book and what inspired her to write Mirage. The following is what Jeanette shared with me.
Interview with Author
ME: Hi Jeanette, what inspired you to write a book such as Mirage?
JEANETTE: When someone you know goes away, even dies, you sometimes think you see her or him in a crowd. Of course, you realise it’s someone else. But one day I thought: what if it really were the person? Someone presumed dead? then I mused on how this might happen.
Having interviewed a lovely, intelligent lady who’d been in a cult, and also having prayed for another friend’s daughter, who had been ensnared by a cult – for her to get out! – I realised this was one way someone could disappear. I was also deeply moved by the story the ex-cult lady told me.
ME: How long did it take you to write this story from start to finish?
JEANETTE: It took me a couple of years to write. I did a bit of rewriting.
ME: Which age group would enjoy reading this book?JEANETTE: Women of all ages have told me they love Mirage. It is women’s fiction, or for YA women.
About the Book
Miraim is desperate. Her mind is a fog of drug-induced forgetfulness. She has forgotten her past, her family, even who she is. But who is the disturbingly familiar girl in the shopping centre?
Enmeshed in Soleternity, a cult in the Queensland outback, Miriam is pregnant. She believes her future – and that of her baby – lies with the cult.
Bronwyn is determined to rescue Miriam. She has not bargained on falling in love with the journalist helping her.
Away from Soleternity, Miriam faces conflicts. Sol . . .Soleternity . . .and now Anna and Christianity. How can she know the truth? Who is to be trusted?
For the next two weeks the book will be available from the author at a discount for $20 only and this includes postage in Australia. Contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your copy.
Also check out Jeanette latest release ‘Lantern Light,’ at her Facebook page Jeanette Grant Thomson.
About the Author
Jeanette Grant-Thomson has been writing since she was a child, having short pieces published. Her first book was Jodie’s Story (Anzea 1991 and two later editions), followed by two more biographies and two novels. She is a teacher and a writer, living in Redlands.