Please help me welcome Jean Mckie-Sutton,
Genre: Fiction; Ethnic Fiction
Publisher: Red Lotus Press
Release Date: June 4, 2012
The lives of Madeline and Sybil become intertwined in heated confrontation by the birth of a child – a child that each claims to have a right to. For one woman, possession of the child represents redemption; for the other, the repetition of generational sin.
The Fruits Of Our Sins chronicles the deeply flawed relationships these women have with their parents, the impact of those relationships on the direction of their lives and ultimately the lives of their children as they attempt to flee from, yet reconcile, the betrayals and abandonment of their youth.
A Typical Day In My Writing Life
It’s hard to write about a typical day in my writing life considering there is really is no ‘typical’
day. I have three kids, two of which are teenagers, a dog, a cat, and a turtle, so there’s always a flurry
of activity. My kids’ friends tend to stop by and hang around for hours at a time, so it’s not just my kids contributing to the household chaos, but their friends as well. When I’m not home maneuvering through all the young people, I’m heading to or from camp, sports practices, music lessons etc. Sometimes I manage to get some down time to write while my family is at the neighborhood pool, but those days are few and far between.
My day starts at 5:00am. While hubby and the kids are asleep I sneak out to the gym for a
quick workout. I arrive back home just before 7:00, and spend about an hour reading and responding to email and updating facebook, twitter or my websites. By now everyone is awake and the house is bustling with activity. If no one needs to be dropped off anywhere (which is rare), I work from 8:00am until about 1:00pm. Five hours of writing may not be enough for most folks but if I try to work longer, I tend to run out of creative energy and ideas. Right now I’m working on two projects. I’m finishing up a collection of short stories, and writing the opening chapter for my second novel. I spend roughly two and a half hours on each project. It’s difficult to write in the midst of so much activity considering I’m one of those people who has to have a quiet place to work in. In order to achieve some measure of peace, I have a colorful collection of ear plugs I use to block out all the noisy chaos.
Early afternoon I take a break to run errands. Later, my husband comes home from work and
we settle around the table for dinner. Once the house is quiet in the evenings, I’m trudging away at the computer again, usually re-writing or editing. I almost never create new material in the evening since I tend to be more alert and creative during the morning hours.
Occasionally, I wake up in the middle of the night for no reason at all. While most folks drink
warm milk or count sheep to fall asleep, I take advantage of this time to write. My middle of the night
insomnia has produced some of my best work. I keep a pen and paper bedside especially for those
In the fall, my schedule becomes more manageable since the kids are back in school. I can finally
ditch the earplugs and write in a quiet space. Already I’m counting down the days ‘till school begins.
Check out the other great stops on this tour…
July 3 – Introduction at VBT Cafe’ Blog
July 6 – Guest Blogging at Wise Words
July 10 – Review & Guest Blogging at The Lucky Ladybug
July 12 – Reviewed & Interviewed at A Book Lover’s Library
July 16 – Interviewed at My World
July 18 – Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews
July 20 – Reviewed at Books, Books, and More Books
July 23 – Reviewed & Guest Blogging at Words I Write Crazy
July 25 – Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
July 27 – Guest Blogging at Reading, Writing, and More
August 3 – Reviewed at The Story of a Girl…
August 7 – Interviewed by Louise James