Today’s Spotlight is on Gerri Brousseau, author of To Kill a Monarch:
Why do you write?
Gerri: I write because I love to. I’ve been writing my entire life and can’t imagine what life would be like if I didn’t.
What’s your favorite genre?
Gerri: Historical romance. I love to read it, so naturally that was what I was drawn to as a writer.
To be successful as an author, what do you see as the main goal?
Gerri: My main goal right now is to keep writing.
What inspires you and how do you channel it when you need inspiration?
Gerri: I am inspired by many things. It could be a song, a commercial, or even a dream. Once I have the idea and have done the research, I will sit down and allow my characters to tell me their story. I simply become the transcriptionist.
What advice can you give to aspiring authors?
Gerri: Forget about trends. Write what you love, write from your heart, write every day, and never, never, never give up.
What advice would you give to the youth of today (not just authors)?
Gerri: You have a seed of greatness inside you. Find it, nurture it, and most of all, believe in yourself.
Tell us about your book:
Whispers in dark allies say Napoleon’s best assassin, The Falcon, has been sent to London to kill the Monarch. The problem – The Falcon’s identity is known only to the French Emperor. Sir Walter Tinsdale’s new partner, Philip Hamilton, arrives to discover their mission is to find the elusive bird of prey before he strikes. But their nemesis is like a phantom and always one step ahead of them. Enter the lovely Miss Charlotte Winston, the object of Sir Tinsdale’s affections, as well as those of Philip Hamilton. Unlikely alliances, deception, murder, and suicide will keep you turning the pages until the identity of The Falcon is finally revealed. With all the seduction and action of a James Bond movie, To Kill a Monarch is like 007 in 1811.
Would your readers like a little excerpt? How about meeting the Falcon?
The Falcon donned the black leather pants and tall black boots always worn on every mission. This mission was special, but weren’t they all? Napoleon was counting on The Falcon’s keen abilities to rid France of The Prince Regent, who had become an increasingly large thorn in his side. Failure was not an option, but The Falcon never failed.
Mounting the dark horse, The Falcon silently road along the back streets that led out of town and headed toward the alternate road to Brighton.
What would you like people to know about you?
Gerri was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut. She attended Central Connecticut State One night after a strange dream about a dream catcher, she was inspired to write According To Legend. Most of the novel was written while she commuted on the train. Since that time, Gerri has also written A Pirate’s Ransom and To Kill a Monarch. She has signed with Soul Mate Publishing.
To Kill a Monarch e-book release date- August 21, 2013 by Soul Mate Publishing. It is available on Amazon for your Kindle and Barnes and Noble. To Kill a Monarch will be available in print in spring of 2014.
In 2012 Gerri served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America and is also a member of Romance Writers of America as well as Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.
If your readers would like to get in touch with me, here is my info:
All my contact information is on my website www.gerribrousseau.com
You can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/gerri.brousseau.5
Thank you for inviting me. It was so much fun sharing with your readers. If your fans would like to purchase my little caper tale, here are the links?