Monday, January 5, 2015

Tour Kick Off - Tranquility by @lauriegardiner

Women's Fiction  

Date Published: December 2014

Tranquility belies its name. Behind the nursing home's serene exterior hides a sinister secret.
Soon after transferring to Tranquility's dementia unit, support worker Sarah Scott suspects a co-worker of abuse. Doing the right thing could mean losing her job, and unemployment is not an option for the young, single mom.
Meanwhile, Sarah questions whether her newest resident, Edie, belongs in the locked unit. The feisty, Scottish woman certainly doesn't act as though she has dementia. Sarah is determined to have Edie released, but her plans are thwarted when Edie risks her own freedom to help find the proof needed to stop the abuse.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? Definitely! It’s a goal I’m working toward.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process? Getting started.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?  I had a few beta readers who gave me some great advice and critiques.

#4 – What is next for your writing?  I’m working on my second novel and finishing up the last couple courses in a Creative Writing program.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?  I love reading and read a variety of genres depending on my mood. Right now, I’m reading Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:  Soon after transferring to Tranquility’s dementia unit, Sarah discovers a sinister secret. Will doing the right thing mean losing her job?

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPod

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?  Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?  I like both, depends what it’s with.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Again both, depends on my mood.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?  Nicolas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?  Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text?  Call

#8 – Public School or Home School?  Public

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  Hot chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?  Paperback, though I read both.

Laurie grew up on a farm in a small Northern Ontario community in Canada. She left home at seventeen to experience life in the city and now lives in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband of twenty-seven years.
Raising three kids, teaching fitness and operating a home daycare left little time for writing, but she did have some poetry published in various anthologies over the years. In 1997, her short story “Til Death Do Us Part” placed first in the Cambridge Writers Collective anthology.
At the age of forty, Laurie went back to school and began a new career as a personal support worker. Though she ended up working in homecare, it was a placement in the dementia unit of a long-term care facility that inspired her to write her first novel, Tranquility.
Laurie is currently enrolled in the Creative Writing Program through the local community college and is working on her second novel.
Twitter: @lauriegardiner

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