Interview with Megan Denby, author of A Thistle In The Mist
As a small child I remember sitting on my great-grandmothers lap, mesmerized by the lilt of her Scottish burr as she regaled me with tales of her homeland. Years later, fascinated by the story of her life, I wove bits and pieces of Grandma into the essence of ‘A Thistle in the Mist‘. My story revolves around my spirited and courageous heroine, Meara MacDonald.
What is the story?
Feisty Meara MacDonald lives a charmed life on the mist-enfolded Isle of Skye, dreaming of the day she will wed her heart, the gallant Duncan MacLeod. When sinister family members arrive, Meara’s life spirals out of control as those she loves are taken, one-by-one. Unable to reign in her spirit or her tongue, Meara falls prey to an intricate web of lies and deception and finds herself catapulted from Scotland to Nova Scotia where she is forced to become an indentured servant. Driven by her strength of will, she will fight her way back to the remains of her family; her heart and soul.
Fraught with twists and turns and at times unbearable tragedy, ‘A Thistle in the Mist’ is a powerful story of deception and faith and the healing power of love.
What genre is it?
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love my book.
Introduce us to your cast of characters.
Duncan MacLeod is Meara’s betrothed. He is a well-respected officer of the 42nd regiment in the war against Napoleon. Duncan adores Meara and the tragedy he endured as a child has shaped him into the empathetic man he is.
Robert MacDonald is Meara’s father and laird of Duntulm Castle. When his wife is murdered, Robert is devastated and withdraws from his daughters.
Hannah MacDonald is Meara’s younger sister. Despite her beauty, Hannah lacks Meara’s spirit and her fragile demeanor makes her a target with tragic results.
Deirdre McBain is Meara’s aunt. Her miserable past has turned her into woman bent on revenge. Her thirst for the unattainable has dire consequences for the MacDonald clan.
Rabbie MacLean is the stable lad for Duntulm castle. He is loyal and devoted to his mistress, Meara, and will stand by her no matter what the cost.
How would you like the reader to feel as they read the last word of your book?
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Tell us a bit about yourself.
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