Linda Weaver Clarke

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: March 22, 2017

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Hi Linda! It's a pleasure to have you over today. Please tell us about "The Highwayman of Cordovia".

Centuries ago, valiant men and courageous women engaged in daring adventures as they helped their fellow man. In the country of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty, but all is not well. A group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king.

With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?

At what point did you know you wanted to publish a book?

When I realized the story was intriguing and the characters were so real, that was the time I decided to publish it. They were people who fought for the rights of others and I had become part of that world and time period.

Is your home a place of order or chaos?

A place of order or it would be difficult to think clearly.

What genres do you write in and what inspired you to write in these genres?

Historical or Period Romance: Because that time period is intriguing. Even though men and women didn't have equal rights back then, the women knew who they were and stood up for what they believed. They were not wimps, but courageous and had a strong belief in God. My great, great grandmother was feisty. When a large burly man, who was a member of a mob, demanded something she could not give or he would burn her home down, she stomped her foot and said, "Then burn it and be damned." This was a woman to admire and someone who had great faith in God.

How about the gentlemen of that time period? Some were braver than others, depending on their background. But nonetheless, they showed women respect and would correct anyone who did not treat a woman right. Most learned how to use a sword to defend themselves or use a pistol. They would fight a duel if a woman's life was in peril. Some were brave and gallant men and stood up against the tyranny of wicked people. There were those who were like The Scarlet Pimpernel or Robin Hood.

What is our favorite drink?

Apple cider

What is your writing place like?

A desk in my bedroom.

What's next for you as an author?

I have written historical romances, a cozy mystery series, a mystery/suspense series, and now this period romance series. I'm thinking it might be fun to try another series like this one.

It's been great having you over.

Thank you for this interview. I appreciate the opportunity of talking about my new book, which is part of The Rebel Series.