I am pleased to participate in the Book Tour hosted by Orangeberry Book Tours for Lisa Regan's Finding Claire Fletcher.
Lisa Regan is a suspense novelist. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime and Pennwriters. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Her first novel, Finding Claire Fletcher was recently nominated for the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards in three categories: Best Novel, Best Thriller and Best Heroine for Claire Fletcher.
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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Lisa!
Lisa has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Finding Claire Fletcher
By Lisa Regan
1. It has striking similarities to the recent Cleveland case where Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight escaped their captor after 10 years.
2. I actually wrote it years before children like Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Lee Dugard and Shawn Hornbeck were recovered.
3. The first draft was twice as long as the final published book.
4. It was inspired by my lifelong obsession with the Jacob Wetterling case.
5. I wrote the first 65 pages in one sitting from a line that popped into my head: “First time in a bar?”
6. Although this is the first of my novels to be published, it is actually the 5th novel I’ve written in my life.
7. The Claire chapters are virtually unchanged from the first draft of the book.
8. Many of the scenes were first written on scrap paper while on my break at work–while working as a Certified Nurse Assistant.
9. It took me 2 years to write it; 4 and a half years to find an agent and almost 2 years to find a publisher for it.
10. When I finished the first draft, e-books didn’t even exist yet.
One lucky winner will win a digital copy of Lisa's Psychological Thriller/Crime Novel, Finding Claire Fletcher!
TITLE: Finding Claire Fletcher
AUTHOR: Lisa Regan
PUBLISHER: Sapphire Star Publishing
PUBLICATION DATE: December 2, 2012
FORMAT: Kindle Edition, 430 pages
GENRE: Psychological Thriller/Crime
Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home where Claire’s siblings inform Connor that their fifteen-year-old sister was abducted from a city street ten years ago and is presumed dead.
During those ten years, Claire endured the cruel torture and depravity of the man who abducted her. Paralyzed by fear and too ashamed to return to her family, Claire is resigned to her life as Lynn, the identity her abductor forced upon her. Every time she attempts escape or betrays him in the smallest way, someone dies. Even now, her clandestine run-in with Connor Parks may have put his life at risk, as well as the lives of her family.
Connor is convinced that not only is Claire Fletcher alive, but that she is also the woman he met at the bar. Driven to see her again, he begins his own investigation, off the clock and without the police department's consent. He is determined to find her and unravel the mystery of her abduction and odd reemergence. But finding Claire Fletcher proves more dangerous than he anticipates. In fact, it may be deadly.
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