When the Whistler Calls by Carla Day Genre: Psychological Suspense
Print Length: 166 pages Publisher: Gator House Publishing Publication Date: August 1, 2019
What if everything you knew about your life turned out to be a lie? And the people who you love and trust the most, aren't who they say they are?Meet Rosie Morgan. After news of her husband's fatal car crash, Rosie learns of his secret life. A life that will put her in the path of a sinister nightmare and The Whistler. As Rosie's dreams of the whistling man become more real, she will stop at nothing to figure out his identity. While searching, a dark doorway opens to her childhood, where more secrets unravel, leaving her questioning who she really is.Will she find out what The Whistler wants before it is too late? Or will her past catch up to her? Who is Rosie Morgan?
Carla was born in Leicestershire in 1970, to parents Barrie and Pamela Day. She moved from place to place, not really settling anywhere for any length of time but collecting life stories along the way, which she would one day pen, on a weather-beaten log in Wales, with her dog by her side.
Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I became interested in writing at the age of thirty, after my son was born, although I've always been a storyteller and daydreamer. It used to get me in trouble at school. When I was a kid, I used to imagine all sorts of crazy things and sketch them and jot them down, not really knowing when I would ever use them. They came in handy when I started writing seriously. I believe I was born to be a writer.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
I love to sit in cafes and listen to conversations and to people watch. It's great research. All kinds of people end up in my stories. Just look out for the woman with a notebook and pen and mischievous look in her eye, when you are at a coffee shop, it could be me. That sounds weird writing it down!
Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I once got caught having a pee behind a bush at a music festival as a double decker bus went by full of party goers shouting…well, you can imagine.
What are some of your pet peeves?
I hate when people in literary circles tell you to try emulate another writer to get noticed. I think my voice is unique enough. I wouldn't want to emulate anyone else. In fact, I try not to read the genre I write too much for fear of adapting a style that's not mine.
Where were you born/grew up at?
Leicestershire, in a village with its own castle. I had a magical childhood.
. If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Cuddling my son.
Who is your hero and why?
My son. He's everything I dreamed he would be.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
I'd be a terrible ruler, I'm too much of a free spirit, the world would be in chaos. I hate rules.
What are you passionate about these days?
Animal welfare. I love animals, I'd like a farm one day with a pig and a goat and a few chickens.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Drink red wine, hike hills and mountains and walk the beach with my girl dog, collecting sea things. And of course, read…
How to find time to write as a parent?
I write at odd times.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Quirky, Caring. Creative. Adventurous and loving.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
At the age of 9
Do you have a favorite movie?
I have no favourites of anything. There's too much of everything theses days to pick just one. Life's full of wonder.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
When The Whistler Calls
And Colours of Her Rainbow.( Out soon…)
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I'm always on a pilgrimage. Usually on top of a mountain.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Most definitely a Peacock.
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