Friday, July 5, 2013

Tour Stop | The Twisted Truth by Erin Armstrong

Book Title: The Twisted Truth
Author: Erin Armstrong
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Genre: Urban Fiction
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

How to make your characters believable...

I was very impressed with my characters (not to toot my own horn). When I wrote my book, I wanted to make sure that my characters were real to the readers. If they were too silicone, I knew that I wouldn’t have a good book. I know because I hate reading a book and rolling my eyes because one of the characters did something that was so clearly not real! So what I wanted to do was create a girl next door type of person. Someone who I could picture myself having as a friend because let’s face it, we have all had a book that we hated simply because we couldn’t identify. Like, EVERYONE in your book can’t be filthy rich! I don’t know anyone who is filthy rich! I had to have someone who we normal people could relate to. That’s what we as authors have to understand. Making a character is pretty easy. But making one that is real and believable is really hard. I have stopped reading books for that reason alone. Develop your characters. Sit down and write everything about them. Right down to what they like to eat and how they like to dress. And when you HAVE to have the dreaded character who everyone HAS to hate, you have to develop them just the same. They have to be a believably horrible person. Not over the top (well in my opinion anyway). That’s all I can really say, work on developing your characters and they will be more real to your readers.


Michelle Marshall is a strong independent woman with a lot of baggage. Raped right before the start of her senior year of college, Michelle grows to be a caring, single mother to her daughter. Things begin to look pretty grim when the Charity House, the women's shelter she founded, is on the brink of having to close its doors. That is, until Tyler Austin, a mysterious and handsome stranger comes into the picture. Helping Michelle resuscitate the Charity House, Ty also helps her learn to trust, love and feel what she hasn't in years. Not everything is quite as perfect as Michelle would like though, as occasional hints lead her to believe something is not quite right. Her suspicions are confirmed when even more frightening developments occur and start to become...deadly.

Erin Armstrong graduated from Franklin High School. She currently works for Easter Seals NJ where she assists families with children who are disabled. She has been with the company for three years. With Easter Seals, her goal is to always live by their slogan which is to enable individuals with disabilities of special needs and their families to live, learn, work and play in their communities with equality, dignity, and independence.

There is no greater reward to her than being able to make a difference in these families lives.

At an early age she knew that she wanted to be a writer. Some of her first stories she wrote when she was only ten years old. It wasn’t always easy for her and she struggled to find her niche. She has written several short stories but never published any of them. Eventually she was able to sit down and write down all of her ideas and was finally able to make her dream a reality.

Erin lives at home with husband of five years and her two boys Davien and Cameron. She enjoys spending time with them and watching them grow every day.

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