The Confession of Tobias Tucker by Sherri Stone

Sherri's pictureGood morning, readers. Today, we’re excited to welcome Sherri Stone, author of The Confession of Tobias Tucker.

Hello, Sherri. Here’s your first question.

Do you have any interesting writing rituals?

Well you can chalk this up to just the tiniest little bit of OCD, but I have a hard time writing if my work area is messy, so I will usually straighten and organize just on and around my desk before I can focus on writing. It’s a double-edged sword, though. While it keeps my office organized and neat, it can also become an excuse for not writing. A more fun thing for me is that I keep a small drawer in my desk filled with Dove dark chocolate with almonds. Chocolate is this writer’s best friend and motivator. Write 500 words, eat a piece of chocolate.

I like this plan! Now, where did I put that chocolate?  🙂 Now…

What is the book about?

This book is Grace’s story. Before she was born, her father broke with his family over something terrible. It was so bad that he never spoke of it, even to her mother. Now her parents are gone and her grandfather (whom she has never met) asks her to visit him and help him make this terrible secret right again. The secret is much worse than she ever imagined and murder and kidnapping await her. Of course, the Sheriff becomes an unwilling ally, and they have more in common than they know. She goes from being a suspect in a double murder to a loose end that someone is trying hard to tie up.

Wow. Sounds like a stay-up-all-night story. So tell us…

What is your favorite part of the book?

There are a couple of places in the book that I really love, one of which is when Grace encounters an intruder in her home. She’s a tough chick and I love that about her.

Gotta love a strong female protagonist. No wimps here. 🙂

Is there a message in your book you hope readers will grasp?

Not everyone is born into an Ozzie and Harriet kind of family. As my husband says, some of us are more Ozzie and Sharon. Grace struggles with the terrible past of her family and wonders how she can possibly ever make up for it and make amends. Through the story she begins to learn that while she is not responsible for her family’s legacy, she does have a chance to change that legacy and begin a new one for her generation and those to follow. I would like for readers to get a sense of that in their own lives, that whatever has gone before, God is the God of healing, restoration, and making all things new. Sometimes we need to be set free from our past, and I’d like for readers to know that the very act of being set free is a testimony to what God can do – no matter how bad we think our past is.

That is a much-needed message in today’s world, Sherri.

Where can readers find you on line?

My website/blog is sherristone.net. I’m also on Facebook at facebook.com/sherrilynnestone.

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Readers, Sherri is offering a Kindle copy of her book to one blessed commenter. Leave a comment for a chance to win!


The Confession of Tobias Tucker

Tobias cover

Grace Tucker’s father took a dark secret to his grave. Now the grandfather she’s never met reaches out to her for help. He’ll tell her the secret – if she promises to help him make things right. It’s a temptation she can’t refuse, but before the sun sets on her first day there, heart-stopping revelations and murder turn her visit into a nightmare. Everyone, including the Sheriff, thinks she’s after her grandfather’s money. Worse, she doesn’t know the secret, but someone out there isn’t taking any chances. They’re determined to bury the secret once and for all, and Grace along with it. With her life and sanity on the line, the wise, old saying comes back to haunt her with a twist: be careful what you wish for, it just might get you.


 

Sherri's pictureSherri has been a social worker for twenty-five years in the fields of mental health, hospice, and now home health. She and her husband, Jeff, are working on their house, a never-ending project, and busy being the keepers of a very naughty terrier named Riley.  They live in the panhandle of Florida which is not nearly as warm as it should be at the moment. Looking forward to spring!!


 

15 thoughts on “The Confession of Tobias Tucker by Sherri Stone

  1. I enjoyed this interview and meeting Sherri! This sounds like a captivating book! I love that it has a theme of redemption and freedom from the past & it’s hold. Thank you for highlighting Sherri!

  2. I am excited to read this book. I especially took to heart Sherri’s comment about Ozzie & Harriet vs. Ozzy & Sharon. I was fortunate to have a happy upbringing but I see so many children who are exposed to the evils of our world. Thanks for sharing this interview and giveaway.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Sherri, your book sounds like fast-paced page turner, and I love the message of restoration you hope readers take away from the story. I can relate to your need to have your writing space tidy before you can write, and how that can also be an excuse to procrastinate. Too often I let my whole house be an excuse. When I started college I was a young wife, and I used to say my house was never cleaner than when I had a test to study for. I needed to declutter and clear my space, so my brain could focus better. The problem is now at 49 I don’t have the same level of energy. By the time I finish cleaning the house, I’m ready to take a nap rather than start writing! 🙂

  4. Sherri, your book sounds very intriguing! Thank you for offering a chance to win a kindle copy. I’m with you on having to have a neat workspace. However, if I had chocolates within arm’s reach, I’d have them all eaten before I wrote two sentences. 😝

  5. Hi Dee. Thanks for stopping by. As for the chocolates…well, true confession here, I can eat the whole (very small!) drawer of them while contemplating my next scene. I refuse to feel guilty – chocolate is brain food, yes? 🙂

  6. Thank you, ladies, for your sweet comments. I hope you will enjoy Grace’s story. I apologize for not responding yesterday but I think I have a good reason. I went to my first Word Weavers group yesterday. It was exactly 102 miles from my front door to our meeting place in Destin, but so worth it. One of my writing goals for this year was to find/join a good critique group. I’ve been doing this solo for long enough. I needed some accountability, so off I went. God is so good. What an amazing and funny group of women! Just what I will need. Are any of you in critique groups or paired with a critique partner? Can you tell that it makes a difference in your writing? I’d love to hear about your experiences. Thanks. Blessing to all as you continue to write the words God puts on your hearts.

    • Hi, Sherri! I’ve been in several different critique groups and have had a good experience. I’m in a few in-person writing groups but they’re not critique groups. My critique groups have all been online. Glad you found one!

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