International Bestselling Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif Talks about Writing CHILDREN OF THE FOG

How long did it take to write CHILDREN OF THE FOG?

I wrote CHILDREN OF THE FOG sporadically. I started it a couple of years ago, then had to set it aside while I worked on other projects. I returned to writing it and spent about 6 months in total writing and editing.

What inspired you to write CHILDREN OF THE FOG?

CHILDREN OF THE FOG is a story that came out of a common fear that most parents have: What would I do if someone tried to take my child? How far would I go to save him or her?

After losing my first baby after he was born, I had a daughter the following year. She's now 28, but not a day goes by that I don't worry about her. A mother's "job" is never done. They're our babies forever. For an eternity. We want the best for them—always. And what parent wouldn't fight for their child?

But what if you were given the choice of letting someone take your child or watching your son or daughter die in front of you? Which would you choose? What if you were beaten and fighting the abductor wasn't a possibility? What if he held a gun to your child's head and gave you 10 seconds make that choice? And how do you live with that afterward?

These are the heart-breaking questions I explore in CHILDREN OF THE FOG.

Talk about the writing process. Did you have a routine? Did you do any research, and if so, what did that involve?

I did a lot of writing at a couple of local coffee shops, including 2 Starbucks. I knew early on that CHILDREN OF THE FOG would be set in Alberta, but I wasn't sure where the cave area would be. When I did my research, I stumbled across Cadomin Cave, which is known to those who enjoy spelunking. The cave was closed to tourists and explorers a few years ago, due to negative impact on the bat life. Other than researching the general layout of the setting, and reading up on PTSD, this novel required less research than most of my others.

What do you hope your readers come away with after reading CHILDREN OF THE FOG?

I hope readers will come away feeling they were entertained, scared, and inspired to love their kids even more. I'm hoping they'll treasure their relationships with their children. I'm hoping they’ll believe in fate and destiny, and the ultimate power of a parent's love. I'm also expecting many will come away with soggy tissues.

Where can we go to buy it?

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