M.Lee Lederhos on “Sacred Ground”

Sacred Ground received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.

Following find an interview with author M.Lee Lederhos.

What is the name of the book and when was it published?

The book is called Sacred Ground and is the final book in the Sazi Falls trilogy. It was published in         October 2016.

What’s the book’s first line?

Dawn was not yet a promise when Murphy Becker opened the barn door and crept inside.

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.

Tom McCloud, the protagonist, has a secret past that is about to catch up with him.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?

I’ve always wanted to write, but the demands of job and family didn’t leave me much time. Six years ago, I began getting up at 4:30 and started writing my first book, Saving Chase. I didn’t intend for it to be the first book in a trilogy, but before long, it became apparent that there was much more story to tell. My second book, Worth Dying For soon followed. Now, Sacred Ground completes the trilogy.

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?

Sacred Ground is a story of survival. For the protagonist, surviving the abuse of his  childhood and his first wife’s death allowed for the softer, richer love of two people who had each been through a hell that almost completely shattered them.

What’s the most distinctive thing about the main character?

Tom’s most distinctive trait is his strong passion and commitment to his family.

If they made your book into a movie, who would you like to see play the main character?

There are several: Tom Selleck of course! Scott Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen either of the Hemsworth bothers. In the end, I would pick Kevin Costner.

Is this the first book you’ve written?

No. This is the last book of a trilogy called McCloud Family of Sazi Falls.

What is the best and the hardest part of being an indie?

Worst part: few take you seriously. “Oh, you write and published it yourself? That’s sweet.” I hate that mentality. People don’t understand how hard it is just to format the book. The best part is that I can set my own deadlines.

Would you go traditional if a publisher came calling? If so, why?

I probably would and it all boils down to marketing. I believe any publishing house would do a better job than I do!

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