Book Title: The Twisted Truth
Author: Erin Armstrong
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Genre: Urban Fiction
Publisher: GMTA Publishing, LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Interview with Erin Armstrong
What inspired you to write your first book?
I have always wanted to write. I have written since I was 10. One day during my many daydream spells I thought about this idea that would raise eyebrows and intrigue anyone who would read it. Initially I just wanted to write it for myself but once I really got into it I realized that the story was too big to just be for my eyes only. So with that I pushed to have it published.
How did you come up with the title?
I thought about all of the trials that the main character had gone through and all of the things that had been hidden from her throughout the book. It just fit. The Twisted Truth was the perfect name for a book full of mystery hidden agendas and lies.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I just want readers to look at the main issue that my character was suffering through. Yes it is fiction. However, the subjects that I tackled in the novel are very real and serious. Also, I want the reader to think, what would I do, or how would I feel if I had gone through a situation such as the ones in my book.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
“So, they got the fire out now. They sent some men in and were able to determine that the fire was not started internally.”
Michelle sat with her mouth open. “What does that mean?”
Getting back into the ambulance, he sat next to her. “It means that they suspect arson.”
Michelle scooted to the edge of the gurney, her eyes as big as saucers. “What are you saying, Ty? That my shelter was set on fire…on purpose?”
He sighed. “They can’t be sure, but that’s what they are suspecting.”
She had heard enough. Pulling herself up off of the gurney, she jumped out of the ambulance and headed toward the burned shell of the house. She reached the walkway and halted as a few firemen exited the house and stopped her from proceeding.
A tall man placed his hand on Michelle’s shoulder. “Ma’am, it’s not safe to go in there.”
Michelle stopped. “Is it true that my house was set on fire on purpose?”
He nodded. “We’re being very careful not to speak too soon, but from what we’ve seen, it was not an inside source. We’re working on finding the source of the fire now.”
Ty finally caught up to her and wrapped his arms around her. “Babe, we have to go to the police station. They will need to write a report now that we know this wasn’t an accident.”
Turning to her fiancé, Michelle wiped away tears. “Who would want to do this?”
Ty pulled her into his arms. “I don’t know, but we’ll figure it out. Don’t worry.”
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 five years.
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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