Monday, March 30, 2009

Author Guest Post: The Truth Lies in the Dark by Kristin Callender

Today we are joined by Kristin Callender as a part of the blog tour for The Truth Lies in the Dark.


Hi to all of you Shhh I'm Reading fans. Thanks for stopping by and a big thanks to Melissa for having me as a guest on her blog. I am Kristin Callender, author of newly released mystery/romance The Truth Lies in the Dark.

By now you may already know what The Truth Lies in the Dark is basically about. The main character, Amanda finds out that she was raised with a dead girl's identity and everyone in her life knew. Initially the only clues she had that something wasn't right were the reoccurring nightmares of an unknown girl. She has to decipher these dreams as she continues to unlock the secrets of her true identity.

In this story the nightmares and dreams play a big part. As much as they terrify Amanda at times, they also become a source of comfort to her. As she gets closer to finding out the truth, and the danger that comes with it, the nightmares transform into glimpses. She is comforted to know that within the dark secret there may be some bright spots, some happy memories to unlock as well.

A recent comment made me think about how the dreams were important in this book and also for me. I had said that I dreamed about a part of the story and couldn't wait to get up and write it. The commenter said that it was interesting that I was inspired by a dream and The Truth Lies in the Dark begins in one. I think that our dreams do tell us a lot. Not as a predictor of the future, but as an organizer of all of our thoughts and memories. I don't believe our dreams can tell us anything we don't already know, but they certainly can help clarify things you are thinking about and remind you of things you have forgotten.

It is not uncommon for me to dream about what I am writing. I have a very active imagination and when I am writing the story comes alive in my mind. I can walk away from the computer and pause it for awhile but can not completely stop it until it is all on paper. So I know that my dreams are a result of that unfinished story still swirling around in my thoughts and a reminder to get it finished.

I hope that I have inspired you to listen to your dreams; which will usually lead you to follow your heart. If anyone is interested in learning more about me, my book, or the Book Blog Tour please go to my website: .

Thanks again for stopping by,

Kristin Callender

The Truth Lies in the Dark by Kristin Callender is available on and also on .


A special thank you to Kristin for stopping by here today! I hope you all enjoyed the guest post and will check out the other blogs on the tour for The Truth Lies in the Dark.


BookWormz said...

Sounds really good! Love your blog - following you now. Please feel free to stop by my blog!

misterreereeder said...

It has been great following this VBT. It has been longer than most I follow. I guess I understand why you dream about your stories - they are a part of your thoughts. My dreams differ only because my thoughts are different. You try to finish the story - I try to come up with software solutions. Or on a personal basis, I may think about family. Thanks for including me in your VBT.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I am all over the dream thing! I solve problems in my dreams, and will wake up so happy that my issue is resolved! I also dream so vividly, that I will "wake up" and see things that aren't there, which can be a bit scarey! I will look into this book. It sounds like something that is right up my alley!

Melissa said...

I dream very vividly too, and often remember at least one dream a night. I'm always telling hubby about them because he doesn't remember any of his.