Friday, February 15, 2013

Penner's Spotlight - Christine Lindsay - India

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Penner’s Spotlight

: Christine Lindsay of Canada

Location: Chennai, India

There is one of me with a group of Indian students in Chennai (southern India) when I visited there in Jan. 2010. I was on a writing mission for Christian Camps International at the time.

The big building here is of the Red Mosque in Delhi. This photo became the backdrop for the front cover of my debut novel Shadowed in Silk.

 This was taken from inside that same building looking at the arches, the Red Mosque in Delhi. This picture became the backdrop for the front cover of my book
Shadowed in Silk.

These beautiful Indian children praying are why I went to India. I was there to observing the Children's Camps International at work. These precious little Indian kids are learning about Christ in a fun camp setting.

This gorgeous turquoise and glass beaded silk is the sari material I purchased in Chennai India. I brought it home and had a sari made up from it, and the model for the front cover of Shadowed in Silk wore this.

Here is the front cover for Shadowed in Silk

What souvenir do you cherish most from your travels? Have you traveled to India? If so, where? We'd love to hear about it. Please join the travel discussion below in the comment section.

For a few facts . . .

Christine Lindsay writes historical inspirational novels with strong love stories such as her debut novel SHADOWED IN SILK which is set in India during a turbulent era. Christine's long-time fascination with the British Raj was seeded from stories of her Irish ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India.

SHADOWED IN SILK is currently the recipient of two awards and a finalist in a third. SiS won the 2009 ACFW Genesis for Christian Historical, and the 2011 Grace Award. In June 2012 SiS became a finalist in the Reader's Favorite Award. Adding to Christine's Irish pride is the fact that her great-grandfather and her grandfather both worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard and one of the ships they built was the Titanic.

An interesting note about the front cover of SiS, is that the model is Christine's daughter, Sarah, whom she relinquished to adoption and was reunited with 20 years later.

The Pacific coast of Canada is Christine's home. It's a special time in her life as she and her husband enjoy the empty nest, but also the noise and fun when the kids and grandkids come home. Like a lot of writers, her cat is her chief editor.
For more about Christine, visit her website or connect with her through social media - Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Christine's new release, "Captured By Moonlight," click here. See the book trailer here.


1 comment:

  1. Christine, thank you for sharing your story as well as the beautiful pictures. I love reading historical fiction and will check out your books.