My Real Life Heroes by Claire Sheldon

Claire Sheldon joins me on my blog this week to talk about her real life heroes. Claire has recently released her third book for Ruby FictionA Burning Lie. Over to Claire …

When I started to think about my real life heroes, I thought of my favourite music groups or my favourite celebrities, but then I remembered who my new book A Burning Lie is dedicated to and these people are truly my real life heroes.

The fire service, as you will know from my pervious post for Morton here, have a big place in my life with my husband being a retained fire fighter. Several of his colleagues helped me with parts of my novel A Silent Child and one of them even has a starring role.

When I had the idea of wanting to “blow stuff up” in A Burning Lie I knew that it couldn’t be just my characters, Jen, Chris and the team dealing with the aftermath, there would be others. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue of course would be there and no doubt team Stapleford and my husband.

The East Midlands is lucky enough to have a Hazardous Area Response Team who are part of the ambulance service. They mobilise and go out to major incidents such as the explosion in my book. There would also be a knock-on effect to our two university hospitals and the NHS.

Then there is the police force where Chris and the team come in, but in reality the East Midlands have a Special Operations Unit so it would come down to these guys to investigate the who and why of what happens.

These everyday people are my heroes – ordinary people putting themselves in harms way in order to keep us all safe.

I have included a couple of links about the HART teams – – HART video

Thank you, Claire. Your chosen real life heroes sounds very worthy of your choice. Good luck with your new book. Mx

About Claire Sheldon

Claire lives in Nottingham with her family, a cat called Whiskers and a dog called Podrick.

She suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and as a result of the disease had to reduce her hours working in insurance for an Insolvency Insurer. This spare time enabled her to study a creative writing course which inspired her to write her debut, Perfect Lie and later A Silent Child.

When Claire isn’t working she enjoys reading crime novels and listening to music – the band Jimmy Eat World is her biggest muse! Claire is also an avid reader and book blogger. The inspiration for her novels comes from the hours spent watching The Bill with her grandparents and auntie; then later, Spooks and other detective programmes like Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost and Midsomer Murders.

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About A Burning Lie

When a deadly explosion brings secrets and lies to light …

A city shaken to its foundations by a fire in a well-known music venue. A nightclub owner seemingly more concerned about money than the lives of the young people who fill the dancefloor at the end of every week. A dangerous bomber still on the loose.

All things that Detective Jen Garner must face in her first week of local level policing whilst trying to start afresh and finally make a break with her past.

Working alongside DI Chris Jackson, it’s crucial that Jen connects the dots to bring the culprit to justice. But it seems that everywhere Jen turns there is somebody with something to hide – and whilst she and her team attempt to unravel a web of lies years in the making, could the bomber be getting ready to strike again?

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Thank you for visiting my blog – Morton S. Gray – Author. I hope you enjoyed this post. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Summer at Lucerne Lodge published as an eBook, paperback and audio download too – Amazon Check on my Choc Lit author page for other purchasing options here 

Christmas at the Little Beach Cafe published as an eBook, audio and paperback – Amazon KindleApple iBooksKoboNook BooksGoogle Play and Choc Lit for other options.

Sunny Days at the Beach is now available as an eBook, audio and paperback – Amazon KindleApple iBooksKoboNook BooksGoogle Play and at Choc Lit for other options.

Christmas at Borteen Bay is available as both an eBook and audio download – Amazon KindleAudioApple iBooksKobo and Choc Lit for other buying options.

The Truth Lies Buried is available from all eBook platforms – Choc LitAmazon KindleKoboApple iBooks and also as a paperback and audiobook.

The Girl on the Beach published by Choc Lit is available as a paperback and from all eBook platforms –Amazon KindleApple iBooksKobo, Barnes and Noble and Google Play.

By Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels.

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