Thursday, 3 November 2022

For Love And Mercy by C. Ingrid Deringer + Guest Post

Book Details:

​Book Title:  FOR LOVE AND MERCY: A Novel by C. Ingrid Deringer
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  195 pages
GenreLiterary Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction 
Publisher:  FRIESEN PRESS
Release date:  August 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13. There is a death, near-death experience, some swearing, no explicit sex scenes.  

Book Description:

“Suddenly angelic beings of light appeared. They said I was at a crossroad, and it was here where I had to make a choice . . .”

In 2022, forty-two-year-old Dr. Stormy Hera, a music professor at the University of Victoria, is serving a manslaughter sentence at Sunnydale Forensic Hospital in British Columbia.

Although she can’t recall committing the crime, she feels strongly that she did the right thing. In the hopes of jogging her memory and healing her soul, Stormy is tasked with writing her autobiography as part of her rehabilitation.

​Spanning the 1940s to 2026, and set in the Saskatchewan prairies, Olympia, Greece, and Canada’s West Coast, For Love and Mercy follows the lives of free-spirited Evangeline, and Stormy herself—including a near-death experience that changes everything. 


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Meet the Author:

Charlotte Ingrid Deringer was born into a large family in Saskatchewan, Canada and has lived all across the country, on the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between. 

Her family’s love of music, dance and practical jokes left a tremendous impression on her, but it was her voracious appetite for adventure that has driven her to experience life to the fullest. She was in her 50s when her creative passions ignited, fueling her desire to write fiction. 

Ingrid holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Women’s Studies and is also an Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Therapist, a Life Cycle Celebrant and a Meditation Teacher.  She has worked in the health and wellness field, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and chronic illness for over 25 years. 

Now semi-retired, Ingrid loves to hang out with her grandchildren and spend winters in warm climates with her feet in the sand where she can write to her heart’s content. 

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Guest Post by C Ingrid Deringer

WHAT ACTORS WOULD YOU HAVE PLAY YOUR CHARACTERS FROM LOVE AND MERCY IF IT WAS A MOVIE OR TV SERIES?

I know I am not alone in seeing my novels reach the big screen or be made into a series on Netflix or Apple TV. Why not? And to be honest, my readers have said the same thing. So of course I fantasize!
So here it goes. . . 
Stormy – has to be played by Reese Witherspoon – Stormy has some quirks – she’s a foodie, she loves performing and wearing glitzy clothes and she’s short and cute. Think about her role in Legally Blonde. Stormy is a musician which I am sure Reese could pull that off being she played June Carter! I mean she has to have some knowledge from that role to be able to perform. Okay, she will have to learn the violin – but hey – Reese can definitely pull that off – she taught herself to play the autoharp and to sing and won an academy award for that role. Stormy has a near death experience – a spiritual transformative experience – and well, Reese in Just Like Heaven – had a such an experience – well, okay maybe not quite like Stormy since it was a comedy – but it shows she is open to it, doesn’t it?  
For Evangeline – Rachel McAdams would be perfect. She just looks like Evangeline in my head. Evangeline ages most in the novel – we meet her in high school – bright, very determined, has no fear, dancing like nobody is watching. She is full of hopes and dreams and is beaming with confidence. Then we watch as she ages and through life’s struggles, loses her love for life and her hopes and dreams and then later in life comes back to life only to be struck down again by . . . well I don’t want to give it away – but let’s just say – it is not pretty. Rachel Adams, think - The Vow, The Notebook – that says it all! I also like the fact that in real life, Rachel doesn’t own a car (like Evangeline) and leads a simple life (like Evangeline) despite having very successful career. 
For Valentino – that was a little harder to pin point who that would be. My first pick was Simon Baker, an Australian actor from the Mentalist who just seems to be so calm and cool. I like the way he carries himself. He also looks like I imagine Valentino would look. But I like either Chris Hemsworth or Liam Hemsworth – brothers who are both actors from Australia - again because they have the look and are good actors. But the person I would really love to play the part – is a real-life opera singer – David Hobson. He is a tenor, hailing from Australia – like Valentino, and is one of the most sought-after opera singer and composers in the world of opera. I’m sure he could adapt his skills from the theatre to the big screen or television if I asked him nicely. 


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