EscapewithDollycas blog has shared a lovely author interview as part of my Great Escapes virtual blog tour for A Ghost and His Gold. Thank you, Lori.
A Ghost and His Gold
by Roberta Eaton Cheadle
It is my pleasure to welcome Roberta Eaton Cheadle to Escape With Dollycas today!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am an author with 8 published children’s books, 2 young adult books, one a historical fictionalized memoir and the other a supernatural fantasy with a strong historical influence. I also have 1 published poetry book and stories in 8 anthologies. My latest novel for adults is a paranormal historical book set partially during the Great South African War.
I published my first children’s book in August 2016 and have not looked back since them. I have one self-published book, Open a new door, a collection of poetry, and my other books are published through TSL Publications in the United Kingdom.
I have a full-time job as the head of the capital markets team at my firm. I have been in corporate finance for over twenty years and during this time I have written several publications about investing in Africa and the potential impact of the fourth industrial revolution on various African countries.
I am married with two sons, both of whom are teenagers. My younger son, Michael, co-authored the Sir Chocolate series of books with me. He has outgrown these books for the time being and I am not expecting to write any more in this series as the writing of these books was a collaboration with Michael.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I am always reading up about historical events and ghost stories and they often evolve into story ideas. When a particular story or event strikes my fancy as a novel idea, I then research the entire outline of the historical event or situation.