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Monday, September 12, 2011

Introducing Pembroke Sinclair

Welcome Pembroke. I'm happy you were able to stop on my blog on the MuseItUp Publishing YA/MG Blog Tour.

Finding Time

People always ask me: Pembroke, when do you find the time to write? I work two part-time jobs, I have two children under the age of 5, a spouse, and a dog and a cat. My days are pretty busy. It seems I would barely have time to think, let alone write.

But the answer is very simple: I have a schedule. You can track my day from the time I wake up until I go to bed and pretty much know what I’m doing from hour to hour. For some, that sounds boring and predictable. Others would call it a rut. Personally, I enjoy being in a rut. I enjoy knowing what the day will hold for me. In reality, it’s the only way I can get stuff done.

Even my cat has a schedule. She knows when I’m getting ready for bed, and she watches me. When I head down the hall, she races in front of me, jumps on the bed, and gets ready for a few minutes of play and scritches. She does this every night. On some nights, I go to bed later, and she gets a little distressed. She jumps on my lap and meows in my face.

Without my schedule, I would find a bazillion other things to do that don’t include writing. If I have a set time, I fill it. I hear so many people talk about how they would love to write, but they don’t ever have the time. Well, I can tell you, time doesn’t just fall out the sky. You have to make time. You have to dedicate yourself.

Just because I have a schedule, trust me, things still happen to alter my plans. There’s illness, surprise visits, sometimes I’m too tired to work, and sometimes (very rarely) I do something spontaneous.

Writing is my passion, and, someday, I hope to make it my job. I can’t do that if I don’t dedicate myself to it. The only way I can find time is to schedule it.

Pembroke Sinclair has had several stories published in various places. She writes an eclectic mix of stories ranging from western to science fiction to fantasy. Her stories have been published in various places, including Static Movement,, The Cynic Online Magazine, Sonar 4 Publications, Golden Visions Magazine, and Residential Aliens. Her first novel, Coming from Nowhere, is now available at eTreasures Publishing and Her story, Sohei, was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine. If you would like to contact Pembroke, she can be reached at or

The world has come to an end. It doesn’t go out with a bang, or even a whimper. It goes out in an orgy of blood and the dead rising from their graves to feast on living flesh. As democracy crumples and the world melts into anarchy, five families in the U.S. rise to protect the survivors. The undead hate a humid environment, so they are migrating westward to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors are constructing a wall in North Platte to keep the zombie threat to the west, while tyranny rules among the humans to the east. Capable but na├»ve Krista is 15 when the first attacks occur, and she loses her family and barely escapes with her life. She makes her way to the wall and begins a new life. But, as the undead threat grows and dictators brainwash those she cares about, Krista must fight not only to survive but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately those she loves.

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Jolie said...

Great trailer. The zombie apocolypse looks very realistic. Terrifying really :) Good luck with your book.

Michelle said...

I loved your article. Finding time is something I struggle with. Not because I can't find the time, but because other people want to FILL the time. Since writing isn't a full time job for me (yet) they underestimate its value in my life.

I read in a blog (Janet Evanovich's I think) that one must treat writing as a job or one's job will never be writing.

Thank you for sharing and good luck with your book!


Marva Dasef said...

You made me tired just reading about your schedule. I will say that my cat is trained too, except he wakes me up in the morning wanting to be fed.

Zombies, to me, are far scarier than vampires or werewolves. It's the utter implacable desire to feed with no other thoughts. Brrr.

BarbaraB said...

Hi Pembroke, nice to see you again--here on Sue's blog. I think your schedule permits you to get a lot done; it's not a boring life.
Thanks, Sue, for hosting Pembroke today.

Charlie said...

What a great book trailer, Pembroke! A most excellent job. And I don't know how you do it all. Are you superwoman in disguise?
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