by Barbara Silkstone
Genre: Comedy Adventure
Word count: 52K
Part-time tomb raider and full-time real estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archaeologist Roger Jolley, in a quest for Cleopatra’s tomb. All they have to do is get from Cairo to the Temple of Taporisi Magna alive. Armed only with a couple of hijacked ashtrays and faced with a trek across the blazing Sahara desert can Wendy out-maneuver Russian oligarchs, a dozen Dark Force mercenaries, and Roger’s chubby ex-girlfriend in time to find the tomb and seal it before chaos erupts in Egypt?
Barbara, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Wendy Darlin’s adventures take place in semi-exotic locales. Her first book was on a super- yacht in the Caribbean. Her next adventure is Miami Mummies.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Wendy always manages to meet the quirkiest characters during her many adventures. In Cairo Caper my favorite is Fiona Feelgood, a 40-year-old virgin librarian who is attempting to write her first book… an advice opus titled Erotica for Dummies.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
A positive attitude will get you out of any pickle.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
“The way Ms. Silkstone plays with words is unrivaled and the way she incorporated segments from favorite movie clips was genius. She uses sharp wit throughout her stories, her plots are strong, and the action nonstop. I really enjoyed reading about Wendy and her tomb raiding adventures and hope to see more in future Wendy Darlin books.”
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“Silkstone has done it again with her next book: Her writing is exciting, hilarious, and a cross between Indiana Jones and modern comedy. She has incorporated a style that compels the reader to see what wild event will happen in the next scene.”
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