Today, we’re visiting with Linda Cadose, the author of The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx.
The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx, by Linda A. Cadose, is a YA mystery adventure novel set in Giza, Egypt.
The book follows archaeologist Dr. Cliff Post and his friend Dr. Abdul Saad who discover a hidden chamber in the Great Sphinx. Inside of the right paw they find ancient scrolls and 13 crystal skulls that form a supercomputer. This great discovery soon takes a dangerous turn when Drs. Saad and Post are followed, spied on and eventually kidnapped. On this extraordinary adventure, readers learn information about not only the Great Sphinx but also about Egypt, its mysteries, and the study of archaeology.
The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx is the first book in a series featuring the tales of American archeologist, Dr. Cliff Post. Follow him in later books as he visits underwater pyramids and goes to Jerusalem.
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Tricia: Welcome, Linda! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Linda: I am a former respiratory therapist who is now a full time writer.
Tricia: When did you begin writing?
Linda: I began writing when I was a student at Boston University. In the beginning, I wrote for my nephew who was a reluctant reader.
Tricia: Describe your writing process. Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? When and where do you write?
Linda: I write a summary of my book first. Then I write a fluid outline of the book which changes as the book develops.
Tricia: Can you tell us about your most recent release?
Linda: The Hidden Chamber is a mystery adventure set in Giza, Egypt. It is the story of teo archaeologists who discover a hidden chamber in the right paw of the Great Sphinx. Secreted in the chamber is a supercomputer composed of 13 crystal skull. Dr. Cliff post is kidnapped. Will he survive? Will the supercomputer be recovered?
Tricia: How did you get the idea for the book?
Linda: I got the idea for the book from my trip to Egypt. I have visited all the sites I describe in the book.
Tricia: Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?
Linda: Dr. Cliff Post because he is an honorable and intelligent man who is loyal to his friends.
Tricia: What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?
Linda: The most challenging aspect of writing the book was not allowing the nonfiction aspects of the book overshadow the story.
Linda: The fact that although my story is fiction an actual ancient computer does exist. It is called the Antikythera Mechanism.
Tricia: What is your primary goal as an author?
Linda: My goal is to entertain and educate children.
Linda: Maurice Sendek and Rick Riordan.
Tricia: What projects are you currently working on?
Linda: I am currently working on my third book.
Tricia: What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?
Linda: Keep writing and never give up.
About the Author:
Linda A. Cadose is a retired respiratory therapist who is now a children’s book author. She is the author of The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx and The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle, a YA mystery adventure series featuring the tales of American archeologist, Dr. Cliff Post. Linda likes to travel, enjoys reading, and loves history. She currently resides in Carver, MA.