Today is our turn in the Between Blog Tour, having read and loved both books in the Crossroads Saga its my pleasure to have a quick interview with Mary.
Sio: Have you always been a writer or did the writing bug strike at a certain age?
Mary: I’ve been teaching for 19 years. Writing a novel never crossed my mind until my grandmother passed away. Writing became my outlet and it was a way for me to heal the loss of her.
Sio: How did you come to write about this particular genre?
Mary: To tell you the truth, I don’t remember picking up a novel since high school. One day, I went to Costco and saw a cover of two hands with an apple. It drew me in. After finding out that it was about a vampire, I put it down. When I went home, I received the Entertainment Magazine and guess who I saw on the cover? Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Just finding out that it was going to be a movie, I went back to Costco. From then on, I started reading young adult novels ONLY.
Sio: Did you have any significant high or low moments while writing the book/series?
Mary: There are times when I can write several chapters in one sitting and there are times when I’m staring at a blank page…lol!!! That is when I walk away and try not to think of the characters. Strangely, when I’m driving, cooking, or even taking a shower, something pops in my mind and the creative juice starts flowing.
Sio: What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Mary: Diving into a world that takes you away from reality. You can do and say anything you want…well… almost…lol!!!
Sio: Was there a particular book that influenced you as a teen?
Mary: I didn’t read much when I was a teen. Sad to say but I didn’t enjoy reading. Now I love it. I do remember reading and loving V.C. Andrews books.
Sio: Is anything else you would like to add about yourself or the books?
Mary: I took on a journey not knowing how rewarding it would be for me. I’ve meet so many wonderful people from all over the world through facebook, twitter, goodreads and blog sites. I’ve made everlasting friendship where friendship knows no boundaries. Writing Crossroads was a way for me to heal the loss of my grandmother. I wrote it for her, but I wrote Between for my fans. My fans have been so dedicated and their encouragement and enthusiasm has inspired me. So, for all the Crossroads fans out there, Between is for you!!! Thank you so much for having me!!! And thank you to my readers who are now my friends. Thank you for being my friend!!!
Thank you for stopping by and reading the fab interview with Mary. As a special treat Mary is giving away THREE signed Copies of Between and a wonderful and beautiful Necklace with each book.
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