I am delighted to be taking part in this blog tour .
I have got a cracking q&a for Marys readers to get an insight into her mind!
Enjoy and do check out the other blogs taking part.
Here is a link to my review of the book which I shared previously.
1.Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Generally from my imagination, but for my latest novel, EVERY LAST LIE, I got the idea from a newspaper article, with a headline that said something to the effect of how a little girl’s nightmares helped solved the mystery of her father’s death. From that, a story was born!
2. What does a day of writing look like?
I’m up everyday at 5am and spend the next few hours writing while the rest of my family sleeps. During the summer months when the kids are off of school and home with me, those early morning hours are about all the time I have to write. But during the school year, once the kids are tucked safely away at school and my husband off to work, I’m back at the computer, writing for the bulk of the day. When I’m not writing, I’m plotting, which is something I can do absolutely anywhere, at any time.
3. If you wasn’t an author what would you be?
Before writing my first novel, THE GOOD GIRL, I was a high school history teacher, which was a job I absolutely loved. I left teaching when I started my family, thinking that by now – my kids are currently 11 and 9 – I’d certainly go back to it. I had no idea that a new career would bloom within those years. If I wasn’t writing, I’d be teaching.
4. What do you do you relax..switch off?
If you asked most people in my life, they’d tell you I never relax! But I enjoy running, reading, and love to binge watch programs on TV, namely The Missing, which is what I’m watching now. Such a gripping show!
5. Do you know when you start a book how it will end?
I don’t! I’m not much of a plotter, but prefer to dive in with only my starting point and take a more organic approach to the process. I need to spend time creating my characters and getting to know them before I can figure out where the story will go. This sometimes requires heavy revision on the back end, to make sure the story is coherent and spoilers aren’t being revealed sooner than planned, but it’s a method that works for me and one I love.
6. Any info on your next book for us readers?
My next novel, 11 DAYS, tells the story of Jessie – a young woman who ventures off to create a life for herself after losing her mother to cancer, only to discover she may not be the person she believes she is – and Eden, a woman struggling with infertility, who would do absolutely anything to have a child. Look for it in 2018!