Interviewing Author Mary Ann Carman

Interviewing Author Mary Ann Carman 

Q1. Tell me about your self, what are your favorite books to read?

A. I'm a mother, and a grandmother, and administrative assistant in a local non-profit.

I'm the president of the Society of Southwestern Authors and I try to keep busy

with my writing and reading.

I like to read mystery and suspense. Just finished an Olivia Jaymes  book that was 

exciting and I need to get the rest of the trilogy. I also like cozy mystery especially ones

with paranormal included.

Q2.When did you decide you were going to write a book?

A. I started writing in 1997. I was reading historical romance at the time and thought

I could write as well as the authors I was reading. That's when I began to plot 

my Clan Hewit Trilogy. I researched for nearly three years before writing so by

the time I got to my laptop the first book almost wrote itself and was published

by a small press in Maryland in 2003. The other two books came a bit slower and 

weren't published until much later in 2015.

Q3. How did you come up with name of your books?

A. The titles usually come to me as I'm writing. A particular scene strikes me and 

the title is just there on the page and in my mind. 

Q4. What are you working on for 2019?

A. I should be working on the final book in the Love After Life series, but my

head is in another place right now. There's so much going on at my job

that my writing has taken a hit. I may do the third book in the Chronicles

Between the Pages. That's been on my mind lately - or I might do what

I've done before and write books in both series at the same time. 

Q5. How long have you been writing?

A. As I noted in one of the other questions, I began in 1997 so I've been

at this for a long time, but I took a break (so to speak) for quite a few

years before getting back into it. Picked back up in 2014 and all my books 

except Never To Love were written since then.

Q6. What advice would you give other authors?

A. Don't write what you know, you'll get bored before you finish the book. You

can toss in bits and pieces of your knowledge, but you should write what 

you are passionate about, what you want to learn more about.

Q7.Where can people find you online?

A. I am on Facebook, Mary Ann Carman The MAC Team, also my website

Q8. Do you plan on making more books in the future?

A. I can't help myself. I will write until I can't. That's the nature of being an

author. Writing is a passion in itself. 

Q9. How many books have you written?

A. I currently have 9 books available online at any bookstore you can find.

Q10 did you go to college to be a writer?

A. I did take some online classes and worked with a mentor for a while, but

the writing really is just coming from me. I didn't take college classes to

get to where I am.