New interview with mystery author Mary Maurice

Author Mary Maurice is back for a visit! Today we’re
just one stop on a virtual tour she is doing for her new psychological
thriller, The
Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe
.
Mary and I
chatted last November about her suspense
novel, Burtum Lee
.
Welcome back to Reviews and Interviews,
Mary. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in
the Detroit area, and fell in love with writing when I was in the ninth grade,
and haven’t stopped since. I have two other novels published, Fruit Loops the
Serial Killer and Burtrum Lee.
Please tell us about your newest release.
The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe is a story about Susan Jordan who hires
Jack Monroe to write her suicide letter, but instead he writes her letter after
letter trying to convince her not to kill herself.
What inspired you to write this book?
When the
title and then the idea came into my mind, I knew I had to sit down, listen to
what I was being told, from who knows where, and write this compelling novel.
What’s the next writing project?
The Dreams of Stellar Martin -This story is about a woman who goes
hiking in the mountains, falls, hits her head and can’t remember who or where
she is, and uses her dream journal to try and figure things out.
What is your biggest challenge when
writing a new book? (or the biggest challenge with this book)
Maintaining
my energy for the duration of my writing time. Keeping myself disciplined,
knowing when finished, I’ve given birth to another novel.
If your novels require research – please
talk about the process. Do you do the research first and then write, while
you’re writing, after the novel is complete and you need to fill in the gaps?
I do my
research throughout the drafts. To me writing is always a learning experience.
What’s your writing space like? Do you have
a particular spot to write where the muse is more active? Please tell us about
it.
I have a work
room where I produce my writing. Nothing special, save for the 1920 Underwood
typewriter with no letters on the keys, that I use for all of my first drafts.
Her name is, Julia. She’s my BFF!
What authors do you enjoy reading within
or outside of your genre?
I don’t write
in a specific genre, so my book reading follows the same path. If a book
interests me, then I’ll read it. My favorite author is Stephen King.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers today?
For me, one
of the most important things about writing, is getting people to read.
Championing the craft, keeping it alive and well for future generations. I
always recall as a child watching the movie, Fahrenheit 451, and feeling very
sad when they piled all of the books up and burned them. I believe it was then
when I knew I wanted to be a writer.
Links:
Thank you for coming back to Reviews and
Interviews!
To learn more
about Mary and her writing, feel free to stop by any of her other tour stops:
Monday September 17th @ WOW! Women on Writing
Interview
& Giveaway!
Tuesday,
September 18th @ World of My Imagination
Nicole
reviews The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe for readers
at World of My Imagination. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Mary
Maurice’s latest work!
Wednesday,
September 19th @ Beverley A. Baird
Beverley
A. Baird reads and reviews Mary Maurice’s latest work, The Suicide
Letters of Jack Monroe
 and shares her thoughts on this page
turning novel!
Thursday,
September 20th @ Choices with Madeline Sharples
Mary
Maurice writes an intriguing guest post at Choices today. Don’t miss this post
and opportunity to learn about The Suicide Letters of Jack
Monroe. 
Friday,
September 21st @ Bring on Lemons with Crystal Otto
Crystal
reviews The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe as readers
of Bring on Lemons learn more about this latest page turner by Mary Maurice!
Monday,
September 24th @ Cathy Stucker’s Selling Books
Don’t
miss today’s interview with Mary Maurice and learn more about her latest
book The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe.
Tuesday,
September 25th @ Words from the Heart with Rev. Linda Neas
Linda
reviews The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe for readers
at Words from the Heart!
Wednesday,
September 26th @ Bring on Lemons with Michelle DelPonte
Wisconsin
mother Michelle DelPonte reviews The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe for
readers at Bring on Lemons – will this be a lemon or some tasty lemonade?
Thursday,
September 27th @ A Day in the Life of Mom
Ashley
Bass reviews Mary Maurice’s latest page turner, The Suicide Letters
of Jack Monroe
. Don’t miss her insight and thoughts on this exciting
new book!
Monday,
October 1st @ Strength 4 Spouses
Stop
by Wendi Huskin’s blog Strength 4 Spouses where she shares her thoughts about
Mary Maurice’s The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe.
Tuesday,
October 2nd @ Coffee with Lacey
Lacey
reads and reviews the unusual and intriguing new novel by Mary Maurice – you
won’t want to miss her thoughts about The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe.
Wednesday,
October 10th @Kathleen Pooler’s Memoir Writer’s Journey
Mary
Maurice pens today’s guest post at Memoir Writer’s Journey. Don’t miss this
opportunity to hear from Maurice and learn more about her latest work – The
Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe.
Friday,
October 12th @ Author Anthony Avina
Fellow
author Anthony Avina reviews The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe
by Mary Maurice!

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