Mary Bradford, a mother and an expert in hugging, is a published writer of short stories in magazines, newspapers and anthologies both in Ireland and internationally, mainly in the United States. Her novel 'My Husband's Sin', contemporary fiction, is with Tirgearr Publishing. She writes historical westerns and adult romance also. Mary too, writes plays and has seen her work both short-listed and performed.
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Interview with Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder author MaryAnn Kempher
Hello MaryAnn, welcome to my blog.
Hi Mary, thanks so much for hosting me.
why don’t you tell us a little about your book.
Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder is Romantic
Suspense. I tell people if you like Jane Austen and/or Agatha Christie, you’ll
love this book. It has romance, and mystery, suspense, and comedy. The romance
is very realistic, very friendship-based, and doesn’t come easy. Katherine and
Scott were made to harass each other. Because
at first they’re friends, and aren’t trying to get each other into bed, they’re
not afraid to give each other a hard time, this makes for some very funny
dialogue. Also, the waiting (to sleep together) ensures great sexual tension
for them, and the reader. It also gives their romance a solid foundation.
don’t have a lot of reviews on Amazon yet, but the ones you do have are very
Since my book was only released on April
14th 2013, it doesn’t have a lot of reviews yet, but those that have
read it really seem to like it. This pleases me no end. It’s so nice to know
something you’ve written is liked.
us about your writing routine.
Well, I have two children. Once they’ve
gone off to school I get myself a cup of coffee and sit down in front of the
computer. I’m terrible, I’ll do almost anything but write. I’ll check my FB
page, my Twitter account, my email. Finally, when I’ve stalled as long as
possible, I’ll open up my work in progress. Usually, I’ll start by reading a
paragraph or two of what I wrote the day before, then wait for inspiration to hit.
Sometimes the words come easily, sometimes they don’t. I just hit 20,000 words,
which is a milestone for me.
you’re working on another book then?
Yes, I’m hoping to have the first draft
finished by the end of the summer. I’m hoping for a holiday release of book two,
before Halloween if possible.
this a sequel?
Not exactly. It’s more of a mystery than
my last book. My first book is more romance than this one will be. Having said
that, a lot of characters from the first book will be in this one too. So
readers of the first book will get to read about their favourite characters and
find out what they are up to.
you give us a hint about the next book?
I’ll tell you it’s set on a cruise ship.
Two people have been murdered and it’s up to the head of security to find out
who before the ship reaches land. Honestly, I’m really excited about this book.
I really think if you liked my first book, you’re going to love this one too.