I pour up the sweet liquid and hand it to her, making sure it was not too hot first.
Thank you for coming, Maer. Though I have known you for almost a year, these yahoos are unfamiliar with you, share a little about yourself.
When I was younger, I did a lot of stage acting, but left that for the business world. More recently I’ve been teaching and writing. I’m a pet parent, with two dog and we live in the high desert of Southern Nevada. I love crafts, but don’t do as many of those as I used to.
Wow, “Ghost Memory” sounds intriguing, is there a particular part of the story that you really enjoyed writing?
Well, since this is a short story, it’s pretty compact. I did enjoy filling in the details behind the dojo story.
I was thanking the high power above that the interview was sailing smoothly with no incidents, when Jack, the Back of The Shed gang self elected leader stumbles over and shouts at Maer.
Hey dude, tell us who your favourite character(s) are!
Sorry about that, but Jack's question brought another question to light, "If “Ghost Memory” were to be optioned for a movie, who do you see playing your main character(s)?
La Fi - Jennifer Lawrence
They will be perfect, Maer, I could really see those actors playing those parts. I was wondering, as a person who writes on the side, during my down time, my writing process starts with forming the story in my head before I put pen to paper, what is your writing process like?
I write organically. I have a general idea where I want to go, but few details. My stories are driven by the characters and how they react to the things that happen to them.
I feel like I met a kindred spirit, finally someone who writes as I do!
Terrance looking like he has a little too much of the brown bottle medicine trips over a fishing line and sloshes beer over Maer and rudely asks his question.
I think I go crawl in a hole now.
And I wonder why I don't have many guests! *groan*
All of this sounds fascinating but I heard writing is a hell of a lot of work, why do you do it, what do you get out of it?"
Um, are you okay?
Maer wipes the beer off her jacket and licks her fingers. I am so glad that she has a great since of humour has I hand her a clean damp cloth.
Thanks for sharing the beer, but not really my choice of beverage. Anyway, to answer your question, I love telling the stories and visiting the characters in their world. For me the hard work isn’t the writing or the revising at all. I love getting into the character’s heads and finding out what comes next.
Thanks for the awkward segue, Terrance, now go over with the rest of the boys and let me and Maer have our yarn.
Terrance asked you why you like to write, now I want to ask you, is there anything about writing you don't like?
No, not about the writing process because I love all of that. But hands down, the marketing is a big challenge. It takes a lot of time and effort and I’m not at all sure what works and what doesn’t work yet, since I’m so new. But I’m learning and hopefully getting better at it.
When you write, what is it that you hope your readers take away from your story?
I hope they had a good time and enjoyed the book and the characters.
Do you have any other stories you are currently writing or are planning to write?
Well, this is a prequel to the novel Relics, which was actually published first. That’s available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I also have Book 2 of The Thulukan Chronicles finished and submitted to my publisher. I’m getting ready to release the second short story prequel in the “Ghost” set in the next month or so. And I’m working on the third short story prequel in that set. Also I’m writing Book 3 of the main series. I have plans to do other short stories in the series and I also have a historical fantasy that I work on now and then.
Thanks a million for answering all my questions…and the others, Maer, it has been a real pleasure. As I said before, I have seen “Ghost Memory” online at Amazon. Is there anywhere else your book is available and what formats?
Yes, it’s on Kindle at Amazon. It’s also available at Smashwords, so most ebook formats can be found there.
You must be frozen solid by now, Maer, my mates have been pretty greedy with the heat, so I am going to let you go so you can toddle on home and warm up, but before you go is there anything else you want to add?
As I see Maer to the door and watch her drive off, I let out a deep breath and I'm glad that the interview went off smoothly and was very enjoyable.
But, then again, that is why Maer Wilson is so lovely, she has a great talent and a wonderful sense of humour!
Before she left, Maer left me with some extra goodies for you to check out as our time was unfortunately limited.
Ghost Memory Cover Blurb:
“Ghost Memory” is A Thulukan Chronicles Story set in the Relics universe. Bonus Material includes Chapter 1 from the novel Relics, Book 1 of The Thulukan Chronicles.
In case you want to know about Maer here is a little more about her:
Relics - Excerpt