What ten things do you most enjoy?
That’s pretty much a “given.” I’ve been doing it since I was six and suffer withdrawal if so much as a week passes without working on a WIP, or starting something new. Can we say addiction/obsession?
I love getting lost in a story and read everything from mysteries and thrillers to romance, YA, fantasy and horror. As soon as I finish a book, I start another. I’m always reading something!
3. Folklore, Myth, Urban Legends and Cryptozoology
I’m fascinated by the stuff. I have a regular Monday feature on my blog called Mythical Monday where I share information on a creature from folklore, a bit of myth or an urban legend each week. I’ve even got a novel planned around the Mothman, a mysterious creature seen in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, around the time of the Silver Bridge collapse in 1967.
I love all animals but I’m a feline fanatic. Cats and writers just naturally go together. My last cat, Onyx, passed away a little over a year ago and I’ve been cat-less ever since. I hope to welcome a new special feline into my life at some point in the future.
5. The Beach
Whether I’m visiting, writing a novel with a coastal location, or reading a book set along the shoreline, I heart the beach! Sometimes I write and read while visiting—the best of all three worlds!
Especially American History. There are so many intriguing people who lived in the past and took part in the events that shaped the U.S. I’m awed and captivated whenever I delve into history.
7. Old Photographs
Which kind of ties in with #6 above. It’s cool to look at those grainy images from days past, especially when we have You Tube vids and camera phone pics for such easy consumption.
8. Exploring Old Graveyards
It makes me stop and think about the people who lived in those times. The bulk of them never made it to a history book, but they still had a hand in shaping their era in time.
Give me a live band or a DJ and I can stay on the dance floor all night!
10. Once Upon a Time
The only TV show I make a point to watch each week. I follow most of the actors on Twitter and am addicted to the show, especially the story line between Mr.Gold/ Rumpelstiltskin and Belle.
Oops! I guess that’s eleven. Still, I couldn’t survive a day without my daily Twitter streams!
Reagan Cassidy is settled in her life. She has a thriving interior design firm, an upscale condo, two cats, and a goldfish. As a favor to her uncle, she agrees to team up with his marine archeologist friend to validate and retrieve a nineteenth-century journal, reputedly that of a passenger aboard the doomed schooner Twelfth Sun. Finding a hunky twenty-five-year-old coming out of the shower in her hotel room wasn’t part of the deal, but it’s hard to complain…
Dr. Elijah Cross is cocky and he knows it. He enjoys trading barbs with the lovely Reagan. Barbs, and some innuendo. He can tell she’d rather get back home to her business than stick around for the extended treasure hunt they’ve been talked into, but he’s fine with the situation. At least, until the “clues” start getting personal.
Reagan finds Dr. Gorgeous is as skilled in matters of the heart as he is behind the lectern. Throw in a series of clues which mean more to Elijah than he’ll explain, several odd-ball competitors out to win the journal, a saboteur, and a lavish seaside mansion, and Reagan has enough trouble keeping her head straight, let alone her heart.
WARNING: Younger man, older woman, nautical riddles and romance.
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Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars. She snagged the tail of a comet, hitched a ride, and discovered her writer’s Muse on the journey.
Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.
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