Just like me, Macie also has her first Scarlet Rose out with The Wild Rose Press this year and plans on writing more...
Love the cover of Teasing the Muse, very sexy! Right, shall we get on with the interview? Over to you...
Who is your favourite author and why?
It depends on the genre. I read extensively in various genres, so I have lots of favorites. Women’s Fiction/Romance: Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picolt, Debbie Macomber, Maggie Shayne, Eloisa James. Mystery: Linda Fairstein, Lisa Scottoline, Stephen King. Thriller: Jonathan Maberry, Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston. Young Adult: Shannon Delaney, Suzanne Collins. There are too many others to name.
2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I was twelve years old and wrote a short story that was rejected by Family Circle. Back then, fifty years ago, there were lots of magazines that had short stories. I wrote on a portable typewriter in the basement of our home. I wrote all through school and nursing school. I always considered myself a writer and when I got my first sale (an essay in Cats magazine), I knew I was a “real” writer. I still love writing short stories and search for markets for them.
3) Describe your writing space?
I write at a small desk at the back of my living room sofa so I can see out into my little yard. I usually have two cats on the top of the sofa watching me. So far they haven’t critiqued any of my work.
4) What are you reading now?
A very different book: John Farris’ “Son of the Endless Night” – a novel from 1980s recommended by Stephen King. I find I can learn a lot from all genres. I love to be scared and this book scares me.
5) How many books have you written? Which is your favourite?
I’ve written four complete novels. My favorite is my time-travel to Camelot because I “prove” that Guinevere was innocent of adultery. I’ve been to Glastonbury several times and love the countryside – so I love the book that takes place there.
6) What comes first, plot or characters?
Plot (story) seems to come first with me and then the characters appear.
7) Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
I’m always writing something – I work on several projects at once – so I can never have writer’s block.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
9) Tell us about your latest book?
Writing as Macie Carter, I had a Scarlet Rosette, Teasing the Muse, published by The Wild Rose Press. It was my first, and so far, only erotic romance and I wrote it on a whim. However, I just completed The Last Prophecy, a retelling of the werewolf legend. I’ve submitted it to an editor who requested it.
10) What’s next for you?
Retirement from my day job is coming soon and then I’ll be writing “full time”. I’m now working on a book with an older heroine and hero. It may be difficult to sell but it is the book of my heart. Love knows no age – Morgan and I prove that.
Your new book sounds very romantic to me, Macie - is it erotic or mainstream? I LOVE older heroes and heroines...seeing as we get sexier, wiser and more daring as we get older, don't we?
Glad you love Glastonbury and the UK in general! I love England too, LOL!
Over to you readers....