Interview with Mary N Stamper

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Appalachia's mountains, up in the hollers of Clay City, Bloody Breathitt, Floyd County, Devil's Curve etc.., Kentucky. My side of the holler we were moonshiners, grew weed, carried double barrels, went barefoot, wore dirty over all's, wandered the mountains, killed and raised our food. We didn't eat the road kill lesson it's soft. Incest, inbreeding, rapes, beatings, and murders were valid in the remote mountains. Don't blame my Appalachia mountains even city folk with suit, ties and white priest collars do the same. So incest, inbreeding, rapes, beatings, and murders are alive in all the lands.
When did you first start writing?
My first pencil was a stick writing in the dirt in the Appalachian mountains about my sisters and me getting raped by uncles, older brothers and cousins. After getting kidnapped, beat and raped at gun point when I was nine then witnessing my two nine year old card playing Hillbilly girl friends get kidnapped, beat, raped, and shot by the same man, I have not stopped writing since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Surviving excessive amounts of beatings, rapes, murders, violent marriages and relationships, narcissistic abuse, robberies, criminals and crimes, four children were stolen the fifth became a bank robber with Jesse James. Being a female game-cock fighter, what's it's like being and exotic strip dancer, women in prisons and jails, how to cold turkey alcohol and drug abuse, I also survived worse case of MRSA in history, a 16,000 pound building falling on me, my ulcer exploded leaving me in a coma for nine months. I also maintained two full time jobs being in the top ten cooks during all the destruction. Three houses I owned were taken and you won't believe who took them making me homeless time and again.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm an indie author? YAY! I did not know this.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We'll see
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When people believe my horrific story.
What do your fans mean to you?
They can make or break, be mean or constructive, make me stronger or tell me something I didn't know.
What are you working on next?
I've written a lot of chapters and books, but because of my health it's hard to sit up longer than ten minutes at a time. So if I get these books published I'll be happy about that.
Who are your favorite authors?
Agatha Christie and Jerry Springer
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Java
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Looking for places online that will let me write at my own pace.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read blogs
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
OMG it was so clumsy and poorly written. I left home and school in fourth grade and didn't learn about punctuation, sentences, paragraphs, formatting etc. till a few years ago and I'm 62 now. It received two bad reviews. One from a stranger who totally discouraged me, but let me know it was poorly written and my aunt who didn't like me airing the families dirty laundry in public. It was titled; "Soldier's Reunion"
What is your writing process?
Usually I'm having a long episode of depression or bi-polar and something will trigger the past and I'll write forever when I'm having high anxiety.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first and only book I've read cover to cover is the Bible and I was in prison.
How do you approach cover design?
I choose an object from within each chapter then while searching I discover more ideas as I go. It takes two or three programs for the whole cover including fancy words matching everything. The sub-title is an object from towards the ending chapters and something no one would suspect is the reasoning for the title or sub-title till they read it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Flowers in the Attic because it's close to home. The Bible because, why not? Elegy because it's close to home. Hillbilly because it's close to home, and Harry Potter because it's fun.
What do you read for pleasure?
King James
What is your e-reading device of choice?
PC
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Honestly? Pissing off the family enough to buy them and find out what I wrote.
Describe your desk
An upside down milk crate.
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An upside down milk crate.
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An upside down milk crate.
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An upside down milk crate.
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An upside down milk crate.
Describe your desk
An upside down milk crate.
Describe your desk
An upside down milk crate.
Published 2018-06-06.
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Books by This Author

Elegy; Three Nine Year Old Card Playing Hillbilly Girls Were Kidnapped, Beaten and Raped, Two Were Shot!
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,680. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
"Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have forty years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Being an Appalachian inbred Hillbilly makes my story true and unique.
Murder Beyond Barbed Wire
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,640. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships
"Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have forty years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Being an Appalachian Inbred Hillbilly makes my story true and unique.
God Saw You Kill My Two Little Friends
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,660. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
"Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have forty years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Being an Appalachian inbred Hillbilly makes my story true and unique.
Dear Whack Job Narcissist, Bk. 6
Series: From Under My Blanket. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sexual abuse & harassment, Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
Your secret was safe with many of your victims and me for many years because we never told, but I'm a bone collector bring it on. Twenty years down the road you won't even notice that I escaped and flew away. Women are starting to have a voice these days and we're showing each other how to deal with, survive, recover, and leave a narcissistic abusive person. Leave before your sanity leaves!
Damn, I'm Not The Queen?! Book 5
Series: From Under My Blanket. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,710. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships
I'm a survivor of many beatings and rapes under knives and guns. I witnessed the violent beating, rape and murder of two nine year old card playing hillbilly girls at the hands of the same man who beat and raped me the day before. I have children by some of these rapist, abusive violent husbands and narcissist, but were stolen. I'm not in the #ME TOO movement, I'm in the #I SURVIVED movement.
Last Call; Fire & Brimstone Bk. 4
Series: From Under My Blanket. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery
Alcohol and drugs are as in the last days of our lives or even the earth's last days of existence, there will always be that "Last Call" for your vises before total destruction. Sodom and Gomorrah has nothing on today's alcohol and drug related society. People literally explode from alcoholism, either their liver, stomach or some other vital organs fail or bloat.
Meet Me at the Laundry Facility Book 3
Series: From Under My Blanket. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Criminal, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Stories no one has told about women in prisons and jails who I know personally. What these women went through on the outside world is shocking. What they end doing is even more shocking. We're criminals, drug dealers, prostitutes, thieves, and drug addicts thrown in together who help each other survive on the outside and inside behind bars. The truth about women and sexual relations behind bars.
Exotic Strip Dancing "Puttin on the Ritz" Bk. 2
Series: From Under My Blanket. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sexual enhancement
Exotic strip dancing is not glamorous, it's one of the most dangerous, horrifying at times, underpaid, and unappreciated professions. Many exotic strip dancers paid a life savings for dancing lessons, karate, pole dancing, acrobatics, and outfits just to break even on most nights. Know how many people they pay before even leaving for the night?
"Pretty Cock" Bk. 1
Series: From Under My Blanket. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations & Conspiracies
I was forced to be a female cock fighter by my violent, abusive husband for fourteen years, but the attention and money was good. I was winning trophies and taking country boy's money in the biggest arenas in three states. Everyone in every arena or barn scratch fights were betting on me because they knew I was being backed and trained by three of the best cock fighters in three states.
Hillbilly Writin Room Russian Watch Full Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,640. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Corrosive Full Circle Chapter 8
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Kicking Rocks Chapter 7
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
M.A.D.D. Chapter 6
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,720. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Proverbial Plate My Ass Chapter 5
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Muddy Waters Chapter 4
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Running Red Lights Chapter 3
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Charlatan Chapter 2
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Bush Hog Chapter 1
Series: Russian Watch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only true stories of violence, murders, beatings, crimes, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism, inmates, stolen children, homelessness, narcissistic abuse, and nasty words. I have fifty three years of experience in these subjects and twenty six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.