Interview with Mary C. Blowers

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my inspiration. If it weren't for them, I couldn't be a successful writer. So I love to hear from them and get their feedback and ideas on what they want to read.
Who are your favorite authors?
Flannery O'Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Paramahansa Yogananda.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first one I remember is The Prophecy of Enchantria, which is now featured on Smashwords! It has gone through many revisions and there may be a new one in the works.
What is your writing process?
If I have a set non-fiction topic to write on, I will research and gather information until it begins to gel and take on a life of its own. If it's fiction, I just start writing and the same thing happens. At times I will start with an outline of what I think should happen (in fiction) and try to fill in the blanks.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember One Wish Too Many but it was not the first story I read. I was always interested in the unexplained so this type of story has guided my fiction writing.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly non-fiction health books! I do enjoy occasional well-written fiction when I desperately need an escape.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I learned that there were indie options, I wanted to do that. I am independent by nature and also smart enough to figure out how to self-publish. I also love that I can get real-time sales data online. There's nothing like that sense of accomplishment.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Advertising on Twitter has been very helpful. My followers are so kind and supportive and I believe that is where most of my sales have come from so far. Now that I am on Smashwords as well, and all the markets it publishes into, I expect to do even better.
When did you first start writing?
I did not start out writing but used to do role plays with my sister in childhood. We would pretend we were other people and have conversations as them. If she wasn't available, I would imagine scenarios and conversations in my head. I believe this prepared me to write dialogue in books.
Describe your desk
My desk is made of rattan and is a vintage style. My husband purchased it for me and said it is similar to Ernest Hemingway's desk. I love his writing so that made me happy.
Published 2017-12-26.
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Books by This Author

Hoarder's Nightmare
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Hoarder's Nightmare is like nothing you've ever read before. If you're fascinated by The Hoarders or any of the spin off shows, you'll love Hoarder's Nightmare. If you're a bit of a hoarder yourself, you may see yourself in the personalities herein.
Aftermath
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A woman comes upon her father's home, burned down. What happened, and what will she do?
50 Ways to Alleviate Boredom
Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Someone once told me that some people think they are depressed or tired, when in reality they are only bored. Try this list of boredom fighters. You will surely find some that intrigue you and make you happy again, free from depression, fatigue, or boredom and many of them are free.
The Psychology of Genius
You set the price! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Creative ability, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
A study in intelligence, what it is, and how to improve yours.
Christianity and Mysticism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural
Christianity and Mysticism is a perusal of Christian Mysticism, Rosicrucianism, Hermeticism, Kaballah, psychic mediums, and other topics relating to the spiritual life and death. Four Spiritual Laws of Christianity are linked inside, as well as a link to the author's blog at http://maryblowers.com.
Medieval Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A fictional horror story based on a true person, Countess Bathory. Set in the 1500's, it details how she might have killed her victims--and why. Learn about her reign of terror over her castle and servants.
Godly Expectations--Taking Shelter in Christ's Purpose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,680. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Demonic Attack in the Desert, From the very pit of hell. Pauline has no idea what’s in store as she pursues God’s purpose for her life. Soon she will be led into a snare with the insidious and evil dream gnome, and this time Tyler will be drawn in with her. Order now and read what happens next as demons and terror in the Arizona desert threaten to pull them apart. Scroll up and grab a copy today.
The Sunlight Diet -- Losing Impossible Weight Through Resetting Your Hormones
You set the price! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vitamins
Read this new diet theory that uses elements available to everyone to burn fat. Learn why your body stores fat and learn the best time to eat what; how many calories you should eat; how to determine your normal weight; and how to give up cravings forever. Learn how to utilize insulin and common vitamins to burn fat instead of sugar for permanent weight loss.
Blood Moon
You set the price! Words: 39,200. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Transgressional
Blood Moon is the second volume in the Anthology of the Heart series. Mary Blowers has once again pulled together authors from all over the globe to create a life-changing read. 12 Authors, some never before published, wrote on the subject of Transformation. Blood Moon is a multi-faceted title referring to the three blood moons that have already occurred and one to come later this year.
Where Dreams and Visions Live
You set the price! Words: 49,880. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A new venture by author Mary Blowers to provide an audience for 38 authors, many publishing for the first time. Challenge your beliefs about Dreams and Visions in this anthology of short stories, essays, and poems.
Vegetarianism: Is It for You?
You set the price! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
Significantly rewritten in 2015. This mini-ebook describes different types of vegetarian diets and how to become a vegetarian, providing information to help you determine if vegetarianism is right for you.
The Prophecy of Enchantria
You set the price! Words: 13,930. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Christian themed fantasy story for preteens featuring Pandora the heroine.
Anti Aging Secrets You Can Use Today
You set the price! Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
Ways to enhance your health and appearance to seemingly turn back the clock!
Ending Fatigue: When Waking Up is Hard to Do
You set the price! Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
This ebook reviews many different causes of fatigue and strategies to help you overcome it. I am uniquely qualified to present potential ways to regain your energy. I offer many practical methods for overcoming fatigue and restoring enjoyment to life.