Interview with Mary Ann Carman

What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I like to read mystery, either cosy or high drama. Both hold my interest usually way past when I should be in bed sleeping.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my phone with a Kindle app. It's easy for me and I can read where ever I go.
Describe your desk
My desk is very cluttered with my next book in various piles across the front end and my laptop computer on the other side. Living in Arizona, I also have a small fan because it gets really hot writing love scenes in Tucson.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kansas, Wichita and Hutchinson areas. I'm not sure that where I grew up influenced my writing as much as my family did. Family is very important to me and I try to show family issues in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing off and on all my life. The first time I was told by a professor that I should write for a living was 1986, unfortunately I didn't listen at the time. It took me another 10 years to get going in that direction but I'm glad I finally did.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean everything. Without them there would really be no reason to write. Of course, I can't really stop writing, but they sure make it more worthwhile.
What are you working on next?
I'll be getting the second book of the Clan Hewit series out before the end of the year and hope to have the third book done soon after that. I have a couple of other mss complete, but still need to work on them a little before I get them published, and I'd like to get going on a contemporary mystery.
Who are your favorite authors?
JA Jance, Jim & Joyce Lavene, Heather Blake, John Sandford - just to name a few that I've been reading recently.
Published 2014-11-03.
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Books by This Author

Something Blue
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,090. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Lost or Abducted In the thick of the San Bernardino Mountains, change came quickly to Terri. The day started like any other but surrounded by forest - all that changed. Peace or Chaos Helena returned from Maui relaxed, but chaos erupted when a young girl went missing and she needed to join the search. Greed or Proof of Value Damien had a scheme, he contacted James Thornton to set it up, but in
Life's Eclipse
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,680. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The earth is crisscrossed with ley lines. Many believe their power comes through the mystical megaliths which sit at the vortexes. Will ancient spiritualism dictate the future or not?
Something Borrowed
Series: Love After Life. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,980. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Helena Foster is frightened. Her parents were abducted in the Maui airport. The reason—she doesn't want to imagine. Alarmed and edgy, she must interpret their message. With Jeffrey, her ghostly companion, she begins her search for the man who craves her talents. Can she locate them in time? Will he sacrifice them in his eagerness to reach his goal?
Clan Hewit Trilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 263,780. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The strength of Clan Hewit is heart. Wherever they are or however distant they travel from home the bond of heart endures. Born in an age of chaos and misfortune, war and recklessness, the men and women of Clan Hewit will never be discouraged from persevering.
It's About Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The sorceress Mére commands her world. She can't stand being second to anyone. She despises Beth for taking Todd away from his writing and away from her. She uses her opalescent moonstone and the powers it gives her to pull Todd into her world, the world of her book. But she hadn't planned on Beth's power and the power of love.
Something New
Series: Love After Life. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Helena and Jeffrey learn that Michael Ennis, a detective with the Mission Park PD and a friend, has a lead to a Pro Shop robbery that happen shortly after their wedding-that-didn't-happen.
Something Old
Series: Love After Life. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,340. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When Helena Foster awoke on her wedding day she sensed something was off. She had no idea how right she was. Disaster strikes and Helena must find the person responsible for taking away her future, but is it really gone or does it just seem like it is?
Up to No Good
Series: Clan Hewit Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,020. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Anora doesn't understand the reason for being snatched away from everything she's ever known but she will soon find out that things are not always what they seem. Roger St Martin is a dangerous man, and Anora's betrothed. Is he the reason she was kidnapped? Is she being saved from a fate she could never imagine?
The Creek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Summer school is over! Christina is ready for vacation time with her best friend Valerie. Watching her brother Todd was not in her plans for the time before fall classes would start. Neither was the heart-stopping panic she felt when losing him at The Creek.
All Will Be Well
Series: Clan Hewit Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,230. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Kieran must recover his family lands from the Sasannaich. Taking Juliana to wife is the only way. Juliana travels the path of her dreams, until the Irish enemy crashes into her life. Mistrust and hostility, intertwine with their personal dreams and nightmares from their past to build a web of deception that threatens to tear them apart before they've ever had a chance to find love.
Never To Love
Series: Clan Hewit Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,940. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Ciannait yearns for undying love, but she vows revenge for her father’s murder. Battles rage across the Ireland as she learns this is a difficult task. A witch and healer, will Ciannait end up Never To Love?