Interview with Mary Reason Theriot

What are you working on next?
Currently I am working on another thriller. A stalker has become obsessed with an "escort" and sees each of her clients as competition.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love to read period. However, my favorite authors are Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Jackson, James Patterson, John Sanford and Heather Graham.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family is what keeps me going each and every day. Without their love and support I would have never even ventured into writing.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing about two years ago. In 2001 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. As the disease progressed I became more limited in what activities I could actually do. My daughter is the one who actually encouraged me to start writing. Now I consider writing to be a great therapy in my own personal fight against the disease.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
With writing I can let my creativity and imagination flow. There are no boundaries as to where the books can take you.
How do you approach cover design?
When I work on the covers to my books I take into consideration all aspects of the plot. My daughter has been a great help in the design process. I would be lost without her.
What do you read for pleasure?
My favorite genre is paranormal and the supernatural. There is just something so thrilling when I am reading a book about a haunted house.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
At first I was against eBook readers. However, now I would be completely lost without my Kindle. I like the fact that I can blow up the words to where I can see. My husband loves that I can read in bed without having to bother with a lamp on.
Describe your desk
My favorite place to write is sitting out in the living room on my recliner. This way I can still be a part of the family while I am busy typing away.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Currently when I am not writing my daughter and I are finding a new recipe that we would like to try. Cooking has always been one thing that I was never good at and I am ready to tackle this fear. You can find the recipes that were successes on my blog, www.maryreasontheriot.me.
Published 2013-10-06.
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Books by This Author

Chilly the Snowman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Before the first snow in Louisiana could melt, Theresa and her friends rushed outside to build their very own snowman. After they built their rather funny looking snowman, Andrew realized that his Papa’s lucky fishing hat was just what Chilly the Snowman needed. The children were all surprised when Andrew placed the hat on Chilly’s head and he came to life!
Rayne Emily Deer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Rayne Emily Deer has always dreamed of helping guide Santa’s sleigh for Christmas. Even though the other reindeer constantly pick on her, she refuses to stop believing that one day her dream may come true. When a heavy snowstorm sweeps across the North Pole, everyone starts to worry. Will Christmas be canceled, or will Rayne Emily Deer’s dream finally come true?
The NIghtmare Witch Saga - Lizzy Comes to Town
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,210. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A surprise inheritance brings Lizzy Bradford and her father to Blackwater Bayou, Louisiana. But the house is the smallest of the surprises in store for young Lizzy. Lizzy starts to learn more about her past, and the secrets that her mother had hidden from her father as the past comes back to haunt the future.
Secrets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sometimes, what happens behind closed doors should stay there… When the women of Springport, Louisiana found a new stay at home job—being a virtual Dominatrix—they are excited about the easy money. But some of these women will pay with their lives. As the city is plagued with unsolved murders, Detectives LeDoux and Riley are faced with the job of finding out what is true, and what is make believe
A Cajun Easter Evangeline Celebrates Pacques
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Easter & Lent
Evangeline, Chloe the Crawfish and all of their friends are anxious for Pacques and the Easter Egg Pocking Contest. Come along and join the fun as they celebrate a Cajun Easter.
Redemption
Series: Where Darkness Reigns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,760. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Josie is determined to find the vampire who turned her a century ago. What she didn't expect to find was a blood trafficking ring. Can she stop this injustice or does the corruption run deeper than she feared?
Come Count With Evangeline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 360. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
Come join Evangeline and Chloe the Crawfish in this next adventure. Along the way you will learn not only how to count, but count in Cajun French as well. Evangeline and Chloe are on the way to their favorite fishing hole. I wonder how many friends they will meet along the way. Come along and count with me.
Chloe the Crawfish and the Rougarou
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Come join Evangeline and Chloe the Crawfish in this next adventure. Along the way you will learn a few more Cajun French words. Evangeline rushes to warn Chloe the Crawfish and her friends that Ryan the Rougarou is up to no good. The group of friends must decide on just what they should do. If not, Ryan the Rougarou will destroy Chloe’s house.
Evangeline Meets Chloe the Crawfish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Come join Evangeline on her next adventure. Along the way you will learn a few more Cajun French words. Evangeline can hear the fish calling her name. The weather is perfect and the worms, nice and fat. Now that her chores are done she can finally go fishing. Evangeline is in such a hurry that she doesn’t pay attention to the tiny crawfish-houses.
Zombie Shuffle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 280. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Come follow the Zombie Kids as they head to school. Watch as they shuffle about town. It is quite funny to watch as they dance the Zombie Shuffle.
No One Left
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,160. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Warning- No One Left is written in the style of a true conspiracy and blurs the line between truth and fiction. Be sure to go into this book with an open mind, and ready to have your mind twisted with what you are about to read.
Squishy the Octopus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Squishy the little octopus. He has eight arms and if he concentrates really hard he can let out a small puff of ink. With the help of his friends, Swirls the Seahorse, and Shelley the Mermaid, Squishy learns how to remain calm and not lose his temper.
Evangeline's Gumbo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Cooking & Food
Evangeline has watched her grand’mere in the kitchen and just knows she can cook a good gumbo. After all, her grand’mere says that gumbo can be made from just about anything, even scraps of meat. Come join Evangeline in her first adventure.
Haunted Visions
Series: Where Darkness Reigns. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,640. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Detective Grace Hutcherson suddenly discovers her pyschic ability is more pronounced. The dead call out to her, begging for her help. In order to stop the serial killer from taking more victims she must learn how to use her new abilities. Her very life could depend on it.
Monsters Everywhere
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 230. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
The moon is out. It’s time for all the little monsters to come out. They like to play while you like to sleep. By the moonlight and by the starlight, they laugh and giggle. Every day from there to here and from here to there, monsters are everywhere.
Seduced By Voodoo
Series: Where Darkness Reigns. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,070. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The battle of good versus evil will soon take place in the bayous of New Orleans, Louisiana. Bianca Honore with her new vampire lover, Joshua, will raise an army of living dead. Can Father Mark Trahan stop this ever growing evil before it is too late?
CarnEvil of Souls
Series: Where Darkness Reigns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,290. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Come one, come all, and join in the fun. The CarnEvil of Souls is only open at night. Do you dare enter this Land of Illusion? Joshua has spent centuries making sure that his carnival is one of a kind. Instead of the bearded lady, you get vampires; no wolf boy to capture your attention instead you get werewolves. Do you dare enter?
A Deadly Combination
Series: Where Darkness Reigns. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
What happens when you combine Mafia, Voodoo, Zombies, and Betrayal all in one book? You get “A Deadly Combination” The Mafia Prince believes he has found a way to get to his enemies without ever going near them. First he must convince the voodoo priestess to help him. She readily accepts. She wants to be the most powerful voodoo queen that has ever lived.
A Kiss So Deadly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Love…… Betrayal……. Murder……. Ghosts……… A Haunted Plantation…… After the tragic death of her parents, Bridgette turned the family plantation into a Bed and Breakfast. Now, if only she could keep the ghosts from scaring away her quests. In all her years of living here, they all seemed to commingle in peace. Were they possibly upset that she opened the family home to strangers?
Seven Deadly Sins
Series: Sins of Bear Corner. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,120. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
He must save the town of Bear Corner, Louisiana from the wicked. The first of the seven sinners, Pride, has been cleansed of her sins. He has six more to go before his mission is complete. God chose him for this mission. He must eradicate the sinners. Only when those sinners have atoned to their sins will his mother be allowed entry into heaven.
Echoes On The Bayou
Series: Sins of Bear Corner. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,870. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Mia Arnold has moved back to Bear Corner, Louisiana. She wants to be closer to her parents and help her mother take care of her ailing father. Mia’s life is going so well. She believes she may even be falling in love with the handsome Detective Chad Picou. Then the hurricane strikes, changing the lives of those living in Bear Corner forever.
Deadly Seduction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,260. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In the shadows of the room she waits to make her move. She watches him, calculating and wondering if he is her true love. Her life is so cold and empty without love. If only he knew how desperately she needs him, needs his love. Teasingly, she walks across the room. The candlelight flickers romantically across the room. The setting is perfect. He is the one. She knows it…
Horror in the Night
Series: The Secrets of Whispering Willows. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,950. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Gregory Ferris has been in the business of scaring people on a regular basis for years. His haunted house is legendary. The public and media refer to him as the “master of horror”; wondering how he gets his Halloween props to look so life-like. With each prop he likes to let his imagination run wild. Would his fans looks at him the same way if they knew the truth?
Above Suspicion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,580. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Detective Rick Baptiste moved to Bayou Black, Louisiana to get away from the senseless violence that seemed to plague the city of N’Awlins. After years of working homicide in N'Awlins, Detective Baptiste saw how truly twisted the human mind can be. Now that same evil seems to have infiltrated this peaceful town he has been calling home these last few months.
Dr. Frankenstein
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a surgeon who likes to play God in his own unique way? A surgeon that has a curiosity unlike any other doctor you have encountered? What would happen if the doctor you entrusted with your very life deserted you on the operating table?
The Hideaway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,470. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A nightmare is about to unfold in the idyllic town of Hope, Louisiana. Somewhere in the night, evil is in on the hunt. Suddenly Hope has become a dumping ground for the mutilated bodies of young women. Only the killer knows what sick and twisted tortures he has planned for his victim.
The Traveler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A new nightmare is about to unfold for Jordan Sanders. David Thorguson is finally being transported to Springport, Louisiana but someone has different plans. Evil lurks, waiting to set The Hunter free. The Traveler torments the same people who bullied him in school. Death is too good for them. What he has planned is far worse.