Interview with Mimi Boyle

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Ideas. They also keep me up at night.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
Describe your desk
It's a hot mess desk. Cluttered. Empty water bottles and wine glasses and beer cans. Random scraps of paper, lighters, drawing pencils and erasers and BOTH of my computers. And that's just today.
Who are your favorite authors?
Margaret Atwood, Shirley Jackson, Poe, Shakespeare, Sandra Brown, Philippa Gregory, Alison Wier, and many others.
What are you reading right now?
Henry V: The Warrior King of 1415 by Ian Mortimer, the second book I've read by him. I like medieval biographies. I'm also reading Nourished by That Which Consumes by Joseph Ephraim and Artful: A Novel by Peter David. Oh, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like fantasy, the classics, mysteries, biographies and history, especially medieval/war.
When did you first start writing?
I don't remember.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Lubbock, Texas, and I don't think so.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Honestly, none of them. Twitter is an interesting networking tool, much better than Facebook. My blog gets a few hits a day. But I've only recently published my book and my paid marketing hasn't had time to work yet. FYI, I think that will be the most effective.
What is Saturday about?
Saturday is a bird's eye view of a group of college students, the popular, rich kids. It started off as a collection of short stories and they became intertwined. The underlying story is about perception, particularly when you're young. When I started this project I was in college again, this time old enough to mother half my classmates, but I don't look my age. That was an exercise in perception. The person you are inside doesn't matter if people can't see past what's on the outside.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A witch is wrongly accused of murder and condemned to die. Her death cries invoke a curse that destroys a small idyllic town and will ultimately threaten to destroy the world. "Aradia's Curse" is a sample from that book, which is in progress. I hope to have the book completed April 2015.
Published 2014-10-30.
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Books by This Author

Aradia's Curse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,820. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Distraught parents George and Sophie seek the help of a woods witch in the birth of their child. When Aradia's efforts fail, she is blamed for the child's death and suffers a horrible death. Things turn truly bizarre when the child awakens, but Aradia’s death cries invoke a curse that destroys Brooks Valley and will haunt lives of those involved for generations to come.
Saturday
Price: Free! Words: 19,210. Language: American English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Everything changes on Saturday night. How far would you go to belong?