Interview with Mary Wallace

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far it has been direct contact (email, phone, in person) with potential customers. I hope to soon reach out with my blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and others.
Describe your desk
It's an antique oak desk purchased from an estate sale in Austin, TX.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Alabama. While my novel is pure fiction, Framing Aggie Falk was written because there are so many women who are abused by someone, most often a husband or a boyfriend. It's an epidemic all over America and I hope my book will show women that there's always a way out of an abusive situation. In Aggie Falk's case, she made her escape because of something that had happened to her young daughter, afraid that if she stayed any longer, Nell might become just like her mother.
When did you first start writing?
I won my first writing contest when I was eleven years old. The contest was a Birmingham News event, and I won First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention three years running. I later won contests in college for short stories and essays. More recently I spend my time writing novels.
Published 2015-03-10.
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Books by This Author

Sometimes Y for Yak
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,230. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00)
Hazy Burton comes of age in 1950's Alabama as she sets out to rescue abandoned dogs. Sometimes Y for Yak is the heartwarming story of a girl and her family, friendship, animals, sadness, tragedy and ultimate triumph as she learns the meaning of unconditional love, forgiveness and acceptance. Often comic with colorful characters, the novel will take readers on a journey they will not soon forget.
Framing Aggie Falk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,470. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00)
When Aggie divorced her abusive husband and won full custody of their daughter, she'd believed her nightmare was over. But he's back ten years later, only this time he's dead. When his powerful father claims she's the killer, Aggie hires a retired deputy to prove her innocence. In the process he uncovers evil in the form of greed, corruption, and a sordid sex triangle in the small southern town