First-time novelist Maura Satchell was born in New York but spent much of her life in the Nashville area. A former journalist, Maura has been published in national, state and local news outlets. She received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Middle Tennessee State University and it was in Nashville that she joined forces with Paul Lopes on this story and the accompanying screenplay.
One of nine children, Maura’s own children and stepchildren live in New York, California and the United Kingdom. She now lives in Florida with her husband and their dog. In addition to writing, the author spends time painting. In fact, the cover image incorporates one of her paintings of the Nashville skyline.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Purging my mind of ideas, thoughts and words that are bursting to be free. It is a compulsion and I have no choice in the matter. It drives those around me nuts when I get into that intense zone, but I really can't help myself.
What do your fans mean to you?
Seeing as how this is a debut novel, I can't really speak to that. Moreover, I'm not an ego-driven person so I'm not really sure how I'd / hopefully how I will react when I come face to face with real live fans! I suspect I'll love the experience as I generally love people anyway.
If walls could talk: Narrated by a stately 1900s Victorian beach home, this novel tells the story of the people that dwell within. She takes the reader on a Jersey Shore journey down memory lane, recalling historical events such as the Vietnam War, the 1960s, the death of Princess Diana, Y2K and September 11th. "A roller coaster ride of ups and downs right to the very last entertaining sentence."
Set in Nashville, music producer Matt Buckley is a huge professional success but his personal life is a mess. His father's death sends him floundering until a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger reminds Matt how precious life truly is. It's then he meets and falls for April, a songwriter with issues and children. Somehow, they find their way toward a happily ever after ... or one would hope.