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When did you know that you wanted to be a serious writer?
I went back to school after my only child was school age and he decided I was no longer his best friend. I had always wanted to be a teacher, so I took classes at my local community college and began pursuing a career in child development. One semester, my speech class instructor encouraged me to enter a writing contest about Martin Luther King. My speech won second place, although I know my “writing” was actually better than the guy that took first place. I didn’t care because I realized that this was a “speech” contest and he had a much better delivery than I did. I smiled and happily accepted the $100 and 2nd place certificate. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a serious writer.
Where do you find inspiration as a writer?
Like most writers, I find inspiration in everything I see and hear. I love to people watch, animal watch, nature watch, and simply observe life in general. But I especially love it when a subject just speaks to me. That’s how is was with the subject matter of my new book. There are a lot of elements to it; adultery, murder, secret experiments, but the whole thing centers on MERMAIDS; something I've always been fascinated by.
“Experimenting With Murder” came into existence as a result of an idea I’ve had for years. It wasn’t until I saw the airing of the television program "Mermaids: The New Evidence" that I decided to finally start working on this project. I was impressed how The Animal Planet channel took a "docufiction" and injected a little bit of fact with fantasy. I decided to do the same thing with my book. In it, I reference an actual event that occurred several years ago in New Zealand’s Farewell Spit. Unfortunately, the massive whale beachings that I mention in this story are still occurring (as recent as January 2014). While the plight of so many whales is a sad thing, I think I've made a wise choice in subject matter for a book.
This was my first time reading Kristy Moseley.I enjoyed the story and her writing style and I'll read more of her work in the future. The sex scenes were not raunchy (although I don't mind a little raunch :-) They could have been a little more descriptive, but it was such a heartwarming love story - it didn't matter. I wouldn't mind finding out what happens after the twins.
Apart from the obvious - the formatting and technical stuff that we hate to go back and fix (myself included :-) the story was a good one, just too short. My first time reading Marion but I'll read her again.
Heart On Fire
on March 20, 2013
Very well written and truly for the romantic at heart, werekind and all. Mitchell could sure teach the human male species a thing or two about ladies coming first (pun intended). Great Work!
I found The Finest Line to be an enjoyable read and the characters mostly likeable, in spite of bratty Mairead’s outbursts. The reader gets a clear view of who they are, from the author’s great sense of character development. Occasional veering off track because of the various plots and subplots (which can be a bit distracting) didn’t keep the author from pulling it all together and holding the reader’s attention. I’m a first time reader, but I plan to check out the second book in the series.
The author created such wonderful character development with Nadia and Reuben. The couple sound like a pair that every reader probably knows or can relate to. But Nadia's experiences when she's lured away from Reuben are anything BUT typical! This was one magical journey that I for one will never forget (just like poor Nadia :-) Great job!
This was a nice touch to the beauty and the beast angle; certainly with all the passion and lust that we always imagined between the two historical characters. I’d say Isabelle was a pretty lucky lady to even be given to the dragon, considering she wasn’t really “the beauty of the village”, but simply “ the only marriageable girl left.” I enjoyed this whimsical tale, predictable or not. I found it entertaining.