Today I had the pleasure of interviewing an up and coming author named Mary F Allen. She is based in New York, and is a book and chocolate lover. She is currently editing her first novel, titled Anam.
Q: What is the first thing you would want someone to know about you?
A: That I love books and writing. (and of course chocolate!)
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: I have been writing for fun ever since I was a child. Only within the past two years did I realize the passion I have for it.
Q: What inspires you to write? Do you have a muse?
A: I make myself write everyday even when I am not inspired at all. I guess if I had to pick a muse, it would be the characters for my book, lol, they are like imaginary friends who get annoyed when you ignore them!
Q: Tell me about your first novel. What inspired it?
A: My first book is a fantasy novel called Anam. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Lord of the Rings. One of the characters seemed to come into my head out of no where many years ago. I love fantasy books, my inspiration has been all the fantasy books I have read and loved.
Q: If you could only have one type of chocolate for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Milk chocolate, no question about it!
Q: What is your favorite book and what do you like about it?
A: Oh gosh, I dont know if I could pick just one. My favorite at the moment is Lord of the Rings trilogy. I love the details the Tolkien puts into the story and how he makes you feel like you are in the middle of the story.
Q: What criteria does a book have to meet for you to consider it a “good book”?
A: For me to consider it a good book, the story has to hold me and make me care about the characters.
Q: If you could meet one historical figure, who would it be and why?
A: It would have to be King Henry the VIII’s sister, Mary, Queen of France. Because I just finished a book about her by Jean Plaidy. The book made me curious about the real woman.
Q: Is there anything else about yourself you want the world to know?
A: That I love animals, talking to people and being by the ocean.
You can find Mary on twitter here: https://twitter.com/MaryAWriter