1. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
Historical. So far, only published in Historical Romance, but soon, I am coming out with a mainstream historical set during the American Civil War.
2. What’s your favorite beverage?
3. If you had to listen to one song over and over again for a whole day, what would it be?
Sister Hazel, Change Your Mind. It is a life anthem.
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
Editing. Endings. Editing endings.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’d like to summer in Dublin and winter in Venice, because both places felt like home when I visited, and both leave lots of scope for other travel in Europe and surrounding areas.
6. Are you an avid reader? When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?
I read as much as I can, almost always historical.
7. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
Wherever I can. There is no rhyme or reason to it.
8. Tell me about your ideal reader.
The ideal reader of the Sailing Home Series (and all of my currently available books) reads Historical Romance, and enjoys characters who have been broken before they start, but still get a happy ending.
9. If you were to choose one superpower, what would it be?
10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
‘Tis Her Season was just published, Book Two in the Sailing Home Series. (Re-release from the Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem box set). It is a prequel novella. Next up, likely this fall, you will see Blind Tribute, which is a mainstream historical about a Civil War newspaper editor with divided loyalties.
Be sure to come back to read more about Mariana and her book, ‘Tis Her Season, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Happy Reading!
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**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Mariana is giving away an e-copy of one of her books (winner’s choice from her list at www.Marianagabrielle.com/books.html) to one reader who comments on this Author Peek or Karen’s Killer Book Bench blogs. Thank you, Mariana, for sharing your story with us.
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