**Author Peek** Interview with Mary Anne Edwards

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**AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with



Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.

I was born in Mercedes, Texas, but moved to Georgia when I was five years old, which was a very long time ago. I’ve been married to the most practically perfect man on Earth for almost 35 years. We recently adopted a five-year-old Tuxedo cat named Gertrude. I used to show Appaloosa horses and teach aerobics. I love to read and watch crime dramas but I don’t have much time for it anymore. My husband and I also love to travel. I refuse to jaywalk and I cry at the drop of a pin.

1. How did you get started writing?

My mother used to write poems and such, so I grew up thinking that’s what I was supposed to do. I had a few short stories published then decided to write with my husband’s encouragement. My first manuscript was finished but put on a shelf. One day I may dust it off and have it published. “Brilliant Disguise” is the first book in the Charlie McClung Mysteries.

2. What genre(s) do you write in and why?

I write traditional mysteries with a touch of romance. My genre could also be classified as Romantic Suspense or Modern Cozy. I love all kinds of mysteries so I decided that I should write what I love.

3. What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

I think I’m invisible! I swear, every car on the road is out to smash my little red car. But when I’m not dodging cars, I think about my current manuscript.

4. What is your favorite part of writing?

Creating my own little worlds, saying and doing things I’d never do. I am master of my own universe!

5. What is your least favorite part of writing?

Editing! It’s so humbling and embarrassing. I can’t self-edit, no way, no how. How many mistakes have you found so far? LOL.

6. Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Who would they be and why? Cary Grant and Natalie Wood because I think they are the most attractive, graceful, and suave actors ever.

7. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?

Real life and music, plus a wild and crazy imagination. No, I’m not crazy … what? One of the voices in my head said that was up for debate.

8. Tell me about your ideal reader.

Someone who enjoys a good, clean, believable mystery and who will fall in love with my characters. Oh, and someone who will leave a review and tell the world about my books. Seriously, I deeply appreciate anyone who reads my books.

9. What is your “go to” routine that helps you get in the mood to write? Special beverage? Music? Etc.

My big comfy chair next to a sunny window with a big glass of Dr Pepper Ten by my side.

10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published? “Criminal Kind” is the third book in the Charlie McClung Mysteries. It takes place two weeks after the second book ends. It will be released June 30, 2015. The cover reveal will be May 22, 2015


Links to Mary Anne’s website, blog, books, etc.



Amazon Author Page:






Amazon Brilliant Disguise:

Amazon A Good Girl:


BE SURE TO COME BACK to read more about Mary Anne, her releases, and an excerpt from both BRILLIANT DISGUISE and A GOOD GIRL on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Happy Reading!


Burst_08**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**:  Mary Anne is giving away an E-copy of both BRILLIANT DISGUISE and A GOOD GIRL to one lucky reader who comments on her *Author Peek* Interview or Karen’s Killer Book Bench blogs. Don’t miss the chance to read these books! Thanks, Mary Anne, for sharing your stories with us!

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53 Responses to **Author Peek** Interview with Mary Anne Edwards

  1. Thank you, Karen, for having me today! Thank you and Good luck to all who stop by.

  2. Liz Evans says:

    Wonderful interview, I’m such a big fan of Mary Anne.I’ve read both of her amazing books but I wanted to stop by to show my support & I can’t wait for the cover reveal Friday. See ya them xoxo

  3. Karin says:

    Doesn’t everyone have a voice in their head that doesn’t aree with what we say??? Enjoyed reading more about you and can hardly wait for book 3!

  4. Mercedes Prizmonte says:

    Thanks for writing

  5. heather fellows says:

    Mary Ann Edwards loved the interview!! You rock!

  6. Lisa McCullough says:

    Great interview. I loved learning more about you. Congratulations on your newest book. I’m sure it will be a success!! I’m looking forward to the cover reveal! <3

  7. Hi, Mary Anne! Hmmm…why won’t you jaywalk?? I lived in Montreal for several years, and pedestrians there are lawless when it comes to jaywalking, so I guess I learned to do it young. 😉

    Was your first manuscript (the one on the shelf) a mystery, too?

    • Hey Barbara!

      I don’t jaywalk because I’m afraid I’ll get hit. I know, I need professional help. My first manuscript, Useless Beauty, is not a mystery, I guess it would be women’s fiction, maybe? Thank you for stopping by.

  8. Amy Garrett says:

    Loved learning more about Mary Anne! Thank you!

  9. JJ says:

    😛 😀 😮
    Lovely cover for GG w/ the mirror and lush trees. Would’ve been cool if Brilliant Disguise were a melting clock.

  10. Thanks for a great interview. Mary Anne always provides her readers with a very interesting read. Hope I’m a lucky individual and win an e-book. robeader53@yahoo.com

  11. Nancy Huddleston says:

    Hey, congratulations on your cover reveal and your new book. I love your cats name. We joked about naming our last daughter Gertrude Nadine. Beause with my southern accent it’s sounded funny.

    • Thank you, Nancy, for stopping by. Gertrude is a real southern kitty with an attitude. She’s on a diet and none too happy about it. I love the name Gertrude Nadine! I’m deeply grateful for your support and encouragement.

  12. Lane Stone says:

    Hi Mary Anne:
    You’re so much fun to hang out with. Maybe that’s how you created a character who is fun to spend time with. Hmmm.
    Love your books,

  13. Ashley Stevenson says:

    Hi love your books 🙂

  14. Missi Metz says:

    Hello Mary Anne! Thanks for the email letting me know you were here today. Loved the interview. Of course I love your books.

  15. Awesome interview, love your books!

  16. Mike Edwards says:

    Keep writing, Mary Anne, your books are fun to read.

  17. Linda Romer says:

    Hello Mary Anne, great interview! I do love a good mystery, and my wildflower seeds are begining to sprout! Thank you

  18. Cassandra Sparks says:

    Such a good insight on you! Thank you for the chance!

  19. Louise Richardson says:

    I’m Mary Anne’s friend and fan. I’ve read the first two Charlie McClung mysteries, and really look forward to the third!

  20. Pat Walker Pinkston says:

    Loved learning more about you, Mary Anne. Looking forward to reading the Charlie McClung mysteries.

  21. Amy says:

    Thank you for having me today. I loved learning more about you. Thanks again!!

  22. Michelle F. says:

    I have a tuxedo cat, too, named Suzie. I have four other cats.

    • Thank you for stopping by, Michelle. I love my Gertrude. I would love to have more cats but my practically perfect husband thinks one is more than enough. He adores Gert almost as much as I do. I am deeply grateful for your support. 🙂

  23. bn100 says:

    fun interview

  24. Jane Morris Coons says:

    Hi Mary Anne!

    Nice interview!

  25. Thanks for the opportunity to enter in for the chance of winning Mary Anne’s books. I love the Charlie McClung series and now that he has found a love interest makes it even better. robeader53@yahoo.com

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