12 January 2011

For the next three days, please welcome talented author Miss Mae

Welcome to The Heart of Romance, Miss Mae.  Please will you tell us a little bit about yourself and your books?

Hi, everyone!
I'm Miss Mae, and it's great to meet you all!
I write award winning mysteries that contain a delightful element of no blush romance along the way to HEA. :)
Let me share my bio with you:
All of Miss Mae’s romantic mysteries, “Said the Spider to the Fly”, “When the Bough Breaks”, “Dove Island”, “It’s Extraordinary, My Dear Winifred” and “See No Evil, My Pretty Lady” are award winning best sellers. Her latest, “Catch Me If You Can” has already received top rated five-star reviews.

Tantalizing trailers, and more information, is readily available at her website: www.missmaesite.com  

Miss Mae also enjoys writing humor and non-fiction articles. Besides her monthly contributions to the ezine American Chronicle, some of her publications can be found in The Front Porch Magazine, Good Old Days, and WritersWeekly. 

Her alter ego, M.M. also has her first children’s/humor book, “The Mishaps of Gum Drop Island” available in digital download at Smashwords, and now in print at Amazon.


You can view the listing of my books at Amazon (there are more reviews, Amazon hasn't moved them all over yet): http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003RZZPZ0

1) When the Bough Breaks
(2009 winner at the P&E Readers Poll in YA category),
Late 1960's. Time of the Vietnam War, hippies, fishnet hose, and mini-skirts. Add a flirtatious wink from the baby blues of 'love'em and leave 'em' Parker Shane and sixteen-year-old Darlene Moore wonders if she'll ever be the same.

2) Said the Spider to the Fly
(2009 winner of Best Book of the Week at Long and the Short of It Reviews and at The Romance Studio),
Coming home' feels like anything but to Mona Murphy. Learning of the death of her grandfather is the only thing that can bring her back to the house of her tortured girlhood memories. But when the police chief, along with insurance investigator, Preston Hitchcock, alert her that Jerome Kincaid's passing occurred under questionable circumstances, Mona feels morally responsible to discover the truth. Instead, what she finds is that whoever harmed her grandfather seems intent on making her the next target. Who tries to run her down in the town square? Who locks her and Preston in the forgotten basement of the local library? Mona knows her time to find answers is running short. Caught like a fly in a deadly spider's web, she struggles to unravel the threads of danger before the lurking evil can pounce.

3) See No Evil, My Pretty Lady
(winner of Find a Great Romance for June 2008 and a Top Ten Read of 2008 at MyShelf.com),
New maid Dorcy Edwards flees the scene of where her employer's body is found. His murder sparks a chain of macabre events. Cloistered on a remote island with five strangers, including Gareth Davenport, her late employer's brooding, but darkly handsome heir, Dorcy encounters baffling questions with what she fears may be terrifying answers. Who cut the telegraph lines? Who left a mutilated animal carcass outside her bedroom door? What is the reason for Gareth's black gloves and eye patch? Can he be "Jack the Ripper", the madman suspected to be Mr. Davenport's killer? Dorcy must solve the mystery, and soon, or her growing attraction for Gareth could be her very death sentence

4) It's Extraordinary, My Dear Winifred
(all five star reviews, and a Top Ten Read of 2009 at MyShelf.com),
Do bizarre and unusual mysteries only occur in imaginary tales? Amateur sleuth Winifred Merryweather, along with dashing newspaper reporter Remington Hawthorne, find themselves in the throes of a real life mystery when they're plunged in the bowels of a dark and ancient castle. Booby-traps abound with disappearing floors, hidden sliding panels, and spider-webbed shadowy corridors. Danger threatens to steal Winifred's very breath -- or is that the annoying allure of Remington's flirtatious charms? 

5) Catch Me If You Can (all five star reviews!),
Washed ashore a South Carolina beach, Lois Steinberg learns her shelter, an old plantation house, was scheduled to host a 'Catch Me' game convention. When the cook is found murdered, questions mount as quickly as bodies. Who is the villain? None of the guests know each other except for their love of the game - right? But it's not a game Lois seeks to solve. It's the saving of her life.
Congratulations on the wonderful reviews :-)

My alter ego, M. M., is proud to present her first/children's book, "The Mishaps of Gum Drop Island",
Adventurer Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh to the rescue! After convincing a lost damsel she must leave No place In Particular and come away to his Marshmallow Mansion on Gum Drop Island, (what is that crazy music that plays whenever those three words are spoken?), she enters the world of Yuri's confectionary plantation. His oddball staff, as varied in character as a box of assorted chocolates, adds their own flavor of delicious nuttiness. When Yuri realizes his newest arrival is cousin to Mort the Mothball Millionaire, the quest is on to sail to Moldy Corners. But why do those spooky, sharp beaked vultures watch from the fence railing? 

Read the FIVE star reviews at this page: http://www.amazon.com/M.-M./e/B003XK9IIO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 

Why do I prefer print books compared to the modern digital format? For one reason -- they last Longer! Just imagine...a hundred years from now, 500 years, whatever! When an archeologist digs at the remains of our civilization, if he finds a Kindle or eReader, will it work??? How can it? It'll be obsolete, rusty, battery life expired! But a print book? It will survive, evidenced already by thousands of writings currently displayed in museums. 
So true, physical books can be passed down through your family and cherished for years to come! :)

I hope everyone will take a minute to visit my website and watch the amazing videos on each of my books pages. I think you’ll fall in love with them, just as I have. (Thanks to Triad Film Productions for their incredible work.)


Also, join my website as a member. I’d love to have you! 
Thank you, and have a wonderful day! :)

Thank you for sharing this with us, Miss Mae. 
Come back tomorrow to learn more about this versitile, award winning author. 


LM Preston said...

Nice to meet you Miss Mae! Love your mysteries with a sprinkle of romance! and checked out your trailers too!

Miss Mae said...

Thank you, Sherry, for having me today. :)

And hello LM! It's very nice to meet you, and I hope you enjoyed those book trailers. I may be partial, but I think they're awesome. :)

So glad you stopped by!

Diane Craver said...

Hi Miss Mae,

So glad to see you here! What a lovely blog, Sherry!

I love your books because they are so well-written and are wonderful page turning mysteries with a touch of romance tossed in!

Miss Mae said...

I'm posting this for my friend, Sharon Donovan (http://sharondonovan.blogspot.com)

"Hey,MM they wouldn't take my comment if you want to post it, here it is:
Hi mm. Great interview and I must say what a joy it is to know this talented author.
Out of all her edge of the seat page turners that I've read, my all time favorite
is When the Bough Breaks. But don't take my word for it, read them all. I know I did."

Thank you so much, Sharon! :) And I'd like to add that your psychological thrillers are sheer nail biters!

Miss Mae said...

Hi Diane!

So glad you could come over, and thank you for enjoying my books. :)

Hope you are staying warm in your deep freeze temps! :)


Anne Patrick said...

You can't go wrong with any of Miss Mae's books, they're all page turners!

Great blog, Sherry!

I wish both of you ladies continued success!

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Miss Mae,
I enjoyed your interview. I know what a good suspense writer you are, because I've already read one of your books. I recommend them highly. They'll keep the reader on the edge of the seat.

Miss Mae said...

Hi Anne and Gail!

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, and for coming by today. :)

Sherry Gloag said...

It's my pleasure to have you here Miss Mae :-), and Diane, thank you for your kind words. I hope you'll come back often.
Anne good to see you back here. Thanks for coming by.

Laurean Brooks said...

Miss Mae's books are definitely page-turners. "When The Bough Breaks" will have you forgetting to breathe all the way through.

"Said the Spider to the Fly" will send hair-raising tingles up your spine. And like "When The Bough Breaks" you will not discover the guilty culprit until the author decides it's time.

"Mishaps of Gum Drop Island" is delightful! The odd, funny characters will have you holding your middle and asking, "What next?" I suggest it for ages 8 through 108.

You will be thoroughly entertained.

DanielleThorne said...

How wonderful to see a list of all your books. Good luck!

Erotic Horizon said...

Miss Mae

Definately a voice I enjoy..

Always good to know more about you.


Beth Trissel said...

Hello Miss Mae. I enjoyed your post and want to congratulate you on all your wonderful books. I've missed chatting with you. :)

Miss Mae said...

Hi Laurie!

Aw, what kind words. :) Thank you so much. :) I am always so apprecitative of your support. :)

Miss Mae said...

Hi Danielle, EH, and Beth! It's great to see you here, thank you so much for coming. Danielle, I love your sea-going adventures! EH, I wasn't aware that you read my books? And Beth, I've missed you too. How have you been doing, gal? We need to catch up!

Hugs to all of you!