Friday, January 16, 2015

Author Interview: Mariah E. Wilson @MariahEWilson

Today I welcome author Mariah E. Wilson. I want to thank her in advance for taking the time to answer my questions. 
Now... keep reading and find out more about this lovely author.
Hello and welcome!

Ruty –  Your book ‘We Walk Alone’ “is about the struggle to connect with people and the world around us” according to the Goodreads description. 
What was your inspiration behind the poems?
Mariah: While each poem has its own separate inspiration, the inspiration for the collection as a whole was the need us humans have to connect with people, to feel that we belong somewhere and that our lives somehow matter.

Ruty – How was the process of choosing which poems to include in the book?
Mariah: It was surprisingly hard. There were some pieces that I wanted to include, but that simply didn’t fit the theme. It was hard to see them excluded, but in the end I know I made the right decision.

Ruty – So... you have a fiction novel coming on. Can you tell us what it is about?
Mariah: I can tell you that The Demon in Him is a little darker than your usual contemporary romance. It’s about a girl’s struggle to do the right thing for herself, while feeling pressure to do the right thing for other people.

Ruty – What are you currently working on?
Mariah: I am currently working on several projects. I have a couple of poetry collections on the go. One that I’m fine tuning, another that I’m still writing material for. I also have two books that I’m working on. One is a Romantic Suspense novel and the other is a Contemporary Romance. I wish I could say more but it’s too early yet.

Ruty – Which would be the most important advice you’d give to future authors?
Mariah: Finish what you start. There is nothing that will hone your craft better or faster than having a finished piece to work on. The revision process can sometimes be the hardest thing to learn because of the magnitude of it. What advice do you take? What do you change? Will things work better if you do it a different way? It can feel really daunting, but it is so worth it.

Ruty – What is your favorite writing scenario?
Mariah: I like to write in the quiet of the early morning before anyone else is awake, but I also like to write with music after everyone else is gone for the day. I’m flexible like that. I can also write with kids playing in the background, but I cannot write with my husband staring over my shoulder. It makes me nervous.

Ruty – If you have to choose only one genre to write, which one it would be?
Mariah: Romance. I love love, what can I say.
Now tells us a bit about yourself:

Favorite book: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Mongomery. There’s about fifty other books that I’d like to also put here.
Favorite author: Dean Koontz
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Paperback or E-book: Both. But since I use it more, ebook. 
Write with or without music: With. Or without. But I prefer with.

Thank you for your time!!!

Mariah E. Wilson is a writer from beautiful British Columbia. She has been published in Thin Air Magazine, Every Day Poets, The Kitchen Poet, Literary Orphans and The Corner Club Press, for which she is also now the Poetry Editor. Her first poetry collection, We Walk Alone, was published by Writers AMuse Me Publishing.

Find out more about her and her books:


We Walk Alone

We Walk Alone
We each are but a grain of sand on a beach, a cog in a great time piece. We are surrounded, yet solitary, wanting to be part of the whole while aching to be individual.
We search for those special connections, reaching out with hope but holding back with trepidation, our hearts wanting one thing when our minds are saying something different. Yet within this battle, despite the scars, we somehow manage to find love, hope, companionship, and purpose, ultimately without surrendering our ability to find that necessary peace within ourselves.
We Walk Alone examines the journeys we take in our head. It's about the struggle to connect with people and the world around us.

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