Indie Author Friday – Mae Clair #thriller #indieauthors #suspense


I’m so excited Mae Clair is back visiting with me today!  I think Mae and I could spend a relaxing evening binging something on Netflix or getting caught up with Gotham on the DVR while Raven and Bond (our black cats) watch birds out on my screened porch.  If you haven’t read her eerie, supernatural Point Pleasant Series, you’d better get started, because A Desolate Hour, the final book of the series, releases July 18, 2017.  I’ve got my copy pre-ordered – do you?


Where secrets make their home…

Stopping to help a motorist in trouble, Katie Lynch stumbles upon a mystery as elusive as the Mothman legend that haunts her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Could the coded message she finds herald an extraterrestrial visitor? According to locals, it wouldn’t be the first time. And what sense should she make of her young son’s sudden spate of bizarre drawings—and his claim of a late-night visitation? Determined to uncover the truth, Katie only breaks the surface when a new threat erupts. Suddenly her long-gone ex-boyfriend is back and it’s as if he’s under someone else’s control. Not only is he half-crazed, he’s intent on murder….

As a sergeant in the sheriff’s office of the famously uncanny Point Pleasant, Officer Ryan Flynn has learned to tolerate reports of puzzling paranormal events. But single mom Katie Lynch appears to be in very real danger—and somehow Ryan’s own brother, Caden, is caught up in the madness, too. What the skeptical lawman discovers astounds him—and sends him into action. For stopping whatever evil forces are at play may just keep Katie and Caden alive….

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How did publishing your first book change your writing process?

I had to delve into social media, something I shunned before (I didn’t even have a Facebook page). Venturing online has made a marked difference in my reach, and I’ve made so many great friends along the way. Publishing also meant I had to transition from having a hobby to launching a business. I love to write and would continue to do so even if I didn’t earn a penny, but now I have a whole new set of rules to follow.

What is something memorable you’ve heard from your readers/fans?

Recently, I saw a comment by another author who said she saw “bestseller headlines” in my future. She’s read a number of my books, and to see that comment posted in a forum (unrelated to me) pretty much blew me away. I hope it’s true, but even if the cards don’t fall that way, I was flattered and appreciative. A goose bump moment!

What do you do to get book reviews?

Not nearly enough. This is one area in which I sorely lack. And it’s become harder since Amazon has moved to the “verified purchase” review platform. I sell a number of books locally (through book signings) and I rarely ever ask for reviews. I need to get better at doing that. As an author, I make an effort to review every book I’ve read. As long as I can provide a 3-star rating or higher, I post reviews within 1-2 days of finishing a book.

Fortunately, my publisher makes my work available on NetGalley pre-release, so that has been a help.

What’s the last thing you watched on TV/Netflix?

I tend to DVR stuff and then try to catch up with episodes when I have time. Right now I’ve got a backlog of Gotham, Lethal Weapon and an old TV western called The Rifleman. When Once Upon a Time returns from winter hiatus the beginning of March, I’ll watch it in “real time.” It’s the only show I make sure I’m around to see when it airs.

If you were a box of cereal, which one would you be?

Quisp, because it reminds my childhood and it has a whimsical connection to UFOs.

How would your best friend describe you?

Introverted! Most people see me as being an extrovert, but those who know me well realize the opposite is true. When I’m required to be “on” in social situations, it takes me a full day to recover.

Author Bio

Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a child. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who factors into her latest release.

Mae pens tales of mystery and suspense with a touch of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and numbers cats, history and exploring old graveyards among her passions. Look for Mae on her website at

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54 thoughts on “Indie Author Friday – Mae Clair #thriller #indieauthors #suspense

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  2. OUAT came back this past Sunday. It had been off so long, I had forgotten what was going on. And one of my favorite characters has come back! Don’t know for how long, but I’ll soak it up while I can. (Gotham’s been on hiatus for a while, too, and I hear the network is on the fence about its return.)

    Teri, thanks for hosting Mae today. She’s not only one of my favorite authors, she’s one of my favorite people. Very generous and kind, and funny, too.

    Mae, I think I’ve read everything you’ve written. I loved the first work, and you’re only getting better with each new release. I can’t wait for Point Pleasant 3! Best wishes. 🙂

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    1. Don’t say that about Gotham! I’m like the death curse of TV – if I watch something, seems like it’s doomed. The Walking Dead is probably the only thing I watch not in danger of cancellation.

      Think you nailed the description of Mae, Staci – the only thing I can add is that she gets bonus points for being a cat person.

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      1. LOL! Teri you are so kind to say that. And I do think we’d enjoying sitting around binging on Netflix and talking writing and cats–black cats, especially, LOL.

        Thanks so much for having me as your guest today. I loved answering the interview questions (a lot of fun!). You make a great host.

        And oh–Gotham! What will we do? I feel like you too, Whenever I get hooked on a show, it usually gets canned. I’ve been fortunate with OUAT, but anything else–doomed. And here I thought Gotham had great reviews.

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    2. I wonder why I haven’t seen a new ep of Gotham on my DVR. I’m bummed if they’re on the fence about it. Such smart writing and great characters.

      And yes, I caught OUAT on Sunday. I think the character you referenced (who returned) is one of my favorites too. I hope he stays around this time. The character he’s involved with is my favorite on the series.

      Staci, thank you for all your kind works about me, my writing and my books. They really mean a lot. You know I love your stuff too and think you are fantastic. Isn’t it great how people met online and really connect?


    1. Fantastic to know about A Cold Tomorrow, Jan. I hope you enjoy the tale 🙂

      As for Quisp, it was hugely popular in the 70s when I was a kid. It had a cute little alien on the box and I was just in love with the stuff, LOL!

      Thanks for checking out my interview. Teri asked great questions!


  3. Great interview, Mae! Thanks for hosting her, Teri! Been working my way through Mae’s books; just finished A Cold Tomorrow–great book. Waiting anxiously for A Desolate Hour. Mae is one of those great online writer connections I’ve made since I started blogging. Hell, all the writer connections I’ve made are great 😀 I often wonder at this grand online writer community–how did we connect with so many other writers before the internet 🙂

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    1. Julie, I completely agree about the online writer community. An amazing group! I have made so many wonder friends, you and Teri among them. When I think back to the days before the internet, I knew so few people (locally) who enjoyed writing. Only other writers truly understand what we go through, and it’s wonderful to have that network of support and friendship.

      And so excited to learn you finished A Cold Tomorrow. When you have a moment, can you load a short review to Amazon? I know you always do, but since I said (up above) how dreadful I am about seeking out reviews, I thought I’d toss the thought out there, LOL.

      Thanks for visiting with me and Teri today!

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    2. Thanks, Julie! You and Mae are right about the online writing community. I haven’t found any writer’s groups locally – and I’ve looked many times – but I’ve made some great friends and met wonderful writers online.

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    1. Hi, Stanalei. Wow, how nice to see you here on Teri’s blog. Many thanks for the kind words, and I’m exciting you’re looking forward to the next book! Writing that series gave me a lot of releases back-to-back, but now I need to get busy creating again, LOL!

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    1. I’m excited it’s on your list, John. I beta for a few authors too, and I know they have to be turned around in short order. Of course, it’s nice getting the “sneak peek” before everyone else does 🙂

      Thanks for visiting today and for your kind words! 🙂

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  4. carmens007

    It’s always interesting to read fellow authors’ opinion on the impact social media had on them. It’s one of the things that gobbles our time. On the other hand, we make friends with people who share the same hobby – writing. Like I did with Mae!
    She’s not only a talented, highly imaginative person but also a great pal. I said once she’s a “rising star” and as someone else said that she saw “bestseller headlines”i n her future, it means I was right, too.
    I read ALL her books and her writing becomes more refined and shining with each new book.
    Best of luck, Mae, with your writing and becoming a bestseller author.

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    1. Hi, Carmen! I so appreciate all the support you’ve shown me and your wonderful friendship. Thanks for those lovely words about my writing. And yes, social media, definitely has it’s good points. How else would I have made such a great friend in such a far away place as Romania? 🙂

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  5. Gwen Plano

    Lovely interview, Mae. I had never heard of Quisp before, but I’m going to look for it now! You’re a great writer, Mae, and I’m hoping to read A Cold Tomorrow next week. All the best to you, and a big “thank you” to Teri for hosting.

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    1. Hi, Gwen! How lovely to see you here. 🙂

      I’m surprised by the amount of people who’ve never heard of Quisp. I might have thought I imagined it, if not for Craig remembering too, LOL.

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my writing, and I hope you enjoy A Cold Tomorrow. I’m excited to learn you’ll be starting it next week. I became quite attached to those characters 🙂

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  6. Adding social media once I got an agent was a big shock to me, too:) I’m such a stick-in-the-mud, it’s always hard to try to make my life sound interesting. But I always enjoy your blogs. Good luck with book 3! I’ve enjoyed the first two.

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    1. A “stick in the mud” is a good description of me too, Judi, especially when it comes to venturing “out there” in social media (don’t get me started on Facebook, LOL). Thanks so much for visiting me today on Teri’s blog, and thanks for following my Point Pleasant series. I truly appreciate your well wishes and your support!

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  7. dlfinnauthor

    I smiled when I saw Quisp cereal…or my personal favorite, too, growing up. I can’t wait to read the second Point Pleasant book before July!! Great post!

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  8. 🐱 Teri, somehow the charming image you gave me of the two black cat friends watching birds on the screened porch did the most to make me want to read these books. Of course “eerie supernatural” didn’t hurt any!
    Mae Clair, I completely relate about reviews. I never ask, because of the abject terror the idea of a bad review gives me. 🙂

    Wishing you both a marvelous Monday. Mega hugs!

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