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.
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 MaeClair.net
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