#BadMoonRising Mae Clair #IndieAuthor #mystery @MaeClair1

Mae Clair is our guest author today with Myth and Magic.  Her fascinating Point Pleasant series, featuring the Mothman, just concluded this summer – I highly recommend it to fans of supernatural thrillers.  Welcome, Mae!

Thank you, Teri, for organizing the Bad Moon Rising promotion. Last year was my first time participating and I had a blast. I’m looking forward to checking out all the chills and thrills being offered through this year’s talented group of authors.

Today, I want to share my novel, MYTH AND MAGIC. Although Myth is a mystery novel, rather than a paranormal, it’s set over Halloween and features some great Halloween elements—a lavish costume party, a secluded lodge with an infamous past, hayrides, corn mazes, unexplained happenings and more. Before I tell you about my book, Teri sent some fun questions for me to answer:

Any paranormal experiences you’d like to share?
It’s not exactly paranormal, but I saw a UFO when I was six. I was sitting on the front porch with my dad late in the evening when a green cloud-like object appeared in the sky. It was fast moving and cast an eerie green light over the street, ground, and half of the porch. That weird illumination streamed over me, but my father was in the shadows. He had fallen asleep. I honestly don’t remember if I told him about the cloud, but minutes later the street was filled with people talking about strange sightings. One woman told my dad that “the sky looked like it had a tail.” Much later, as an adult, I learned there had been numerous documented UFO sightings for my area during that year. No one will ever convince me I didn’t see something unidentifiable. And let’s not forget it as an object, and it was flying. 🙂

If you could go back in time, where would you go and what would you do?
Either the late 1800s or the turn of the twentieth century. Those time periods fascinate me. I think it would be amazing to witness the birth of electricity, walk down cobbled streets, or ride in a horse-drawn carriage. I probably romanticize the time periods too much, but I’m drawn to them.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
That’s an easy one. I’ve wanted to be a writer since grade school.

What are you working on now?
I just sent a new manuscript (scheduled to be published in the summer of 2018) to my editor. It’s a novel with dual time frames—the present and the late 1890s—with mysteries in each time period that ultimately converge in the present. It involves old Spiritualist practices, a haunted brownstone, and a creature from urban legend.

When you finish a book, do you take time off or jump into another project?
Usually, I’m already plotting a book when I’m wrapping up a current project, so my time off is minimal— a week, two at most. Because I have a vacation coming up later this month, I will be doing a longer break this time, but I’m eyeing up NaNo as the kick start for my next novel. The timing is good.

If you could change one thing about your writing career, what would it be?
Ha! Another easy one—hit the NYT best seller list, or at least make enough income to write full-time. 🙂

And now, I’d like to invite you to a Halloween Party with MYTH AND MAGIC

Cover of Myth and Magic, a romantic suspense novel by Mae Clair, Includes snippets of reviews in a colorful ad



Veronica Kent fell in love with Caith Breckwood when they were children. As a teenager, she was certain he was the man she was destined to marry. But a traumatic event from Caith’s past led him to fear a future together. He left Veronica, hoping to save her from a terrible fate. Twelve years later, Caith, now a P.I., is hired to investigate bizarre incidents at the secluded retreat Veronica manages. Returning to his hometown, Caith is forced to face his nightmares—and his feelings for the woman he’s always loved.


After the callous way Caith broke her heart, Veronica isn’t thrilled to see him again. But strange occurrences have taken a dangerous toll on business at Stone Willow Lodge. Forced to work together, Veronica discovers it isn’t ghostly apparitions that frighten her, but her passion for a man she has never forgotten. Or forgiven. Can two people with a tarnished past unearth a magical future?

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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 Point Pleasant series of novels.

A member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers, 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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65 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Mae Clair #IndieAuthor #mystery @MaeClair1

    1. Hi, Teagan. Thanks for checking it out.
      I remember that UFO encounter vividly. The “green cloud” and the phrase “the sky had a tail” both made their way into my book A COLD TOMORROW about the Mothman and UFOs. 🙂

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  2. Great interview, Teri and Mae. I like the time travel question. I agree with Mae that many of us romanticize the past. I do, but then I think about the lack of hygiene and no thank you! Ha ha. The UFO sighting is creepy but exciting. I believe it!

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    1. Haha! The hygiene probably would take a lot of getting used to, LOL.

      Glad you enjoyed the interview and the UFO experience, Diana. I got myself lucky that I actually got to experience that bit of weirdness in the sky 🙂

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    1. Writing full time has been my dream ever since I realized I would need to make a living some day.
      Although I haven’t hit that reality yet,I’m farther along then I ever thought I’d be and that’s a huge plus. Thanks for checking out my post, Robbie, and I’m glad the book captured your interest!

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    1. Oh, wow, somehow I missed this comment.

      Lauralynn, I am so grateful for all of your support. You are amazing.
      Thanks for visiting me at Bad Moon Rising and for the lovely comments. You made my day 🙂


  3. It’s a silly thing, but I love the honesty of the final question. Hitting the NYT list and earning enough to make a living writing is something I think that a lot of us would love. The ‘sky looked like ti ahd a tail’ is an interesting description. That’s not one I’ve heard before in relation to UFOs.

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    1. So true about the NYT. I think it’s the ultimate dream for all of us, and I’ll own it 😉

      I was six years old when I heard that phrase about the sky having a tail and it stuck with me all the decades later. When I was reading the Mothman Prophecies by the late John Keel, there was a passage about the skies over my city being plagued by UFOs the year I saw the green cloud. I think my jaw hit the floor.

      Thank so much for reading and commenting!

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    1. Thank you so much, Soooz. You are such a wonderful friend! 🙂

      Myth and Magic was actually released before my Point Pleasant series but since it’s set over Halloween I wanted to share it again for those who might have missed it, Thank you for helping me spread the word, my friend!

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    1. Thanks,Jill. I think my publisher did a great job with the cover. The story is set at an old stone lodge and when I saw this cover, I knew at once, they’d captured the spooky spirit of the book. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  4. I have this book on my TBR list (which grows increasingly longer!). I had heard your UFO story before, but it still intrigues me. Wow!

    And now, from the title of your post, I have a certain song going through my head! 🙂

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    1. I hope you enjoy Myth and Magic when it surfaces in your TBR, Joan.
      And the UFO story is a circumstance I will never forget. That night is as clear in my head today as when it happened.

      And now, I’m tapping my foot and singing along with you, LOL!

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  5. Hi, Mae. I loved the Point Pleasant story of the Mothman, so I’m your forever fan. I’m also looking forward to your WIP. Thanks for this great interview, Teri. Getting Myth and Magic tonight. Thanks, Sooz, for the reblog!

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    1. Woohoo! Thank you, Linda. You made my day!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, and I’m especially happy to know you’ve liked my work so much.Thanks for picking up Myth and Magic and for all of your fabulous support! 🙂

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  6. feel I may also romanticize that time period. I interviewed Cindy Anstey about her book Love, Lies and Other Spies set in that period and she tells me that it may not be the best time for a woman, or anyone, to live in. Congrats about your upcoming project.

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    1. I don’t think I’d actually survive back then, Lisa, but it is wonderful to romanticize about it. It’s also one of my favorite time periods for novel settings. I’m drawn to books set in that era. I’m going to have to look up Cindy’s novel. The title sounds familiar.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. Love learning more about my writer friends! And Myth and Magic was a great book. I can’t imagine seeing a UFO as an adult, much less a kid. No wonder you add paranormal elements to so many stories, namely the Point Pleasant series. I’ve got to get to A Desolate Hour on my TBR list 😀

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