It’s the weekend! And mine is fantastic, because we have family here for the next few days – and Halloween is just around the corner. Today’s featured author knows the part she’d play in a horror movie – and has even written a mini scene about it. Welcome Mary Ellen Quire!
You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
I think it would be a tie between skeptic and the first to die. My character would be like “Oh, come on! There is nothing hiding in the closet. It’s just your imagination.” Character opens closet door to reveal an axe murderer. One swing. Yep, first to die.
Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, or zombies – which would you least want to meet in a dark alley?
I’d have to say zombies. In fact, out of all monsters of lore they are my least favorite. There’s just something about a mobile rotting corpse that sends chills up my spine.
If you were paid to spend the night in a haunted house, would you do it?
Of course but I wouldn’t want to do it alone. Someone needs to be there to dial 911.
What is the hardest part of writing?
Straight up for me is just doing it. When I first started writing, it was easy as pie to stay focused. As the years have gone by though, there are more and more distractions pulling me away from the computer screen. The struggle is real folks.
Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
If I were to be honest, I’d have to say Stephen King. I love the way he uses his character’s thoughts to develop them and give them life. When I first started reading his work I found this style annoying, thinking it was more like mental word vomit, but reading on through many of his books I came to love it. The style helped me get to know more about the character and even though I couldn’t always relate to him/her it created a bond and made the tale even more entertaining.
With that in mind, I have been putting more and more of this creative style into my own work. Character development is truly one of my favorite things about writing.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Well, reading of course. I also am a documentary junkie; astrology and history are my favorites.
Price MacCann grew up in a family of vigilantes. Trained as an assassin, her kill rate was matched only by the Reaper himself until she witnesses a death which hits too close to home. After a year of trying to put it all behind her and live a nine to five life, she soon finds it may be more difficult than she realized. With her family pushing her to return to the fold, a tall, dark and handsome stranger coming to town and a series of mysterious notes demanding her expertise, Price is faced with the decision to define normal for herself.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Mary Ellen Quire has been dabbling in the craft for nearly three decades. As a child, she found a love for reading and a fascination for anyone with the ability to tell a good story. Wanting to be just like the grownups who would sit around the kitchen table to swap all kinds of tales, she began creating her own to read in front of family and friends just for fun. When she took Mrs. Wallace’s creative writing class at Henry County High School, the childhood interest kindled a tiny spark. However, it would be another four years after graduating from Kentucky State University with a degree in psychology that this slight fancy could morph into a passion.
After Mary’s fourth and last daughter was born, she started writing short stories and bits of poetry which she kept to herself until the secret hobby was discovered by a family member who urged her to pursue it further. In 2005 her first novel, Link Detonator, was published under the name Mary E. Rose, with the sequel Detonator Time’s Up following a year later. Her vampire novel, Dark Deliverance, was released under the name Mary Ellen Quire in 2010 and in 2014 Sheldon’s Diary was published with tales of two knighted felines that are members of a secret animal society known as The Paws for the Imminent Cause. If you’re interested in sneaking peeks at these crazy animal adventures, you can find them on her blog page http://www.facebook.com/pawsfortheimminentcause. Back Home Magazine printed her article Choosing Your Veterinarian in their July/August 2014 issue and in January of 2018, the first book in the Assassin Series, Defined, was released by Enigma House Press.
At the present time, she resides in the quiet town of Crestwood with various animal squatters who have somehow managed to hitch a ride to the Quire abode.
Author Website: http://www.maryellenquire.net
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authormaryellenquire
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5267103.Mary_Ellen_Quire