Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Author Interview: Mae Nicole Abbey

Mae Nicole Abbey
author, The Pauper

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

England. That way we could travel all of Western Europe!

What is your favorite genre to read?

Would you be surprised if we said clean romance? And also, surprisingly, non-fiction.

What is one silly fact about you?

I was on the news in Utah when I was ten.

Why do you choose to write clean/sweet romance? Do you write steamy romance as well?

We think that ‘romance’ is so much more than just the physical aspect of a relationship. A touch, a look, a conversation at times, can be so much more romantic, or sentimental than the ‘steamy’ stuff can offer. We love to explore that aspect of writing.

What other things do you have planned with your writing for the next year or so?

So much!! The Fall Series will continue with book four which will be a Western! We also just released a bundle package which contains all three books, The Dreamer, The Scholar, and The Pauper. Right now it is only .99!!

What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?

We start with an idea. That’s all, a simple idea. And then we struggle and work to put it down on paper, all the while wondering if we will succeed in creating this vision that we have. The most rewarding thing is when we look back on what we wrote, and feel that we did indeed do what we set out to do. It is wonderful.

Where do your ideas come from?

Shakespeare said that the world is a stage…

We get our ideas from everywhere. Things we see, personal experiences, shows we watch, dreams we have. We are always collecting data, even if we are unaware of the fact. But as we write, and our characters get put in certain situations, then our own life experiences will surface.

What are the elements of a great romance for you?

OHHH! Characters that we can admire. A hero who is capable and strong, though has a deep need for the heroine in his life. And the heroine is sweet and feminine, as well as determined and accomplished. Together they face their challenges, somehow succeed, and in the process they also save each other.

Please share about your book 

The Pauper, in a way, wraps up the first three books. Even though all books are stand alone, they have connections throughout that get resolved in book three. The Pauper focuses on a head strong heroine, Heather Higgins, who thrusts herself into the hero’s life, unwittingly setting off events that will eventually save both him and the whole world.

Ammon Maharahi is a ill man on a quest to save humanity. He travels through space and time, desperate to stop another time traveler from destroying humanity!

If you could sum your main character into five words, what would they be?

Heather – Headstrong, optimistic, lively, self-indulgent, generous

Ammon – Brilliant, determined, exotic, world-wise, noble

What are your hero and heroine of the story like?

Heather is a spoiled beauty who is at a crossroads in her life. She has yet to learn about the hardness of reality, but her youthful exuberance and optimism give her tools that help her navigate all the trials and difficulties that she faces.

Ammon wears himself out trying to fix a future that is nothing like what his mother told him it would be. Fiercely intelligent, jaded and discouraged he works unceasingly. Unique in his ability to time-travel with deliberation, he alone has the power to right the wrongs created by fellow time-travelers.

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

The Pauper offers excitement, mystery, and a unique perspective on time-travel. Each book in The Fall Series can be read independently, and yet, together they weave a magical connection that brings an added level of depth and understanding to the stories and characters.

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