Talkshow Thursday: Meet Mary L. Ball
Linda: Congratulation on your most recent publication, Sunny’s Dream.
Here's the blurb: Sunny spends her week fighting cyber-crime and dreaming of her prince charming. When a man walks into Celestial Investigations and introduces himself as Trouble, she's sure he's not her prince and positive he lives up to his name.
After Max Trouble finds an important document, his life gets complicated with the know-it-all PI hired to track down its owner.
Sunny and Max's relationship grows. She's optimistic that he may be her Prince Charming, but after her car is sabotaged and she's almost killed, Max's chauvinistic ideas of a female investigator surface.
Will Sunny see God's perfect plan or a not-so-perfect relationship?
What was your inspiration for the story?
Mary: One day on the way home, I glanced at the horizon. The inspiration came to do a series based on three sisters. Before I got home, I knew the character's names, the title to the series, Celestial Investigation, and parts of the plot for Sunny’s Dream, book one 1.
LM: What sort of research did you do about being a Private Investigator?
Mary: Google is my go-to library. I searched for P.I. requirements in North Carolina, and sought out various stories based on cases to get a perspective about the inner workings of an investigator. I have a Pinterest board titled “book research” where I try to keep my searches, but sometimes I’m too wrapped up in my story, and forget to add a page.
LM: What writers influence you the most?
Mary: Nicholas Sparks and Terri Reed.
LM: What’s the quirkiest thing you’ve ever done?
Mary: I haven’t done it yet. At least, I don’t think so. Cheesy grinJ
LM: Here are some quickies:
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Food: Pepperoni and mushroom pizza
LM: What are your passions outside of writing?
Mary: I enjoy singing at church and other places, by myself and with hubby. My singing ministry website is http://heirsofsalvation2.webs.com.
LM: What advice can you give to not-yet-published writers?
Mary: Never give up. Keep writing, editing and submitting to publishers. If you’re consistent with your goal, it will happen.
LM: Can you tell us what writing projects are on your plate right now?
Mary: I’m working on Luna’s Treasure, the second book in the Celestial Investigation series. I also have an eBook manuscript titled Asheville Hearts that I’m polishing up for Pelican Book Group’s Destination Romance series.
Linda: Where can folks connect with you?
Mary: Thanks for asking. You’ll find my cyber home at: http://www.marylball.com
Other places I frequent are:https://twitter.com/inspires4mary