Thursday, September 16, 2021

Talkshow Thursday: Welcome Mary K. Savarese

Talkshow Thursday: Welcome Mary K. Savarese

LM: Thanks for joining me today. Congratulations on your most recent release The Girl in the Toile Wallpaper. What was your inspiration for the story (and BTW I love that it’s a fantasy adventure romance)? 
Mary: Thank you, yes it is. My inspiration for The Girl In The Toile Wallpaper was from my love of toiles. Toiles are in our daily lives, as wallpaper, fabrics, accents. They are usually two bold colors that tell a story. The story can be of anything. In my home, I have several wallpapers and so intrigued by one in my guest bathroom of a girl dancing, living her life, etc, I saw romance, betrayal, intrigue! And I wrote a story with intertwining romances around that. 
LM: You had a career in finance and insurance followed by a stint as a religious education instructor. How did you end up as an author? 

Mary: I am also a Eucharistic Minister for my Catholic Church. I raised my family and always had so many fantasy ideas for writing. I wrote my first manuscript followed by 4 more, rejection after rejection. I wanted to be traditionally published and to write for the Christian Marketplace. Ten years later my dream came true when my fourth manuscript, a cozy mystery romance with a spiritual twist, Tigers Love Bubble Baths & Obsession Perfume (who knew!) was accepted by a traditional publisher. 

LM: What is your favorite aspect of writing? 

Mary: Something inspires me for a title. I love to begin with a quirky title, a general idea develops, and
then I create the characters. The favorite part is creating, writing and seeing page after page develop into a story. 

LM: What do you do to prepare for writing? 

Mary: I begin with a little prayer for guidance. 

LM: In addition to being an author, you also are a speaker and have a YouTube channel. How do you juggle the different responsibilities? 

Mary: As an empty-nester I now have time to live my dream of being an author. I try to go with the flow and to enjoy every minute. 

LM: You’ve accomplished quite a lot. What is one thing you wish you could do? 

Mary: To make the NY Times Bestseller List. Still a dream! I keep praying! 

LM: What is your next project? 
Mary: The Girl In The Toile Wallpaper is the first book of the StarWriters trilogy. One to be published each year. Right now I am finishing up the manuscript for the second book. 

LM: Where can folks find you on the web? 

Mary: Please visit my author website, for live excerpt readings, trailers, reviews, links to my books. Please go to the bottom and sign up on the email list. Beginning this month and each month after I will be choosing one winner a month for a giveaway of the hard copy of The Girl In The Toile Wallpaper. The publisher has created such an artful book cover! Also please recommend me for your book clubs. I would be honored to join you for discussion meetings via facetime, zoom, skype, or if we can swing it, in person. My Email: maryksavarese(at)gmail(dot)com. 

About The Girl in the Toile Wallpaper

A bright young man named Tyler Charles accompanies his aunt Meg on a trip to Italy when the camp he had planned to attend is closed unexpectedly. Once there, though, he is sucked through a portal into the past and meets a girl named Lyly, who has been trapped in a two-dimensional landscape within the titular wallpaper for over two hundred and fifty years. Lyly explains that she was imprisoned by a magician named Joroku at the behest of a rich noble, the father of the boy to whom she had been engaged. In defiance of her parents, Lyly had fallen in love and run away with a boy named Patrick, who has spent the past couple of centuries in the form of a cat, seeking to be reunited with his beloved. Tyler must find a way to restore the pair and return to his own time. Loves are gained and lost in this battle to bring back order.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello everyone,
    What an honor to be on Linda's TalkShow Thursday! And please visit my website please sign up with email as I am giving away one hardcover of The Girl In The Toile Wallpaper every month. You will find both the HC & SC quite artful in its cover.
    Blessings to all,
    Mary K. Savarese
    -stop worrying about what you can't do and dream about what you can