Mary Moore has been writing historical fiction for more than 15 years. After battling and beating breast cancer, Mary is even more excited about her career, as she incorporates some of her struggles throughout her books, dedicated to encouraging others in the Lord and using her writing for God’s glory. Her debut novel, The Aristocrat’s Lady, won several acclaimed awards, including the 2011 Reviewers Choice Award by RT Magazine for Best Love Inspired Historical, and the 2011 Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers for Best Book by a Virginia Author. She also received an Award of Merit for Best First Book and Best Long Inspirational by the VRW.
Mary is a native of the Washington, DC area, but she and her husband, Craig, now live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia. When not writing, she loves to read, minister in her church, and spend time with her husband and black lab, Darcy.
Mary would love to hear from you! She can be reached by visiting her website at www.marymooreauthor.com.
Please welcome Mary Moore. I"m so glad she joined us this week. She had me chuckling one moment and feeling heart broke for her the next in this interview. Mary is giving away a copy of Beauty in Disguise. Answer the question, "What is the most unusual name you've given a pet?" to be entered to win her book. Don't forget to leave your email address and let me know if you are a feedburner follower to get a second entry!
Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
Wow, this is too embarrassing! Actually, it’s late and I’m in bed with my sweat pants and T-Shirt on answering emails.
If you were told you were being sent back to live in the 19th Century, and you could bring one thing from today, what would that be?
Hmmmm…how different from the ‘dessert island’ question! This is a pretty boring answer but I would take modern medicines with me. Having gone through a few bouts of illness in my life, I don’t know if the medicines of that time would have kept me alive!
What is something that very few people know about you?
I recently answered this on another blog, but I think it was in Australia, so I hope it is not redundant. I am a HUGE John Wayne fan. I will even date myself as to say I saw several of his movies when they came out in movie theaters in the 70’s! I had a dog named John Wayne (though we had to shorten it to J.W. since my dad refused to call out the door for John Wayne to get back in the house! :0)
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
When my mother passed away in the early 80’s, I got her wedding band. I had it downsized at wore it as a pinky ring every day. (This is very weird because today is her birthday.) But I lost it and it broke my heart. I have a ring of my grandmother’s that I wear pretty regularly, but I can’t put that much love into it, because of the experience with my mother’s. So I think it would be my books. I love to read books over and over again, and it would be too hard to narrow it down to just one, however,my favorite collection is my set of Georgette Heyer books.
If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, when and where would that be and why?
Definitely the Regency era. Of course, I would have to be of the aristocracy! :0) But I find the period so fascinating in the country as well as London as well as the poorest of neighborhoods. Then I am amazed at the clothing and the government. I could go on and on. As you’ll notice from my books, I am a Regency fanatic.
Do you think birth order affects the way you write?
I don’t think so! At least I have never considered it before, and my stories are historical fiction, so I’m not sure how that would even show itself. I am the second oldest in a family of four children, and I would be very interested in how others have answered this question. You are seriously trying to make me think with this interview!
If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
“My God is Great.” It would be interesting to see how that translated to a Regency novel, but as I have matured and faced trials and blessings alike, I see more and more of God’s hand in my life. I would love to share how greatly He has changed my paths and help me grow into the woman that I am.
What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story?
Oh, I’m a sucker for a love story. I wanted to be Kathy in Wuthering Heights and Jane in Jane Eyre. Those were stories of love that endured through years of change and hardship. And who wouldn’t want to be Elizabeth Bennet to Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Miss Hale to Mr. Thornton is North & South, though the problem with those is that we don’t actually know how they end up! Those family problems didn’t just go away! :0) I know that’s more than one, but these were the minimum; I could have listed 100 more.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog Debbi Lynne. You asked some really thought provoking questions! It is kind of cool that readers will get a different insight into me with some of these answers. Thanks again!
After her scandalous first Season, Lady Kathryn needs a new beginning. Concealing her stunning hair and sapphire eyes beneath a dowdy façade, she’s grateful to earn her keep as companion, Kate Montgomery. Until she comes face-to-face with her past in Lord Dalton, the only man she has ever loved.Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, April 29th, 8:00 A.M. EST. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.
The debutante Dalton fell in love with years ago was beautiful beyond compare. The gentle, mysterious young woman he encounters at a country house has qualities he now values more highly-until he learns of her deception. Kate has broken his heart not once, but twice.
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