Author Interview Ruby’s Letters Tour

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I’m interviewing Maggie van Well, author of paranormal romance “Ruby’s Letters”. My questions are bolded, Maggie’s replies are in regular font.

What’s the hardest part of being an author?

Finding enough chocolate!! Seriously, coffee and chocolate–they’re in the writer’s toolbox. Also, writer’s block. There are times where I fear I’ll never write another decent story again. I once went 8 years without writing anything new. Now that’s scary! Dealing with rejection is no day at the beach either. You have to develop a thick skin in this business–or a weird sense of humor, which I think I’ve got covered.

Can you give us a short synopsis of Ruby’s Letters?

What inspired you to write this book? Back in the day when I owned a fireplace and chimney restoration company, I visited a 19th century brownstone in Harlem. The house was gutted, and we were renovating all the fireplaces. The kitchen fireplace was huge! My husband jokingly said, “you could hide a dead body in there,” and that’s when the wheels in my head started turning. Not that i was thinking of murdering him in that way. Just to clarify *:D big grin

Here’s a short synopsis:

You never know what you’ll find behind the wall of a closed up fireplace.

Emma Hopkins is a recently divorced chimney sweep trying to make it in a man’s world. When she wins a huge job in Brooklyn Heights , she finds more than she bargains for; a sexy general contractor who makes her blood boil and an evil spirit who wants her dead.

Ryan Atkinson struggles to keep his once-successful general contracting business alive, but horrors in his past have made him a shell of the man he once was. Now he has to face those fears to save Emma from a murderous ghost hell-bent on revenge.

Together, Ryan and Emma become ghost hunting partners, hoping to solve the mystery behind Ruby’s letters. What they uncover is a one-hundred year old murder and a budding love that can’t be denied.

How many hours per day do you spend writing?

That’s a hard question to answer. I work at home, but I also help my husband with his business, plus I have four kids, 3 dogs, and 2 doves. On any given day, I can write anywhere from 2 – 12 hours…or more if I’m in “The Zone.” I’ve been known to procrastinate on occasion–okay, a lot. During those times, I play hidden object games. They’re addictive. Seriously, don’t try them. They’re evil.

Name your top five favorite books.

Knight in Shining Armor, by Jude Deveraux. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K Rowling, Key of Light by Nora Roberts. The Awakening: Britton by Abby Niles.The DaVinci Code by Dan brown

What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on book #2 of my small town series, Live and Laugh on Long Island. The first book, Love Emergency will be out in the next few months. The second book,Angels in Seashore Cove will be out sometime next year. These are small town contemporary romances, but some have a little paranormal, or suspense. All have a light humorous voice. Well, I think they’re humorous, but I also think I’m funny…so…

About The Book

Ruby's Letters CoverTitle: Ruby’s Letters

Author: Maggie van Well

Genre: Contemporary / Paranormal Romance

You never know what you’ll find behind the wall of a closed up fireplace.

Emma Hopkins is a recently divorced chimney sweep trying to make it in a man’s world. When she wins a huge job in Brooklyn Heights , she finds more than she bargains for; a sexy general contractor who makes her blood boil and an evil spirit who wants her dead.

Ryan Atkinson struggles to keep his once-successful general contracting business alive, but horrors in his past have made him a shell of the man he once was. Now he has to face those fears to save Emma from a murderous ghost hell-bent on revenge.

Together, Ryan and Emma become ghost hunting partners, hoping to solve the mystery behind Ruby’s letters. What they uncover is a one-hundred year old murder and a budding love that can’t be denied.

Author Bio

Maggie lives on Long Island with her husband, four insane children (no idea where they get that from) and three entertaining Italian greyhounds; Rosie, Stripe and Santa’s Little Helper (yes, that’s his real name). She also has two ringed-neck doves, because, ya know, who doesn’t like getting woken up at 2 in the morning by cooing?

She loves the ocean, and feels blessed to be able to go to the beach whenever she wants. She is addicted to café mochas, Godiva chocolate, and hidden object games. Seriously, there’s an intervention in her future.

Links

http://www.maggievanwell.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaggieVanWell

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