Ester: Today I’m speaking with Maeve Greyson. Hello Maeve. Tell me, how long have you been writing professionally?
Maeve: Even though I’ve got a book coming out, somehow I still don’t “feel” professional.
Ester: Well, what made you decide to become a writer, then?
Maeve: I wrote my stories for my mother when her health failed. They provided an escape from the terrors awaiting her in the hospital. Later, after she’d passed away, I discovered she wasn’t the only one needing an escape from reality. Sitting down and bringing my characters to life gave me much-needed stress relief.
Ester: Do you write full-time or part-time?
Maeve: Only part-time. I’ve got five more years left at the steel mill and then I can retire.
Ester: Retirement is certainly something to look forward to. Can you tell us about your latest release?
Maeve: “Beyond a Highland Whisper” releases in February 2011 by The Wild Rose Press.It’s about a beguiling Scot from the 1400’s, Latharn Mackay finds himself cursed into a crystal orb when a seductive witch rages against this withheld love. But there’s hope. The woman destined for him can break the curse by whispering her love aloud. Of course, Latharn has a few minor problems to overcome. Nessa is six hundred years in the future and Latharn can only visit her dreams with a silent presence. If he speaks, the curse will shatter his soul into bits. And then there’s still the matter of the sorceress. You know an enraged woman is going to have the final say…unless love proves more powerful.
Ester: I love reading about the Scots. Maeve, what do you do in your spare time for fun?
Maeve: I’ve got this camera that I’m trying to master. Photography is my second love and I’ve nearly blinded every person and critter within the sound of my voice. I seem to have a problem adjusting my monster flash. *sigh*
Ester: I know what you mean about that. I used to have my own studio and if you’re dealing with digital cameras, too much light will kill your images. Try using the natural light in each shot instead of relying on flash. Do you have any appearances or book signings scheduled this year?
Maeve: Not yet. I’m afraid I’m a last minute type gal. Yes, I know. *sigh* But as the saying goes, it is what it is.
I think the greatest gift I’ve discovered as a writer isn’t a publishing contract but all the wonderful new friendships I’ve formed. When I started writing, it was a solitary existence with very little “mingling” over the internet. Now, with all the writer’s groups, there’s a very supportive community waiting to cheer you on in your victories and cry with you when things fall through. It’s warmed my heart immensely. This blog is one example. Without the writing community, I would’ve never found this lovely place.
Ester: Why, thank you, Maeve. I appreciate that.
Maeve: Thank you for your hospitality and I wish you all the successes you’ve ever sought.
Ester: Thanks, Maeve. You can find Maeve at her website, http://www.maevegreyson.com, or blogging at http://maevegreyson.blogspot.com. And if you want to check out her pictures of Scotland and Ireland, go to Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/maeve.greyson.) Or you can tweet with her at http://twitter.com/maevegreyson. Now if you want to see videos of “Beyond a Highland Whisper” and “Eternity’s Mark,” go to http://www.youtube.com/user/maevegreyson.
Maeve resides in a wooded sanctuary in Kentucky.