A Blog Tour Welcome to Mary Martinez
April 21, 2012
Mary, so glad to meet you on this Spring Tour. One of the great things about our “events” is being introduced to new authors. Thanks for so honestly and willingly addressing my curiosity. Welcome to the Mojave!
And before we start, Mary, would you mind giving us a bit of background on yourself?
Well… Where to start, there’s so much to tell and so little time. NOT. Just kidding. I grew up in a little town, Riverton, Utah. Though it’s not so little now, but back in the dark ages of dinosaurs when my grand-kids think I was a little girl, the town was farmland. The fourth of July was my favorite—picture Doc Hollywood—we had rodeo’s though instead of a squash. We had a big parade and my mom and dad would dress up like barber shop singers and ride the bicycle made for two (now called tandem bike).
I’ve always wanted to write, most of it didn’t happen though. When the kids were small—long before home computers—it was too hard to take them to the library to research and work. So I determined that I’d wait until they grew up and moved out. I settled for growing up, since it seemed they’d never move out.
And here I am, 5 full length novels later—two more coming this year.
Thank you, Madeline, for hosting me on your blog today. I love meeting new people, and visiting their homes (blogs).
Challenges in reaching your writing goals– Me. Yup I’m my own worst enemy. I’m easily distracted with family. If I have a to do list it HAS to be done before I can write. And unfortunately as soon as one task comes off, another goes up. So I’m continually saying to myself as soon as I’m through with this I’ll have time to sit and write, edit, promote. And it is so hard for me to find time to actually write. And now I have a day job it is even worse.
Oh, Mary, do I know the feeling!
On the horizon—I am publishing The Beckett series (I will tell you all about later), plus I’m working on the Nana Adventures with my three oldest grandsons. We’ve actually done a walk about Magna (the small town we live in) and done a poster with the map of the town, and houses that look a lot like they could be in our town. We’ve plotted each chapter out and the boys have their own character with their own special power. It’s called the History Mystery. And you’ll just have to wait to see what happens.
Satisfaction–That I could actually finish writing a full novel, and not to mention seeing it in print. But right now the most pleasure I’m having is brainstorming with the grandsons.
I’ve also enjoyed the many National Romance Writers Conferences I’ve attended, the friends I’ve met there. And I’ve met so many wonderful authors on line. It’s been all worth it even if I hadn’t published—Though I’m glad I did.
Now here’s a bit about my new series:
The Beckett Series
The Beckett’s have a strong sense of family and honor. When one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel.
Trailer (Must see! Best viewed on full screen) and Series information:
Disappear (Book I of The Beckett Series)
Available in eBook now at:
Print available May 2012
Mary’s web site: http://www.marymartinez.com
During the blog tour Mary will be throwing all the people’s name who comment about the content of her posts, at each stop, into a hat for a drawing. She will be giving away to two lucky winners, one copy of any of her books (winner’s choice). Winners will be announced at the wrap up at the end of the blog tour, April 28th.
Thank you, Mary, for stopping by–and bringing the wine!
And don’t forget:
Buster will also be selecting three winners of my latest at the end of our tour.