Interview with Margaret Marr

Happy Saturday! Today we have Margaret Marr with us, the author of the YA novel Creature.

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J: Welcome, Margaret! Thanks for stopping in! Can you tell us a little about your book?

M: CREATURE is a young adult paranormal with a hint of romance. A group of teenagers decide to investigate a human-like creature living in the mountains of their hometown. As they dig deeper, they uncover secrets best left buried. Strange things roam the mountains of Hayton County where tourists, and sometimes locals go missing on a regular basis. Mandy, Abe, and the  high school science club risk danger to discover what’s going on, but exposing long buried secrets might not be in the best interest for two curious teenagers.

J: That sounds interesting! What inspired you to write it?

M: A picture, caught on a hunter’s trail-cam in the next county, showed a human-like creature crouching in the leaves starring into the camera. Its eyes glowed and it appeared to be anorexic. The picture was probably a hoax, but it captured my imagination and CREATURE was born.

J: I’m often inspired by visual things, too, so I think that’s awesome! What’s your favorite part of the story?

M: My favorite part is where Mandy and Abe settle in to try and catch a glimpse of the creature but are interrupted by the science club (a group of four nerds) who have the same thing in mind. They make so much noise that it becomes comical, but it’s the start of an unusual friendship between the characters.

J: That sounds fun! What was your least favorite part (if you have one)?

M:To be honest, I don’t have a least favorite part in CREATURE. I’m sure if I read through the novel again, I might find something I dislike, but not at this point.

J: That’s great to hear. My least favorite part is always the bit I had to edit the most, just because I’m sick of it, ha ha! Do you have a favorite character?

M: My favorite character would have to be Simon Rogers. He’s funny sarcastic, logical, and nothing much bothers him. He’s curious but cautious and is often the voice of reason.

J: That sounds like a fun character. What do you have planned next for us?

M: I’ve already published the second book in the Hayton County Supernatural Series, BANSHEE. A banshee is stalking Simon and he needs to figure out what it wants. This book also available for purchase. Now, I’m working on the third in the series called DEMON. Mandy becomes possessed with a demon who keeps leaving and coming back.

J: Awesome! Can you tell us something interesting about you or your book?

M: In the past year and a half, I’ve lost 95 pounds simply by cutting out sweets and junk food. I’m thinking about writing a weight loss book to inspire and encourage others to do the same. Feeling and being healthy is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

J: And now it’s time for the lightning round! Favorite Cookie?

M:  don’t eat cookies much anymore, but my favorite would be ooey-gooey chocolate chip.

J: Favorite Dinosaur?

M:  Does a dragon count as a dinosaur? If not, the brachiosaurus. It’s such a gentle giant, with big eyes and a cute face, but it can stomp you into the ground if threatened.

J: Your spirit animal?

M: Panther. I love the elusiveness of this animal and the fact that experts say it doesn’t exist in the mountains of Western North Carolina where I live. Yet, it’s been spotted and heard by numerous people, including me. I heard its scream once as child and have never forgotten it.

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J: Thanks so much for saying hi today, Margaret! And thanks to all our readers for stopping in. You can find more of Margaret at the following places:

Website: http://margaretmarr.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/margaretannmarr/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/margaretmarrauthor

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/margaretmarr

Twitter: https://twitter.com/margaretmarr

 

And be sure to grab your copy of CREATURE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088Y462K3

 

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Three Hoodies Save the World and commented:
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