A few weeks ago I read Mary Waibel’s first novel, Quest of the Hart, which is a lovely reinvention of a fairytale. It’s a reverse sleeping beauty, where the princess goes on a quest to save the prince. The villainous baddie is also a female. It was brilliant. Power to the girls!
I’m delighted to say that the next book in Mary’s series has just been released, and Mary’s here today to tell us all about it. Great to meet you, Mary, and thanks for coming!
And where is your favourite place in the world? Being with my family and friends
Being a writer is a great job. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Honestly, for the most part, I’ve enjoyed all my jobs. But, I’d say the worst is dealing with the public I deal with in my current job.
What book do you wish you’d written? Hmm. I’ve never really thought about this. There are so many things I want to write that I wouldn’t begin to know what I wish I’d written.
What’s your favourite song? This changes often. Right now, it’s ‘I Remain’ by Alanis Morissette from the Prince of Persia movie.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them? Martha Washington. I’d ask her what it was like to be married to Gen. Washington during the revolution, and how she felt about him becoming the first president. How did his acceptance of that role change her life and did she ever regret it?
That’s an interesting choice! What’s your happiest childhood memory? It’s not of a specific even, more the happiness that comes from remembering a time when I didn’t have responsibilities and everything was fun.
Oh, wouldn’t we all wish to go back to those days!
If you had to marry a fictional character, from film, television, or books, who would it be? Gard, from The Devil Take You by H.K. Carlton. Not only is he sexy and strong, but he’s compassionate and loyal, a true white knight.
That book is on my Kindle, and I can’t wait to start reading it!
What’s the most important lesson life has taught you? Never give up. Keep working and you will get there.
And finally, please tell us about your latest book, where we can find it, and where we can find your blog/website!
Prince Trevor has always placed duty to his kingdom above the desires of his own heart. But when his betrothed is lost at sea, he finds himself torn between honor and love.
After four years of searching for the missing princess, he begins to secretly long for Lady Bri, the Woodland Guide he works with each day. But the law says he must marry a princess, and Bri is barely a noble.
When Trevor learns that Bri shipwrecked at the same time and place as the princess, he begins to believe he has finally found his bride-to-be. But his happiness is short lived. Bri has no memory of her past, and the princess wasn’t the only girl who disappeared from the ship.
Desperate to prove Bri is his princess, Trevor unwittingly places the two of them in grave danger. Buried in Bri’s memories are deadly secrets someone wants kept from the light of day, and learning who she is may cost more than either is willing to pay.
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Thanks for coming today, Mary, it’s been great to meet you. I absolutely love the idea of a Prince Trevor, and Charmed Memories sounds a charming read! Have a great trip back to NY!
If you have any questions or comments for Mary, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!