As we patiently wait for Merrill’s The New Hunt, the sequel of the Bitten Series, we thought it would be fun to treat her readers with a brief interview to get to know her better:
MG: I always loved to write and adored reciting wild stories to my younger sister. But thanks to today’s web platforms and technologies, I am able to share those stories to a bigger audience. When I first downloaded an eBook on Smashwords, I became quickly aware that there was a vast world of indie writers sharing their work and ideas. That was inspiring and exciting to me!
I began reading up on self-publishing and the rest is history!
- Stephen King, especially after reading The Dark Towers series.
- Sharon Kay Penman, Here Be Dragons is still one of my favorites.
- Lois Lowry, The Giver was one of those books that impacted me as a child.
- J.K. Rowling, the imaginary world of Harry Potter is magic in itself. Beautiful person in real life, too.
This is not an exhaustive list! 🙂
MG: My stories and readers; I am very apologetic for how long it has taken me to finish Book 3. I’ve received so many emails from readers expressing their love for the series and have been waiting for the third installment.
Again, my apologies to the fans! It does encourage me to finish these books when I receive their emails.
MG: Yes, I remember a story I wrote in grade one. It was about an alien that became my pet. We had a few adventures together and at one point, I wake up and believe the saga was all a dream. Little did I know, my pet alien was hiding under the bed.
Silly, eh? But that was it, and I even made a cover for it! I still have it somewhere in my house…
MG: They mean lot to me, and without the many fans who reached out and encouraged me to finished Unbroken, I’m not sure where I would be. Hearing how my stories have entertained so many readers has gotten me out of bed and working overtime to complete the Bitten Series.
I sincerely thank each and every reader that took the time to write to me.