Author Spotlight – Mary Wehr

1) How long have you been writing for the purpose of publication?
Two years. My first story was rejected by two different publishers, so I moved on to writing A Heart's Endeavor. I've learned so much during the editing process. I may go back to my first story and do a rewrite.

2) Is there a certain time of the day that you tend to be more creative?
Late nights work for me. Especially in the summer time.

3) Where is your favorite place to write?
I like to sit in the living room with my laptop. My chair is next to the window. But I may have to move elsewhere, because I get easily distracted by what the animals are doing outside:D

4) Is there a genre you enjoy reading, but would not write?
I enjoy reading western historical 1800s. I'm sure it takes quite a while to do the research. I don't know if I'd have the patience.

5) What advice would you give to a new writer?
I know it's difficult at times, but keep at it and don't give up. There will be rejections, but it only takes one editor to believe in you and your story.

6) Have you ever had writer's block? If so, what do you do about it?
Yes! I don't handle writer's block very well. I get too frustrated with myself. Usually a walk helps or stepping away from the computer for a bit. I learned not to shut off the computer, because sometimes all I have to do is walk away and then a thought hits me and I have to turn it back on.

7) What do you do to relax?
Sitting outside and watching the wildlife relaxes me. In the winter I like to catch up on my reading.

8) Who are some of your favorite authors?
Sandra Hill, Maya Banks and Shayla Black.

9) Chocolate or vanilla, coffee or tea, Coke or Pepsi, dogs or cats, sunrises or sunsets?
Definitely chocolate. I need coffee first thing in the morning or I get grouchy:) I don't drink soda that much, but I prefer Coke. I love dogs, and I like to sit outside and watch the sunset.

10) Give us some links where we can find you, please.
My e-mail is mkwehr@verizon.net I'd love to hear from our readers!
My website is http://marysuewehr.com/ I'm not an avid blogger so your inbox won't be flooded with posts:)
Join me on Facebook for a chuckle http://www.facebook.com/mary.wehr.7

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