Last year, I wrote Cassandra when I saw a picture of a giant sinkhole in South America. Looking at the huge sinkhole, I kept thinking what if it went straight to hell and something crawled out. Instead of hell, I came up with the Underworld and put the sinkhole in Frisco, Colorado.
I love Frisco. It’s like a second home to me since my grandmother’s cabin is located on Bill’s Ranch which is right behind the town. I wanted to incorporate the different restaurants and ski resorts into my story. I’ve been skiing since I was sixteen and love Copper Mountain.
I wanted to write something besides vampires and came up with demons, but wanted a unique one so I came up with dragon demons and made my hero a prince. I wanted my heroine to have flaws and be a champion just like my hero.
One of my favorite characters to write about is the Wraith. I liked having her transform into something beautiful.
I write contemporary paranormal. I am a member of Romance Writers of America, Colorado Romance Writers and Savvy Authors. I am the newsletter editor for Paranormal Freebies. I am currently pursuing my Master of Art in Creative Writing at Regis University.
Mary's Novella Cassandra, part of the Finding Ms. Wright anthology with authors Hillary Seidl and Lori Corsentino, releases from 5 Prince Publishing on November 15, 2011.