Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guest Blogger M.L. Guida

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. 

When I write my characters play through my head like a movie.  I can see them and experience what they experience.  I have to admit I love writing about my heroes.  They are so alive for me.   However, I admit I like to torture my characters and believe me, they suffer, but they survive.  Trust me.  All of my stories end in HEA. 

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.

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  1. I love how you said that it's like a movie for you when you write. That's the way it is for me too. I shut my eyes and the scene rolls by. Excellent guest posting! I'll have to check out your book! :D

  2. Thanks Zencherry! Even when I read, I see the characters in a movie. I'm definitely a visual learner!