Today I have the pleasure of sharing with all of you, an interview with C. Marie Mosley, author of Reminiscence!
About the Author:
C. Marie Mosley grew up in a small town in the south, where she enjoyed being able to stay up all hours of the night staring at the stars of a summer night and thinking up characters, scenes, and stories to write down in her journals. While some she kept to herself, others she would share with friends and family. An avid reader, she spent much time dreaming of the day she would publish some of her own short stories and novels.
After high school, C. Marie shelved her dream of writing for a short while, as she felt the need to focus on her courses of study in college. She has always had a thirst for knowledge of all sorts, literature being a favorite. And though she went in other directions of study, she always kept literature and writing hidden, sort of as her getaway place of blissful retreat.
After college, studying everything under the sun, she moved to a bigger small southern town and married her best friend and love of her life, beginning her happily ever after.
After a number of years spent teaching, C. Marie decided, with the nudge and push of her wonderfully insistent husband, to submit her writing to be published. – Thanks Love! –
Reminiscence is C. Marie’s first novel and she continues her dream of writing adventures to share with others.
1. How did you develop the idea behind Reminiscence?
The idea for Reminiscence, or really the entire Empyreal Warrior Series, actually came to me in part by a dream … cheesy, I know … but it’s true! I awoke from a crazy dream of running and chasing some bad guys, and having experienced the feeling of conquering my opponents … I thought what a cool dream, what a cool story … but I felt like there was more. So, I jotted down as much as I could recall … when I re-read my scribbles, ideas of the storyline just started to flow out of me!
2. How did you come up with the character names? Any real life inspiration?
Strangely, the characters seem to name themselves …
3. Did you have music playlist you used while writing?
Music, always … no specific playlists … just whatever inspires me at the moment. While writing Reminiscence, though, I listened to a lot of 30 Seconds to Mars, Candlebox, Paramore, Coldplay, Adele, Civil Twilight, Muse, and some random classical.
4. Have you always known you wanted to become a writer?
Yes – I’ve always had a love and passion for the written word. I have always loved to express myself through writing … creating worlds that others can get lost in is such an awesome gift to give …
5.What do you do when you are not writing?
When I’m not writing … let me just say, that I’ve got a pen and notebook with me at all times, but even I must take a break sometimes … I love to spend time with my family, they light up my entire day and give me such inspiration … I am always finding creative outlets, ways to express myself – one way is painting, I love to paint … Also, you’ll catch me on the daily, dancing more than walking – put my jam on, & it’s on 🙂
6. Any favorite books you would like to share?
I am an avid reader, always have been! I am a huge Jane Austen fan – my favorite of her work is undoubtedly Pride and Prejudice. In other works, I flew through Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, simply because I just couldn’t get enough. I was a little sad when the saga ended. More recently, I’m loving myself some of Cassie Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices. But now, I’m in waiting for her upcoming release and looking to get into something else … there’s so many great writers with great stories to tell, it’s hard to decide what to read next…
Can someone’s entire life – the only one they have ever known – be a complete lie? The truth is out … and Coralie Collier is about the find just what lies within that truth – the truth about herself, the truth about her heritage, and the truth about her purpose …
In Reminiscence, lies a story of a natural born heroine, Coralie Collier — she just doesn’t know it yet. Coralie lives a simple, almost boring life, that is, until things in her life start to get interesting. Outlandish dreams, bizarre and dangerous encounters, and missing pieces to her memory, are all incredibly important fragmented clues that could help Coralie in finding out her true identity. Along with these clues, and the help of an old family friend, maybe there is a chance for Coralie to find out what is going on around her before it’s too late … and her true purpose has been compromised. All of the characters’ lives within the story swirl around her – and they all know the truth – the truth about the lives they were all born to live… Could there be more to her life than she ever knew? Could there really be more to her surroundings than meets the eye?
Get drawn into Coralie’s world and explorations as she attempts to discover what secrets are hidden in her past and what journeys are in store for her future.
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I would like to thank C. Marie Mosley for stopping by the blog today! 🙂