M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.
She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013 and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
CC: What gets you in the mood to write?
MAC: I’m always in the mood… to write, lol. Seriously. *grin* See, this is now my job. It just so happens to be a job I love. I devote several hours a day to the job of writing. Just like with any job, some days are easier than others.
CC: Where do you get your inspiration?
MAC: Inspiration is everywhere, lol. It’s like approaching someone at a bar. You make eye contact—there’s a spark. You check each other for a little while then… you meet. Talk. Flirt. Cop a feel or two and see if that spark turns into a blazing fire, lol. A time or two I’ve had to walk away and find a different inspiration. I’ve been lucky. Inspiration has never been um, hard, for me to ah, come, up with. *laugh* Okay, I’ll stop now.
CC: Where do you write?
MAC: Well, it depends on where I end up. Some days the laptop and I are on the couch in the den. There are a *lot* of windows in there, and I can see the pond from the couch. It’s bright and sunny. Usually Kitty curls up on a pillow next to me while I write.
Other times I’m in the bedroom. The hubby works nights two weeks out of four. Normally, he falls asleep in the bedroom because it’s dark in there. But there are times the Outdoor Channel grabs him and he falls asleep on the couch. Those days I end up in the bedroom. I sit in the bed with Kitty curled up at the end of the bed.
CC: Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere. It’s kinda like what I said about inspiration. I can be shopping for groceries, and I’ll see something… and that’ll trigger an idea. Or something on TV will stop and make me think. It could be a song, a random thought, or a color. Really, my problem isn’t finding something to write about. It’s more like having the time to write all I want to write!
CC: Have you written characters that are someone you know?
In a sense, yes. All of my characters have some of my characteristics. But I’ve also used incidents that happened to my children in the past, for example. There’s a part in one of The Harvest’s books where Chad and Dale are jumping levees in a white four-wheel-drive truck that has a lift kit. Yes, that’s based on my son, lol. And, okay… maybe when I was a teen also. *wink*
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11/1/15: Nighttime Promises
Coming in early December: A Tah’Narian Christmas
Be sure to check out a special edition of Wednesday Walkabout this Saturday, where we meet Louisa Bacio.