Sunday, October 7, 2012

Interview with author Macy Beckett

Today I'm excited to share an interview with my friend MACY BECKETT, whose first book came out just a few days ago. I'm so excited for her!!

Becke: Hi Macy! How long have you been writing?

Macy: Hey there, Becke! Thanks for hosting me on the blog today. J I have an English degree, so I’ve been writing for decades, but I didn’t start crafting fiction until NaNoWriMo 2009.

Becke: You’ve recently made your first sale...and your second. Or is it third? Would you share your “call” story with us? (Even if it was an email rather than a phone call.) Give your books a plug, too!

Macy: Sure thing! The Sultry Springs series (3 books) was my first sale. The Alienated Series (2 books) was my second. Readers can find out about all of my books—for adults and teens—on my website. Today I’ll “plug” my debut romance, Sultry with a Twist. Basically, it’s about an Austin bar owner who’s forced to return to her tiny hometown for a month of community service…under the supervision of her first love and ex-best friend. It’s a hot and humorous story of reunited lovers. ::dreamy sigh::

“The call” for the Sultry series came when I was folding laundry one night. I jumped around and squealed, and my daughter came running into my bedroom to check on me. The second call (a sale to Disney Hyperion) came when I was in the New Orleans airport. I jumped around and squealed then, too. I’m pretty sure everyone in the terminal heard me.

Becke: Tell us about your interests and activities in your “real” life.

Macy: Juggling two series leaves very little time for a life. I spend most of my days and nights writing, blogging, promoting, etc. Oh, and parenting my three kids. Let’s not forget them. Sad but true.

Becke: Who are some of your favorite authors, and what are some of your favorite books?

Macy: I love light, funny contemporary romances, so my standby authors are Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, and Rachel Gibson. My favorite book of all time is Jane Eyre, which is unusual for me because I typically don’t like dark, angsty plots.

Becke: Do you have a blog or a website?

Macy: Lordy, yes. I’m a blogging fool. But instead of listing all the places where I blog, I’ll just send you to my website. J 

Becke: Like me, you are also a member of the Ohio Valley chapter of RWA (woot!). Are you originally from Ohio?

Macy: My dad was in the Air Force, so I like to say I’m from everywhere. I didn’t settle in Ohio until 2005. This is the longest I’ve ever lived in one place!

Becke: Who are your hotties (in real life, fiction or TV/movies)?

Macy: Right now I’m crushing on JoeManganiello. I can’t pronounce his name, though, so I call him Joe McSexyPants. It fits.

Becke: What have been some of the highlights of your writing career?

Macy: Nothing beats getting the call, because it’s all excitement, hope, and pure potential. Holding my ARC was amazing, too. It was so cool to kick back in my chair and read my own book in BOOK FORM.

Becke: Thanks very much for visiting with us today!

Macy: My pleasure! Thanks for having me. J

Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous romances set in Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances. Her debut novel, SULTRY WITH A TWIST, is now available in stores, and two more Sultry Springs romances will follow in 2013. Macy loves to hear from readers, so feel free to say hello on Facebook or via her website.


Stacy McKitrick said...

Fun interview. I'm crushing on Joe M, too (I have an autographed picture of him, too - yum. He's even better in person).

I just finished reading the book this evening and thoroughly enjoyed it! I look forward to the next ones in the series.

Becke Davis said...

You have an autographed picture of Joe M? JEALOUS!!! He's topped my hottie list for a long time! BTW, our mutual friend Renee Vincent knows his family!

Becke Davis said...

Macy - Do you have a release date on your Disney/Hyperion book yet? I'm excited to read that one, too!

Melissa Landers said...

Thanks again for having me, Becke! I wish that sweet grandbaby hadn't lured you away to Chicago, but I totally understand. :)

As for the Disney deal, ALIENATED releases in February 2014. Here's the Goodreads link:

Stacy, I'm glad you liked it! I'm going to start posting excerpts from Trey's book on my Facebook page soon!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Thanks for a fun interview, Becke and Macy! And congrats to Macy on the new AND upcoming releases!

Debbie Haupt said...

Macy, great interview and wow I can't think of anything better to read than hot humorous romances.

Becke Davis said...

Stacy and Jennette - Thanks so much for joining us! I've been excited about ALIENATED ever since I read Macy's query for it in this interview with her agent:

Melissa Landers said...

Thanks, guys! Becke, I can't wait to see the cover Hyperion creates. I have high hopes. :)

Becke Davis said...

Let me know when it can be pre-ordered. I'll get a copy for my daughter and my niece, too - they love YA!

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