MaryLynn Bast is our interviewee today. Is that even a word?... I'd like to thank her for doing the interview and giving me a little of her time. Now it;s your job to read and enjoy the interview.
I’m just me. I was born in South Carolina, grew up in Texas, so I am a southern girl all the way. I work for a contracted company for the US Military, so I have traveled all over the US, to Japan and S. Korea, with many more locations to come. When I am traveling, I spend my evenings writing when I am not out seeing the sites. When I am back in the states and in between contracts, I live in Las Vegas where I guess what…spend my time writing. I am married to Patrick, have three children and three step children.
2. When do you know writing was your thing?
As a kid I always had a book in hand, always making up my own stories. At twelve I saved up and bought a manual type writer (yes, I’m dating myself). I taught myself to type, pounding away at the keyboard and writing silly romance stories. I graduated to a word processor and eventually to my desktop and a laptop. Looking back, I am so happy for the electronic age! So basically, I think it’s in my blood to write. I’m told that Mark Twain is my fifth great uncle…how cool would that be if I could trace that down!?
3. Who would you consider your mentor in writing?
Since the first time I read Sherilynn Kenyon, Christine Feehan and Laurell K. Hamilton, It has been a fight for as to who would win…I think Kenyon is in the lead by a few words in my book.
4. Who is your favorite character to write?
That is a tough one. I love all the characters in No Remorse. The one that stands out for me is Adam. I can really have fun with his character when I write his story. At this point, I plan on having him in all the novels of the “Heart of a Wolf” Series. So he will be seeing lots of action.
5. Would you change anything about your writing career?
I would have gotten serious about writing allot sooner. I spent my time working so much and taking care of my family that I forgot how much of a pleasure it was for me to go play in my own little world.
6. Who helps you the most?
My husband Patrick and my aunt Peggy had been my most loyal supporters. My husband for being a captive audience when we go on trips together. He listens to me read my stories out loud which help me catch some of the things that need to be fixed. My aunt for sitting with me for hours and hours on chat while I write, I send her passages and talk through some of the story bits and pieces. Most of the time it’s just her listening, I talk it out and her just being an ear, I work through the problem.
7. What's your favorite paranormal creature? What's your least?
I have always had a fascination with wolves, even had a half wolf / half dog named Lucky when I was fourteen. So naturally, werewolves are my favorite with vampires nipping at their necks. My least favorite I would say is Zombies. They are dead, they kill people and well, they are dead!
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