Mary C Findley author photoMary C. Findley (pen name for Steampunk Series: Sophronia Belle Lyon)

Blog: http://elkjerkyforthesoul.wordpress.com/

Mary is the author (or co-author) of forty books including:

Send a White Rose (Southwestern Historical Romance)

Antidisestablishmentarianism (Issues Nonfiction about Secular Humanism in history and modern U.S.)

A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist (Steampunk, based on classic characters fighting human trafficking in Victorian times)

Publisher or venue
Self-Published via Amazon and Smashwords, also many titles in print

Interview


1. Who inspires the characters in your work?
Many of the men are inspired by my husband. He is smart, analytical, focused, but very caring and devoted to God

2. Who is your favorite character?
Hamilton Jessup from Chasing the Texas Wind. I like his intensity, his never-say-die attitude, his ability to inspire others, and his change from rejecting to accepting Christ because he saw God as the only help for what he was going through.

3. Who is your favorite author?
Charles Dickens

4. What is your favorite book to read?
A Tale of Two Cities

5. Describe your “writer spot”.
My husband is an over the road truck driver. We travel most of the 48 states and Canada, and I write in the passenger seat, or at a truck stop wherever there’s an outlet to plug into. He writes too, when he can.

6. What is your favorite season and why?
I love the spring because everything turns green and smells new.

7. What is the single most significant thing you can tell us about your writing career?
God has definitely made this happen, plus hubby making me do stuff I don’t want to. Aside from the two of them, I’d be living in a box under a bridge, instead of selling 30-100 books a month.

8. What genre would you like most to write, that you haven’t ventured into yet?
Contemporary Thriller with some tech and romantic elements. I started one for NaNoWriMo last year but can’t seem to get back to it.

9. Can you tell us about a character in your current work in progress?
Natalia Rodriguez uses a false name to disguise the fact that she is Middle-Eastern. She is only 25, and teaches high school, but she has a much bigger destiny. Her family has struggled for generations to preserve the Word of God and she is impressed with the need to prepare for “the great thirst” of the book of Amos, a time when people will search for the Word and be unable to find it.

10. What size shoes do you wear, and do you think you fill them well?
I wear between an 11 and 12 in shoes, and like what my mother says about our family’s big feet — “Man who have big feet have good understanding.