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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Marcy Hatch and Paradise

Marcy is one my first blogger buddies. We met in the fall of 2010 via our blogs and started trading manuscripts as critique partners. In the spring of 2011, with our co-moderator/conspirator, Charity, we opened UnicornBell for business. And never looked back. Sideways, yeah but never back. 

She signed with WiDo Publishing this year.

Tell us about yourself.
I’m a New Englander, born and raised on the East Coast, and except for a brief stint in California as a kid I’ve never lived anywhere else. That said, I’d trade my Maine winters for some California sun anytime – but NOT the summers! Summer in Maine is pretty near to Heaven as far as I’m concerned.

I live in what’s classified as the Midcoast area and can walk downtown to the Damariscotta River and the award winning Maine Coast Bookshop (can you tell I love my local bookstore?), which has a webcam on its roof and a cafe on the sidewalk. If you want to see what my town looks like from up there, head over to my blog at mainewords and click on the door on the sidebar. You’ll get a bird’s eye view.

Tell us about your book. 
It’s Tombstone meets Romancing the Stone with a little time-traveling thrown in.

If you could only have one superpower what would it be? 
To be able to turn invisible.

Who is your favorite character from one of your books and why? 
I have quite a few favorite characters but I must admit a certain fondness for Dara, a character in my as yet unfinished fantasy trilogy. She’s the daughter of a Prince forced to marry her enemy. I like her because she’s way tougher than I’ll ever be.

What are you working on now? 
I’m currently revising a work I thought was finished. Yeah.

What’s your favorite movie? 

What’s your favorite quote? 
"You have to believe it to see it."

What genre do you write and why? 
I write a lot of genres. I started out writing historical romance, then fantasy, YA paranormal, NA contemporary and my latest completed work is an NA scifi – NO REST. I write what I want to read and I like to read a lot of different genres.

Name five things that are on your desk right now? 
A local magazine, a drink, pens, books, and a flashlight.

Chocolate cake, strawberry shortcake, apple pie, or pecan pie? 
Damn, that’s a tough one. If it’s summer I’ll want strawberry shortcake but if it’s Thanksgiving then I’ll probably have the pecan AND the apple pie. Any other time I’ll probably go for the chocolate :)

How can readers find you? 

Paradise (working title) Blurb
Katherine Kennedy has it all; she’s beautiful, she’s wealthy, and she’s engaged to the perfect man. There’s just one problem. She can’t marry him. Worse yet, she can’t say why. All she knows is there is suddenly nothing she wants.
Jack McCabe has little in the way of possessions, less in the way of wealth, no where to go and no one to go anywhere with. All he has is a vague sense of discontent, a restlessness that will not abate.
Both are drawn to Cristobel Island and Louis Cade, a man who offers them the unimaginable, something neither can quite believe until they actually find themselves over 100 years in the past, 1881 to be exact.
For Jack McCabe it’s the adventure he always dreamed of – until he meets a beautiful but deadly train robber. Katherine can't believe an ignorant bounty hunter has mistaken her for a criminal – until she sees the picture, which looks exactly like her. Neither of them can imagine how the past has a way of catching up with the present.

Set in the old west, this is a tale of mistaken identity, romance, and murder.


Charity Bradford said...

Marcy, I don't know why, but this is the first time I've read your book blurb. Sign me up! It sounds amazing and like something I could gobble up in a day. I can't wait!

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

You chose your desserts wisely. I make a killer apple pie (I use Black Arkansas apples, the best for pie), but the other choices would get my full attention first.

From what I've read, No Rest is amazing.

Alicia Willette-Cook said...

Can't wait to read your book in all its glory! :D Title included!

Liz said...

"I’m currently revising a work I thought was finished. Yeah."

Is anything every truly finished?

Tara Tyler said...

yay for Marcy!
yay for the NE!
wait, Romancing the Stone? That's a piece of mine too! All right!

go us!