Sunday, November 9, 2008
An Interview with Mary Alice Pritchard!
Today I'm thrilled to interview Mary Alice Pritchard!
Alisha: Can you tell us a little bit about your childhood? Favorite memories?
Mary Alice: I was born in a little delta town in Mississippi. I have one brother. I grew up reading. I read everywhere we went and didn’t have a clue how to get anywhere in town until I started to drive. I remember spending summers with my grandparents and miss those years.
Alisha: I was close to my grandparents too. Don't you wish we could just turn back time? Tell us about the hero and heroine in your latest release.
Mary Alice: Lizzy is a spunky red head channel for ghosts. She is bound to a ghost until she can help him finish his business on earth to move on. Jacob is the highway patrolman who pulls her over for speeding. He’s talk dark and handsome, but they all are, right?
Alisha: I already like the sound of this story! Right up my alley! If you were granted three wishes by a genie, what would they be?
Mary Alice: First, to be able to write full time without worrying about paying my bills. Second, to live closer to my brother and his family. Third, to live closer to my favorite critic and friend.
Alisha: How odd! We share the same wish (#1..tee hee). If you could go anywhere to tomorrow, where would you go?
Mary Alice: I can’t make up my mind….Spain maybe.
Alisha: If you could see anyone tomorrow (dead or alive), who would it be?
Mary Alice: John Wayne
Alisha: I love the Duke! If you could choose six people to spend one week on a desert island, who would it be and why?
Mary Alice: Nita Wick, my best writing friend. Vin Diesel, because he’s a hunk. Roark from J.D. Robb’s Death series because he’s a perfect idea of a man. Lora Leigh to learn how she manages to write such damn good books. Sam Elliot because I like the bad boys. Richard Dean Anderson because I was in love with him for years! LOL
Alisha: Wow! What a great group that would be! What word or phrase tingles in all the right places for you?
Mary Alice: I Want You.
Alisha: Mmmm...wonderful. If you had one day to spoil yourself, what would you do?
Mary Alice: I’d go to a wonderful spa and have all the services and then read the rest of the day.
Alisha: Perfect! If you could change one incident in your life, what would it be and how would you change it?
Mary Alice: I would go back to highschool and change how I dealt with my first boyfriend who turned out to be my ex-husband. Enough said.
Alisha: Hmm...I have one of those too and he was my highschool sweetheart...lol! What’s the sexiest thing a man has ever done for you or said to you or both?
Mary Alice: Set up a sexy bath and bathed me. I loved it!
Oh, rats! It wasn’t like all of the spirits she’d found bound to her were huge hassles, but lately, most of them were. Case in point, Carlton Taylor. Her most recently acquired spirit knew his time was short and still managed to die without fulfilling his promises. Just like a man to think he had all the time in the world. They could cheat death and lift fully decked out monster trucks over their heads.
“Carl, are you sure there’s no one who would remember where your great-grandmother, Augustine Rhodes, is buried? It sure would be a lot easier than exploring every cemetery in the county.”
“No, there ain’t nobody around who keeps up with all that stuff since Momma died.”
“Well, your Momma isn’t here, Carl, and that leaves me walking blindly from marker to marker. Since you’re so insistent on hanging around me at all hours, you can take half of the next one and help me look. She’s your great-granny!”
“I can do that. So long as there ain’t no protection around the place. I can look as good as you.”
“I doubt that, Carl, you’re about two weeks gone and starting to get ripe.”
Howlllll! Okay, now I really have to read this! I love ghost stories and this one sounds like a hoot! Thanks for being a guest on my blog today, Mary Alice! Please come back soon!