Award-winning author, Carol Malone, writes humorous tales of romance, suspense, and adventure to challenge women and men to triumph over their doubts and fears. When not hammering out new adventures, Carol is reading suspenseful romance while switching between a baseball game and a Hallmark movie on TV. Her husband of thirty-six years and a sci-fi writer, is amazed she can read and watch TV at the same time. She has one son, Michael, an IT tech wizard who she says has yet to give her grandchildren.
Carol shares a Q & A to reveal some random facts you might not yet know about her!
Author Carol Malone Q & A
Q: Give us a glimpse into a typical day for you starting when you wake up until you lie down again.
A: Since I’m a night owl, I love to sleep in until about 8:30 a.m. Lately however, I can’t sleep in past 7:00. I guess my creative muse knows I need to be up and writing, either for myself or my ghostwriting clients. I need to be creative early in the morning.
Q: How influential were your teachers on your writing career? What advise did they share?
A: My English teacher in high school taught me to love literature by introducing me to the classics. For her I wrote my first story, “Summer Rain,” which is featured in an anthology produced by my local writers’ club. Later in college, a professor encouraged me to write what was in my heart and after that, I wrote six full-length romance manuscripts in six months.
Q: Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
A: Hot Corner Magic, a hot combination of baseball, humor, and romance, will score with folks who need to believe they can triumph over adversity.
Q: Do you prefer to write in silence or with music?
Q: Name 5 Pieces of advice for aspiring writers.
A: Read. Write whether you feel like it or not. Read some more. Don’t be averse to giving AND receiving constructive criticism. And read the masters of the genre you’re writing in.
Q: Name 5 Favorite cities or ones you want to visit.
A: Venice, Paris, London, Washington, D.C., and Nashville, TN
Q: Name some movies you watch over and over.
A: Avatar, The Princess Bride, Star Wars (all movies), Avengers (all movies), The Hobbit Movies and Lord of the Rings series, and all the James Bond movies (doesn’t matter which actor, although I do love Daniel Craig), the Bourne series, Gone With The Wind, and all the Hallmark Christmas Romance movies.
Q: Name some books that made you want to be a writer.
A: Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series, The Villa and Rebellion by Nora Roberts, The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich, and anything by B.J. Daniels or Linda Lael Miller.
During the hot ’49 summer baseball season, the Sox’s hot corner – third baseman – Ruby Fleming, fouls out, and slides into the bottle, landing himself in a minor league team in Texas. Can a bull-headed, tough-talking manager and a dark-haired angel named, Rebecca, coach Rudy to swing for the fences to save his career, his life, and get the magic back at hot corner?
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