What is the funniest thing a reader has ever told you?
My cousin told me she wanted to read my book, but couldn’t because it wasn’t her “type of thing,” so she would have a friend of hers—who is into historical fiction—read it and tell her about it. (She gave it a thumbs up, just for the record.)
Family. God bless them. (For all you non-Southerners, that is Southern Sarcasm as its best, writes C.M. Huddleston)
If you were an architect what type of house/building would you design? Explain your answer, please.
I’d design a library that’s open 24/7. Because the world needs fewer 7 Elevens and more quiet places to read good books.
Do you ever laugh or cry while reading your own books? Explain.
I’ve laughed a couple times during revision reading something—usually dialogue, I hadn’t visited in awhile. Some of the characters have a very good sense of humor.
What is the last book you read? Why did you read it?
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. I was in the mood for some paranormal YA and this book is considered something of a classic as it was written almost 30 years ago before there really was such a thing as YA paranormal romance.
What author, living or dead, would you most like to meet and what would you ask them?
Anne McCaffrey. I’d just like to hear about the moment she came up with Pern.
Who wrote your favorite book, the one you have read over and over again? What makes this book, your favorite?
I don’t play favorites ;), but the one that probably comes closest is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I think I love it because I first read it as an adult and it surprised me—in all the best ways. The speech Jane makes to Rochester about the nature of her love for him always gets me. Her passion is timeless.
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C.M. Huddleston's Review of Queenbreaker:
McCarran did not write a teen romance set in Queen Anne Boleyn’s court, instead she wrote of a girl coming of age and struggling with the mores and intrigue of her own time. Mary Shelton, only 14 when she goes to court, faces the same trials as do girls her age today, but in a setting filled with artifice and wrought with potential peril. Wonderfully described settings, imaginative characters, and historical realism make the book enjoyable to read. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.
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