Maer Wilson Interview by Aoife Marie Sheridan

Question: What have you published recently?

Relics, Urban Fantasy novel. Published 5/1/13 through Crescent Moon Press.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

I’ve been writing different things for years, but I only began to write novels about three years ago. The characters’’ names inspired their story and I knew I needed to tell it.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

Relics Paperback at Amazon:

Relics Kindle at Amazon:

Relics at Barnes & Noble:

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?

When I write, I have one of my soundtracks going and other than that things are pretty quiet. I do a lot of thinking before sitting down to type/dictate. Once I start though, I get lost in what I’m doing for hours. The dogs are great at reminding me to come up for air, though.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them

That would have to be La Fi and Thulu from Relics. They’re married detectives who deal only with supernatural clients. La Fi can see and hear the dead and she’s feisty, with a big heart. Thulu is a black belt in Karate and tends to be very Zen, but has a playful, charming side. He can find anyone or anything that is lost. Together they are a blast to write and I love living in their world during the writing process.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?

It sneaks in every now and then, but I really try to avoid that and take each book I read on its own merits. I love reading and I think too much “mental editing” would ruin the book, so I just don’t do it.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?

Film and gaming soundtracks. I’ve also discovered Two Steps From Hell and their epic music is perfect for what I write.

Question: What do you eat while writing?

I tend to eat healthy for the most part. Unfortunately. I do cheat once in a while because I think people should, but more often than not, I’m snacking on veggies, cheese, nuts.  Nothing very exciting, I’m afraid. For cheating though it’s ice cream. And if I’m really going to be bad chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting. Okay, now I want some.

Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?  

Diet Cherry 7UP

What is your favourite cartoon character?

Mickey Mouse

What is your favourite movie of all time?

I honestly don’t have one. I think I’d have a hard time even coming up with a Top Ten because there are so many that I love. I love “The Lord of the Rings” films, as well as “Star Wars”, the “Star Treks” and the “Harry Potter” franchise. But there’s no way I could narrow that to one.

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?

Read, watch movies, some hiking or riding my bike now and then and crafts.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?

Maer’s Website:

Maer’s Facebook:

Maer’s Twitter:

Relics at Goodreads:

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