Today we have Mary Ting author of Crossroads for an Interview
1. What do you like most about writing?
It helps me escape everyday life stress, not that my life is so stressful, but we all have problems, little or big. I love creating stories where readers can do the same, escape into my world I’ve created.
2. Who among the characters of Crossroads are more alike like you?
Though I don’t like to admit it, Claudia is just like me. Her experiences are my personal experiences…first car, first job, first time camping, but too bad there was so Michael when I was in high school…lol!!!
3. Could you give us a little background about how you came up with Crossroads?
Crossroads was inspired by a dream I had in high school-chapters one and two. I like to think that Crossroads is a place between Heaven and Earth. When I crossed over in my dream, I knew I was in a spiritual place. I remember feeling overwhelmed by the sea of clouds. My dreams gave me the idea on how to start my book.
4. Who’s the author you look up for the most?
All authors inspire me, but I would have to say Stephenie Meyer because I took her idea and started writing Crossroads from a dream I had high school.
5. Is there any future project you want to share to us?
I am currently working on a sequel to Crossroads.
6. Can you give us some fun facts about you/your characters and on your writing Crossroads
Many people like Davin, which I’m really happy about because his character was inspired by my friend who passed away. He was very likable and was a best friend to all his friends. Patty is my friend from church. She is exactly how I described her, social butterfly who knows everything about her friends and fashion. I named Claudia after a student I once had many years ago. I can still picture her face, just like an angel. When I was much younger, I had a crush on a boy name Michael, but his character is based off my husband, protective, romantic, and silly at times. No… he doesn’t have wings…lol!
Thank you so much for having me!!!
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Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. Where, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn’t her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia. Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed, about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should?
About the Author
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing Crossroads was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. It was inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.
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