Mary Russel, author of Flickertail and Paint, Barnyward Sleuths, is interviewing me on her blog - http://maryrussel.blogspot.com - on Thursday 17th June, and I'll be interviewing her here on my blog. We're both new authors with lots of books in the works, and I'm sure you'll enjoy reading Mary's answers to various questions about her writing life.
Mary was born in 1948 and grew up in the U.S. in various foster homes and in an orphanage. She found her escape in books and is now a children's author and mystery writer. It is her hope that she can provide present and future generations of readers with the same enjoyment and excitement that she finds in books. She has a Bachelor's Degree in journalism and enjoys reading, writing, cooking, crafts, and spending time with her husband and two very spoiled dogs. (There's a gorgeous picture of Cookie reading Flickertail and Paint on her blog, http://maryrussel.blogspot.com. You should really go and look.)
Mary's published books include Flickertail & Paint, Barnyard Sleuths and Rudolph, A Child's Love Story (coming soon). Her current projects include The Steamer Trunk & the Hexagon Murders, both mystery novels.
You can read my review of Flickertail and Paint on gather here.