When I first found Mary DeMuth’s webpage, I knew I wanted to interview her. She’s open and honest and has wonderful advice for other writers. Just check out her definition of a successful writer for proof of that!
Enjoy this interview.
Since we talk about all aspects of writing and blogging here, let me start with your blog. It’s delightful and open and well written. It’s also very eye-catching. Where did the design come from?
From my designer George Weis at http://www.tekeme.com. Love him!
Your book, The 11 Secrets of Getting Published, is getting all kinds of great reviews and publicity. Tell us a bit about why you decided to write this, and what you hope writers take away from it.
I wrote it because I’m a teacher at heart. I wanted to help writers on the path to publication, but I didn’t have time to mentor them all individually. This book basically is everything I know about writing and publishing in one place.
Share some of your writing goals. What’s next for you?
I’m writing a book about how to grow exponentially as a Christian. I may write some young adult fiction that will directly go to the Kindle.
What’s the most interesting book you’ve ever read?
Peace Like a River, a novel by Leif Enger. He combined literary writing with suspense. That gave me permission to do the same in my novels.
Classic Christianity: Life’s Too Short to Miss the Real Thing by Bob George. It’s an old book, but very, very good.
In your opinion, what’s the measure of a successful writer?
One who keeps writing even when setbacks hit.
Where can we learn more about you?
Anything else you’d like to add?
I so appreciate you asking these questions!
Books by Mary DeMuth:
- The 11 Secrets of Getting Published
- The Muir House
- Thin Places: A Memoir
- Daisy Chain (Defiance Texas Trilogy, Book 1)
- Watching the Tree Limbs (Maranatha Series #1)