Author Miss Mae spent her childhood in east Tennessee, but now resides in Georgia. To be honest, she still wishes she was in Tennessee. "Miss my home state!"
Welcome to my blog! What is your newest book about?
I’d love to chat up my new audio book, “Catch Me If You Can” produced by Roger Rittner of Los Angeles, California. If I may gush a little with an opening from the PR release? (
You Can Now Hear the Award-Winning "Catch Me If You Can"
The howling wind of a hurricane. The creak of footsteps on the stairs. The wailing of a dog in the dark of night.
"Catch Me If You Can", the thrilling romantic mystery by award-winning author Miss Mae, is now available in an enhanced audiobook at PulpRadio.net.
"Catch Me If You Can" is a 2017 Platinum winner of the Hermes awards. With it’s five-star reader ratings at Amazon.com, the brand new audio version enhances the story with extensive sound effects, background accents, and a complete music score. The story is performed by five of Hollywood's best voice artists, and is produced by Roger Rittner Productions of Los Angeles.
In this riveting story, Lois Steinberg is washed ashore on a South Carolina island during a category four hurricane. She seeks shelter inside an old plantation house that was scheduled to host a video game convention to announce the newest mystery game, "Catch Me If You Can". But almost immediately, the cook is found murdered. Then the prize to be awarded at the convention, a CD of the game, goes missing. The quest to discover the answers becomes a maze more complicated than any "Catch Me" game could ever be devised, as Lois races to save her life ... and keep hidden her mysterious secret.
The new audiobook is available in a deluxe 6-CD set in library case, or as an instant MP3 download at PulpRadio.net.
Where did you get your inspiration for this book?
Several ideas/inspiration came to mind. First, I’ve always loved mystery and suspense stories, starting as a young girl with the likes of Nancy Drew, Donna Parker, Trixie Belden, etc. Graduated to Agatha Christie, Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney. So when “Catch Me If You Can” came to mind, I wanted a complicated who-dun-it. And I wanted all my characters to be confined in a group – meaning they HAD to interact and their personalities, motives, secrets, etc. would slowly be revealed for all to learn.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
In 1989 we moved to south Georgia, right before Hurricane Hugo hit. It was targeted to make landfall at Savannah, and we lived on the outskirts of town. However, right before it did so, it curved and aimed for Charleston, SC.
So when I needed a reason for my characters to be located together in one spot (see above question), I chose a hurricane. I placed the story in SC too, on a fictional island, though.
For some technical issues involved in my story, (government related), I had the aid of Mike Angley, OSI retired.
Did you put real experiences from your research in this story?
Yes. Describing the setting of the hurricane was similar to some things we experienced that night of Hugo.
What intrigues you most about writing these stories?
I assume the main character’s role and I imagine myself trying to muse and puzzle out the answers. I hope I make it as much fun for the readers as I have while ‘role playing’. (
Tell us a bit about your other books.
Would love to. I’m not all about mysteries, you know. LOL I also have a quirky, warped sense of humor. My latest is the “Ahoy, Mischaps!” series written for kids, but with grown kids-at-heart in mind. Number 1 in the series is: ‘Ahoy, Gum Drop!” It’s in print, ebook, and audio. The second book is: ‘Ahoy, Out There!’ It’s in print and ebook, and signed with Roger Rittner for the audio. I’ve released the third book: ‘Ahoy, Mummy Mia!’ Again, just in print and ebook. Hopefully, audio will come later.
If anyone has a love of chocolate and just plain old downright silliness, then these books are for you!
Which of all your characters is your favorite?
I love all the characters in “Catch Me If You Can”, of course. Each has their own unique personality. And I must say that the actors in the audio book were astounding at how they captured the characters’ quirks and feelings. J.W. Terry, who “plays” the obnoxious Bob took my breath away with how real he portrayed him; Stephen Mendel’s deep tones who plays Victor, the hero, made my heart go pitter-patter; Robin Riker who plays Lois, the heroine, sent shivers down my spine at how she knew exactly when to be soft and the next instant to be hard as nails (depending on the scene); Toni Attell, as Jenna the resort owner --ooh, she had “catty” to an art, and Dave Mallow as Andy was Nasty with a capital N.
How did you get started in this genre?
See above reference about loving Agatha Christie, etc. (
When you have time to read, who are some of your favorite authors?
Let’s get personal for a moment: Please share with us the most daring thing you’ve ever done.
Favorite meal? City you would love to visit and why?
Most daring this? Hm, probably trying to take a horseback ride. Learned instantly that was NOT for me! LOL
Favorite meal? I love meatloaf.
After our episode of “travel” to Savannah, I’m not interested in visiting any other city, thank you. I’m a home girl and just want to spend my days with Mr. Mae and our three dogs. (
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Thank you so much for visiting “Gina’s World of Good”, Miss Mae! I wish you many sales!!
Readers, remember that "Dove Island" and "Fated Destiny" by Miss Mae are always free. They are wonderful mini-reads, not full lengths, and you are more than welcome to enjoy them!
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Next week the wonderful Medieval romance novelist Joyce DiPastena visits!