Sunday, August 27, 2017

Welcome, Author Miss Mae with your Audio Book "Catch Me If you Can"!

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

"Catch Me If You Can" is a 2017 Platinum winner of the Hermes awards. With it’s five-star reader ratings at, 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
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?
James Herriot!

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. (

To learn more about this author, visit her website:

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!

Miss Mae's links:

Next week the wonderful Medieval romance novelist Joyce DiPastena visits!


  1. Glad to catch up with Miss Mae on your blog, Gina. Yes she is a zany gal with a great talent for storytelling. Listening to the audiobook of Catch Me is a very different experience from reading the story. I felt like I was right there with the characters experiencing the storm. MM, I enjoyed your answers to Gina's questions. Learned a lot about you. So meat loaf is your fave, eh? Best wishes for continued success in your writing career!
    JQ Rose

  2. Thank you for visiting this week, Miss Mae. We are going to have a great time!

  3. I thoroughly enjoy Miss Mae's mysteries and highly recommend them. I enjoyed learning the story behind Catch Me If You Can and about the well-deserved award. Congratulations!

  4. Hi J.Q., Gina, and Gail!

    Thanks for stopping by. Glad to see you, and yes, not only because of Hugo, but it is one reason why my heart goes out right now to the people in Texas.

    I loved writing "Catch Me If You Can", and absolutely am so in love with the audio version. It is so realistic with all the fantastic sound effects, eerie music, and the emotion of the actors that I just get goose bumps when I listen to it. I hope everyone who listens will appreciate all the hard work and effort that Roger Rittner and his team put into making this masterpiece!

  5. Miss Mae: As you know I've read many of your books and have the audio of "Catch Me If You Can" and enjoyed it. I second your take on the voices and sound effects. Regina thank you for featuring Miss Mae. She is a very interesting lady and I'm impressed with her writings and awards. I hope readers/listeners will take advantage of the scope of her writings.

  6. I really enjoyed this book. What a great option to have it as an audio book now!

    1. Thanks, Danielle. But the audio version is even better!

  7. Wow Gina Miss Mae is indeed a very interesting guest .....Hope your week is a successful one..!!! Cheers

  8. You audio books sounds so good! I bet the sound effects are good on your audio book. Regina did a great job on your blog.

    1. Thanks, Ann, for stopping by and commenting. Yes, Regina did a great job!

  9. I had Miss Mae on my blog just a while ago and this book sounds so intriguing. Congrats on getting it into Audible, Miss Mae. I love Audible.

    1. Hi Linda, so glad you stopped by, and for hosting me on your blog. Yes, I love audios too, especially when they're produced by Roger Rittner!

  10. (From Laurean Brooks comes the following comment. I offered to post it for Laurie since she was having technical issues posting. Thank you, Laurie!)

    I've listened to this audio book and it captivated me to the end. Miss Mae has a way with carrying a plot, building suspense, until your heart pounds. (Pssst! Don't listen to this before bedtime if you scare easily.)

    The voice actors portrayed their parts well and distinctly, drawing me into the scenes. The added sound effects--whistling wind of the hurricane, screams, creaking doors, footsteps gave me an eerie feeling. One day I listened while driving. When a woman screamed, I flinched and yanked the steering wheel to the right without thanking. Thank goodness there was no oncoming traffic. It took me a minute to settle my nerves by repeating, "This is not real, Laurie. It's just an audio book. Now, calm down.

    I highly recommend this book, and as with any book if you obtain the perfect narrator/voice actor, audio ones are are the best.

    Miss Mae, stay off those horses. I had an experience as a child where one ran through my friend's garden while her mother was bent over picking peas. It scared me enough not to get in the saddle again.

    Laurean Brooks

    1. Laurie, I laughed out loud at this, especially about the horse and the mom bent over picking peas. LOL Did she spill her basket everywhere when she saw you?

      Loved your comments, thanks for stopping by. :)

  11. Congrats on putting your wonderful book on audio! Very exciting! Like you, I grew up on Nancy Drew, Vitoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. Such nice mentors for your terrific stories, Miss Mae!

    1. Thank you, Darcy. So glad you stopped by. :)

  12. What an interesting interview. I've been a fan (and on-line friend) of miss Mae's for several years. She is incredibly talented not only with her books but with her gift for designing lovely covers (she designed one of mine when I decided to self publish it after getting my rights back)I just love her romantic suspense stories, and also her Science Fiction and children's stories (which are also great fun for adults). We share a love of dogs, but it's a shame you don't share my passion for horses Miss Mae, if you met my 'Harri' you'd see how gentle a horse can be and how enjoyable horse riding can be. (A bonus is that from the back of a horse one can see over hedges which is a definite plus when you're five ft nothing like me!) I can't recommend Miss Mae's books enough - and now some of them are available in audio versions with such wonderful acting and sound effects they're even more enjoyable, if that's possible!

    1. Lyn, my bosom buddy across the pond! So glad to see you. :) And you know how much I love your SF books. Still believe StarQuest would be a fantastic competitor against Star Trek! Wish it could be made into a movie. I'm positive Harri is wonderful, but you're experienced with horses. When I was on the one, I was a complete moron and knew NOTHING about horses. I felt like someone on a race track who didn't know how to even drive a car!

  13. Miss Mae,
    I haven't read this particular book, but have listened to the audio. It is a wonderful narration with many sound effects so that you feel like you're experiencing everything that the characters are. I have enjoyed your other books I have read. You are a great storyteller!

  14. Miss Mae, your books are SO intriguing. Could you share with us a bit of where your inspiration arrives? Thank you!

  15. Miss Mae, thank you so much for a great visit. It was so informative and I, as well as many of our readers I'm sure, can't wait to hear "Catch Me If You Can".

    Readers, thank you for your fantastic comments. Please check back for our next visitor, Medieval romance author Joyce DiPastena.

    Until then, happy reading! :-)