Mary L. Ball is a multi-published Christian author. She resides in North Carolina and enjoys fishing, reading, and ministering in song with her husband. Her books are about small-town romance, suspense, and mystery, influenced by the grace of Jesus Christ.
What inspires you to write?
I enjoy writing about normal situations we all may face, and how grace will see us through to better tomorrows.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I begin a novel I make short notes in my word program about the characters, and important events. However, I'm a seat of the pant writer and my characters take on their own personality. Often, they do something completely different from the way I may have envisioned.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, I listen to my characters and follow their personality as they faced events placed before them.
Who are your favorite authors?
I enjoy Nicholas Sparks. My favorites titles are among the older ones, such as "At First Sight and True Believer."
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to begin my publishing journey with a traditional publishing. My debut novel, "Escape to Big Fork Lake" was published by Prism Book Group (Division of Pelican Book Group.)
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think publishing will continue to become stream-lined. Writers will see more publishers expecting to be in charge of all the editing aspects of their story.
What genres do you write?
Inspirational romance and suspense
What formats are your books in?
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