Welcome, Mac! Can you tell us a little about your writing process, from idea to finished product? Do you plan and plot in detail or “pants” it or some combination of the two?

Mac: I’m a complete pantser. I start out with an idea, a conflict, and a location and the rest comes to me as I go along. Let me tell you, that can be a real pain in the butt at times, but I can’t seem to write any other way, and really wouldn’t want to. I love the status quo.

Nia: What are your long term goals and dreams for your writing career?

Mac: Just to keep writing and sharing my stories. I didn’t take up this craft to get rich, though, of course, I wouldn’t mind. Storytelling is compulsory for me. Even if I never sold another book, I simply couldn’t stop. That would break my heart. So wherever my writing takes me, I’ll be smiling.

Nia: What do you find to be the most difficult part of the writing craft?

Mac: Staying on track to get to where I plan to go. As a pantser, I’m often tossed off in a direction I didn’t expect. Sometimes that’s awesome. Sometimes it’s a disaster leading to writer’s block.

Nia: I hear you. But if it’s any comfort, I’m a plotter and I hit disaster and writer’s block too. What are your favorite parts of writing?

Mac: A good, juicy scene fueled by dialog. I always learn the most about my characters when I let them talk and love how that happens.

Nia: Ditto! Thanks for coming by today.

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11 thoughts on “Author interview Mackenzie Crowne

    1. Sorry for the delay, Mac. I need to figure out how to let the comments fly. Currently, they await moderation. I’m leaving to work out and my cell phone is dead so if there’s a 3 hour delay, that’s why.


  1. Nice interview, Nia! This book sounds like fun. I like the author’s voice. “Looking at Trevor Bryce, she had a sudden craving for feta cheese and ouzo.” Great line, therefore I had to click the buy link.

    RoseAnn DeFranco


    1. Thanks, RoseAnn. I hope you enjoy it. I don’t ever like to pick a favorite character because it’s like picking your favorite kid, but I’d share martinis with Meggy any day. She’s a blast.


    1. You have one of those skyscraper piles too, huh Robena? I swear, mine would reach the clouds if they weren’t ebooks. Thanks for downloading and stopping in.


  2. Good evening, Nia. I needed to pick a winner of the copy of A Song for Sophie, and technically it goes to Robena, but I’m sending one to RoseAnn too. So there! 🙂 Now, all I need are their email addresses, pretty please.


    1. YAY! I didn’t realize there was a prize for commenting. I LOVE surprises. Kid you not, I was just about to settle into bed with my Kindle and THE BILLIONAIRE’S CON when I took a look at my email on my phone. Do you need the emaill connected to my kindle? THANK YOU! 🙂


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