|Under the Moon Gate|
Marilyn Baron, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, Under the Moon Gate
and contemporary Bermuda.
and proper Bermuda heiress Patience Whitestone
and threatens to expose her family secrets—ruinous secrets she wasn’t aware of.
The two are immediately at odds when Nathaniel moors his vessel in front of her
estate and refuses to leave until he finds the cache of Swiss gold he’s convinced
was buried somewhere on the property during World War II. Can Patience save herself
and her family’s reputation when she finds herself reluctantly drawn to this determined
“pirate”? Or will someone from the past make good on his threat to destroy
them both? Their fate is inextricably linked to Nazi plots and to the beautiful
moon gates of Bermuda in this compelling tale of
love and intrigue.
Whitestone fortune in Bermuda.
to expose Patience’s family secrets at all costs.
writing courses I’ve taken.
water, chocolate… pictures of gorgeous hunks for inspiration…?)
who does not drink coffee. I do love hot chocolate.
of the moment?
When I’m writing a new book I write when I can, fitting it in between my “day
fix a blank page.
personal preferences—foods I love, colors I love, places I’ve been.
in the Notes section on my iPhone. I try to carry around a small notebook for this
purpose, but it’s not always available.
write that you might not write otherwise?
prolific this year. By the end of the year I will have five books published, one
self-published and four under contract with a traditional publisher. Not all may
be released in 2013.
done while you were a writer.
relations firm. I’ve been editor of a regional corporate newsletter, marketing manager,
and special events manager for AT&T; I was an Information Specialist for the
Florida Department of Corrections (the prison system) where I learned to work with
printers (the inmates in the institution that housed the printing press) and I heard
a lot of “fish” stories (I’m innocent). On my first day on the job four
women escaped the women’s correctional institution and we had a tent city situation
when the system got overcrowded. I spent one summer at the Downingtown Inn
as a reservationist, living on the property in a situation similar to Dirty Dancing.
were involvement in the Olympics in Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake
City and the LA Olympics. Annual reports for one client
that involved travel throughout Europe, were also
Under the Moon Gate took 10 years to perfect. I wasn’t writing
all that time. Most of that time it was dormant. But the book has been through many
iterations. It started out encompassing three generations and I finally opted for
two generations in one book and one, in the 17th century, in the prequel, Destiny:
A Bermuda Love Story.
I really enjoyed. I got to meet the author twice at book signings. I’m in two book
clubs, so between books I read for pleasure and books for the book clubs, I’m never
without a book. I recently went on a Behind the Scenes tour on a Mediterranean cruise
to do research for an upcoming book, a murder mystery that takes place on a ship.
Andrea Bocelli concert in Atlanta
in December. I love him.
but they didn’t take. All I remember is Heart and Soul.
of smell so I have a well-developed sixth sense.
to write in just one genre?
suspense and paranormal.
as compared to when you first started writing?
would it be?
would it be?
If something is due I’ll get right on it. If not, I tend to procrastinate.
with, “Now, this better not end up in your book.” My other sister and
sometimes writing partner gave me a sweatshirt that said, “Be Careful or You’ll
End Up In My Novel.” I write down snippets of conversations wherever I hear
them, at the hair salon, in the grocery store, at dinner. Sorry, if you say something
interesting, you’re likely to end up in my books.
normally read your genre, and why?
It’s a historical, romantic thriller and it has intrigue, spies, romance, and humor.
I think people actually prefer the WW II-era romance to the contemporary.
I love spy novels.
and I cowrote two books, Murder at the Outlet Mall, a comedic mystery, and The Edger,
a humorous women’s fiction and we enjoyed that experience. We also wrote a musical
and are thinking of self-publishing it while waiting to get it produced.
one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview.
What will you take with you and where will you go?
dressy. I would take my husband or daughters and probably go to Italy.
We just got back from a Mediterranean Cruise and I’m ready to go back to The Amalfi
my favorite color and I haven’t wavered in that since I was born. I have gravitated
toward lighter greens, like sea greens and blue greens.
I do things as fast as possible.” But I wish I were laid back and relaxed and
could enjoy a vacation spa.
Please complete the sentences
to be on Broadway.
or print format at http://amazon.com/Murder-at-Outlet-Mall-ebook/dp/B00BGQLOKW.
an Angel, The Stand-In Bridegroom and Dead Mix at http://twbpress.com/authormarilynbaron.html
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death of a movie actor’s young son in a private plane crash. Besieged by requests
to use her powers to help others, she realizes why her parents had warned her never
to let anyone know of her visions.
police detective Jack Hale harbors a deep-seated distrust of psychics and ignores
Katherine’s warnings when she calls to report her premonition. Jack is forced to
partner with Kate, who uses her eerie sensitivity to evil to help him catch a serial
killer in Sydney, Australia, but that’s only the beginning
of the story. Jack and Kate are drawn into the investigation of a mystery surrounding
Kate’s birth and find murder and romance among a secret society of psychics in the
quaint seaside spiritualist community of Casa
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