More Time with Mary Ting


Interview on I Am A Reader, Not A Writer 

What is one book everyone should read?

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.  I cried so much!!! I can’t imagine writing this book knowing you will never see your family again. As my kids grow up, I would urge them to read this book.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

I would love to be able to fly. I could fly to Paris for lunch…hehe!!!
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

Crossroads is about love and friendship know no boundaries.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?

I was never inspired to become a writer. Writing Crossroads was a way for me to heal the death of my grandmother. Stephenie Meyer has also inspired me as well. Twilight was based on her dreams and I based my story on my dreams.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

I’ve meet so many wonderful people around the world. Many of them have become my friends. Friendship knows no boundaries for sure.
What is your dream cast for your book?

Claudia-Nina Debrov

Michael-Ben Barnes

Davin-Channing Tatum

Vivian-Megan Fox

Caleb-Chase Crawford

Patty-Amanda Seyfried

Philip-Orlando Bloom

Agnes-Courtney Cox

Margaret-Angelina Jolie

Gamma-Susan Sarandon

Aden-Huge Jackman
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 

I loved reading Judy Blume and V.C. Andrew series.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Write all your thoughts down. Ask your friends to read your draft. And most importantly, believe that you can!!!
What is your favorite Quote?

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  Maya Angelou

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

Though I don’t like to admit it, Claudia is just like me.  Her experiences are my personal experiences…first car, first job, first time camping, but too bad there was so Michael when I was in high school…lol!!!

Hidden talent?

I oil paint. I once painted the cover of New Moon. I sold it for $100 at a Twilight convention. I also make jewelries. My friends and I started a website called  I also love to dance. I teach a dance routine every year for a talent show for my daughter’s group, the school I work at.
Favorite Candy?

Giant Chewy Sweet Tarts. I can eat one pack as I write…lol!!!
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

Breaking Dawn
How do you react to a bad review?

I know that my book will not please all. It’s impossible!!! I think about the reasons why I wrote this book and the great reviews I got. My husband, family and my friends are proud of me. I’ve been told many times that they don’t know how I do everything that I do. I don’t either…lol!!!
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

A publishing company…lol!!!  I would love to help other authors publish their first book.

What do you do in your free time?

Besides spending time with my family. I enjoy shopping…hehe!!! I enjoy reading, listening to music and watching movies.

What’s your favorite season/weather?

Fall. I love to wear boots, scarves, and jackets
What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate…yum!!!  Especially with nuts.

I took on a journey not knowing how rewarding it would be for me. I’ve meet so many wonderful people from all over the world through facebook, twitter, goodreads and blog sites.  I’ve made everlasting friendship where friendship knows no boundaries.  And I have to thank my grandmother who continues to watch over me from Heaven. Thank you so much for having me!!!

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