For those that don’t know what these new featurettes will be about, here is the scoop! “You’ll Never Believe…” will feature the weirdest questions or encounters that authors have been asked/had. Might be about their books or random things, like meetings in a bathroom where someone asked what brand of toilet paper they normally use. Fun stuff and inside scoops that an author would not normally share.
Today’s “You’ll Never Believe…” celebrates the release of Mary Weber’s latest book “Siren’s Fury (The Storm Siren Trilogy Book 2)”. In this one, the author tells us about how her husband was recognized… Tee hee!!!!
“You’ll Never Believe . . .” with Mary Weber
I absolutely adore my job as a writer. But let’s face it – writers’ lives are not the most glamorous. We write and rewrite and edit for plot and structure and grammar.
Basically, we live in a perpetual state of high school English class. Except in our pjs. With coffee close by. And a fridge full of food to drown our insecurity in when we’ve no idea what a particular character is supposed to be edited into doing.
THIS is why when, every once in a while, someone actually recognizes us writer-types, or at least recognizes our name as “that person who wrote that book,” we go all shy and dorky and flash a creeptastic smile. Because we are so not used to this kind of attention. On the inside we’re going, “They know I’m a genius!” while on the outside we simply look like a headlight-startled pajama-wearing weirdo.
So that was me, as a newbie to the biz, standing beside my husband (who is an uber sexy god-like quiet man) one day as an 8-year-old approached us, wide-eyed and awestruck. “Are you . . . are you . . .?” she stuttered.
“Yes, I am,” I tried to answer the lovely girl. Except the proud, creepastic smile on my face wouldn’t let the words through. So I tripped and waited. Until finally . . .
“Are you HIM?” she asked.
Wait. What? I peered closer at this small person.
Only to discover she was staring at my husband.
“From the movie?” the girl continued.
To which sexy god-like quiet husband looked over at me and smirked.
And THAT is the way it goes these days. Due to the fact that I am a shy, dorky writer and my sexy husband looks exactly like X-Men’s “Wolverine.”
LOL!!! I love it!
About the Author:
Mary Weber is a ridiculously uncoordinated girl plotting to take over make-believe worlds through books, handstands, and imaginary throwing knives. In her spare time, she feeds unicorns, sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California, which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean. Her debut YA fantasy novel, STORM SIREN, is available now in bookstores and online, and SIREN’S FURY (book 2 in the trilogy) will be out June, 2015 from TN HarperCollins.