Entries by Mary Maddox

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I Am Interviewed on Bookpleasures.com

Here is a brief excerpt of my interview with Norm Goldman of Bookpleasures.com: “I’m not quite sure why the macabre draws me. It’s probably a combination of temperament, personal history and literary preferences. I see darkness in the world, in people, most of all in myself. But there’s light as well. I hope readers will […]

How Rad Entered the Story

Talion began as a novella about a friendship between teenage girls from very different backgrounds. The story dragged, weighed down by exposition of the characters’ pasts and a present where the conflict arose from their general distrust of one another. Nothing was happening! I came to realize the plot needed a catalyst, a threat that […]

Is She Crazy or What?

Some readers have asked me what Talion is supposed to be: a symptom of Lu’s psychosis? a supernatural being? an angel? Talion and his cohorts are none of these things entirely. Lu’s senses tell her they exist, but others do not see or hear them. A psychitrist would not doubt label her psychotic. They are […]

Welcome

This is the journal of my creative life. Much of it centers on my fiction, but my views of literature and the world will inevitably come into view. DWYQP8B3SFH8