Thursday, December 4, 2014

AP Author Spotlight: Maria Ann Green

Maria Ann Green
Twitter ID: @missmariaann
Describe yourself in three words:
Energetic, hopeful, friend
Tell us a little about your latest release:
My debut release is IN THE REARVIEW.
The blurb: When Meagan’s secret is found out, and she realizes there is no way to outrun her habit of cutting, she tries to work through it, and her depression, before she cuts too deep, making a mistake that can never be undone.
Meagan's problems aren't like every other adolescent's no matter how much she wishes they could be. Hers are worse. They've pulled her down into the depths of a depression that is anything but normal. She begins her pattern of self-harm as her depression threatens to drown her. She starts with one cut that leads to the next, and the next. After starting, it's apparent that there's no stopping, and Meagan spirals into a dark and cruel world she doesn't understand. Meagan cuts to feel better, but that comfort doesn't last long enough, and soon life is worse than it ever was before.
While learning to quit cutting Meagan faces life-altering obstacles and grows up in the process. IN THE REARVIEW is a story of pain, loss, confusion, and hope told through Meagan’s poems, journal entries, and a splash of narrative.
I started the book in high school and worked on it until this year, well after college. I got the idea because I knew several people dealing with the issues in the novel.
What is your earliest memory?
I remember having chicken pox when I was young. I was hopping around the house because I has them on her bottom of my feet and it itches to walk normal!
What would you consider the greatest moment in your life?
Getting married to my best friend, in Vegas, has been the greatest moment in my life. By far!
What’s the hardest thing in in life you’ve done?
The hardest thing I've ever done would have to be losing my father at the age of 23. I was lucky to have such good supports in my life at the time.
What have you learned in life so far?
I've learned to never quit. Good things come with persistence.
Everyone’s favourite question: if you could invite five people for dinner, who would it be?
Oh I love this question! If I could on is five people to dinner they would be: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Chuck Palahniunk, Sophia Bush, and my husband. That would be one awesome dinner party!
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