Author Interview, with SL Stacker
Where did the idea for Macyn’s Letter come from?
I originally started writing Macyn’s Letter as a fiction blog in 2008, although it was simply named Macyn McIntyre. I had no direction when I started writing. All I did was write, and as the ideas came to me, I allowed my fingers to lead the way. I was surprised as much as my readers with each post.
What are you working on right now?
I’m currently working on a four book standalone series about four sisters who own a bar and moonlight as hitmen/assassins.
Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
Yes and no...My imaginary friend was Marsha Brady. My mom said I’d play with Marsha for hours under our kitchen table. I don’t remember playing with her, but I do know she was my favorite from the Brady Bunch...Marsha, Marsha, Marsha
How did you meet your husband?
My hubby and I worked together in the automotive field. We saw each other on a daily basis, but we never really spoke to each other. I actually first spoke with him at a club. I was out with my friends when I spotted him and his friends across the room. I made a beeline to him (with the help of some liquid courage) and talked with him for at least ten minutes before I disappeared for the night. I didn’t really talk to him again for about six months. We’ve now been together for ten years.
Are there any weird things you do when you are alone?
I dance around the house and chase my dog through the house. I sit a lot during the day because of writing, but when I do get up, I always try to move fast or add some type of little exercise. A little is better than none, right???
Do you have any tattoos?
I have three. The first is on my lower, right back, and I got it when I was stationed in San Diego while I was in the Navy. The second is a butterfly on my shoulder, and I also had it done when I lived in San Diego. The third is a butterfly on my ankle. I got it in Virginia on my 23rd birthday. It was my gift to myself.
What kind of music do you like?
I love almost anything from the 80’s. If I’m listening to music, it’s safe to say 95% of the time it will be something from the 80’s.
Do you dance?
I used to dance a lot in my twenties, but as I’ve had kids, I find we don’t have a chance to go out often, so my dancing has lessened. But I do dance around the house and with my kids.
If money were not a problem, what is one thing you would buy?
I would make sure my mom had a home and someone to help her take care of it.
What advice would you give others who have an interest in writing?
Don’t give up. It doesn’t matter what others think of your work. If you love writing, then write for you!
S.L. Stacker is a romantic suspense author and novelist with Booktrope publishing and a member of International Thriller Writers association. She has written and published three books in the Macyn McIntyre series. Her current work includes several fiction novels, but her focus is Sisters of Summit Bay—to be published in 2015. When she isn’t throwing her readers for a loop and leaving them with cliffhangers, she can be found chilling with her husband, children, and dog.