Local Resident Discusses Her First Novel, Writing

A resident of Davidsonville for 50 years, Jackie Mae just released her first novel and is excited to share it with the community.

A local woman from Davidsonville has taken advantage of new digital publishing strategies with Amazon and released her first ever novel, The Ones (The Darkest Series).

Jackie Mae, a 50-year resident of Davidsonville and a self-declared indie writer, said she’s excited for people to discover her tale of good vs. evil as a hard-working girl takes on the madness of life and her newly discovered “powers.”

Patch caught up with the local writer to learn about why she started writing, why her book is unique and what she hopes for the future.

Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: How did you first get into writing? Why did you decide to write a book?
Jackie Mae: Inspired by writers before me, along with the new possibilities that Amazon and many others like them offer, I felt the timing was right. Reading has always been a passion of mine, so it was a natural transition for me when I began to write.

Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What is the central style of your book and why did you choose it?
Mae: Using both subjective and objective narrative, I built my character’s suspense through tone and imagery. Tragedy helps the reader to understand the possibilities in one’s own life and the strength of one’s spirit.

Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What does it take to write a book? How hard is it?
Mae: In truth, I would say writing this book was all-consuming. Once the plot was developed the rest of the story line flowed fairly easily. However, from start to finish, writing a book is an arduous task.

Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: Why do you think people will enjoy this book and what makes it unique?
Mae: In this book my main character is a woman—like many women—just going about their busy lives working and trying to get ahead. She is thrown out of her comfort zone by outside forces she cannot control. She then finds herself in the middle of a situation that one could only imagine would be in a movie. It brings into question our very existence. Where did we come from? And, are we all from the same species? Since this is a series, some answers are yet to be revealed and hopefully the reader will join me for the ride.

Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: Why do you enjoy writing so much?
Mae: My desire to give the reader a rich experience helps drive me to a fulfilling form of self-expression.

Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: To help people understand, what books would you compare it to?
Mae: I find myself in a bit of a quandary; therefore, I respectfully leave it to others to compare my books.

Beth January 07, 2013 at 05:45 PM
I hope it ends up a NY Times best seller, good luck to you!
Jan C. January 17, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Can't wait to read it!


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