Interview with Monica Corwin, author of Professional Liar

14 May 2018

What can you tell us about your new release, Professional Liar?

Well, I can tell you it’s dark, angsty, and a twist on the Shakespeare play, The Taming of the Shrew.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

That’s a tough question. I think I felt a lack of the kind of stories I wanted to read. So I started writing them. At the time it was a happily ever after for King Arthur, which ended up being my first book, King Takes Queen.

Who is your favorite couple from literature?

Jamie Fraiser and Claire Randall.

You’re hosting a literary dinner party. Which three writers are invited?

If I can have dead and alive –  would be Edgar Allan Poe, Christopher Marlowe, and Sierra Simone.

If I can only have alive ones – would be Sierra Simone, Deborah Harkness, and Tiffany Reisz.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love the escape of it. I can dive into a story and it’s like I am completely outside of myself while I’m typing away. I also love the readers. When I get a reader who messages me how much they loved my book I get a little weepy. And the all-nighters to finish books are worth it.

What is a typical day like for you?

I wake up, take my kidlet to school, come home get dressed etc, make a mocha, sit down and check email and FB. Then I dive into writing. Next, eat lunch. Then I do some more writing. After that I take a break and catch up on FB again. Then I pick up kidlet, we have some family time until bed. Once she goes to bed I’ll write or edit while I watch a movie or TV. Then I crawl in bed way too late with a book and pass out. Pretty boring I know.

What scene in Professional Liar was your favorite to write?

Has to be the opening one. I love the unspoken history these characters have between them. It was so much fun to pit two strangers to me against each other.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I do live by the philosophy of kindness. I try to find something to do for others every single day. I always treat people with respect in the hopes they will treat me the same way.

Monica Corwin is the author of the new book Professional Liar

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