Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mary Lindsey's Writing Buddy, Beeyaaa plus Giveaway!!

Mary's writing is a natural expression of her love of reading and a fascination with the flexibility of the human imagination. Books make the impossible possible.

Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, Mary received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school. Currently, Mary teaches acting to children and teens at a private studio in Houston, Texas.

She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Mary lives in Houston with her husband, three kids, two dogs, her daughter's pet rats, an Australian Bearded Dragon and dozens of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. (The roaches are long story—don't ask.)

I’m often asked if I need certain things around me in order to write. I think all writers have idiosyncratic needs and I’m no exception.

My needs are pretty simple:
1) I need a caffeine source,
 2) I must be showered,
3) I like to have my hair up,
4) I need silence to write, and
5) I need my plush sheep, Beeyaaa.

Now, unlike caffeine, Beeyaaa isn’t a necessity, but he has become my lucky charm of sorts.

When I got the call from my agent, he was sitting on my desk. When I got the call that an offer had been made for my book, he was in my lap. Soooooo, the kids decided it was Beeyaaa, not me, who contained the writing mojo.

He’s cute and cuddly and I like having him around. I like him so much, in fact, I own him in three different sizes. The huge one stays at home, the medium one lives at my river house, and the little one travels with me. Yes, I'm just that silly.

Here he is at the cemetery featured in Shattered Souls:

Beeyaaa likes living dangerously: 

And he's adventurous. A pioneer, if you will:

 And like me, he loves to read:

So, in honor of being only weeks away from the release of Shattered Souls, I’m giving away a Beeyaaa to a lucky commenter on this blog.
Tell me what you like to have around when you read or write, and your name will be put into the drawing.


  1. Aww I love to hear how you have Beeyaaa around you, that he has been your good luck charm in your writing, etc. I love having my sweet pooch Oreo here when I read, work, watch tv, etc.

  2. I think I could use a good luck charm! For me, coffee and/or chocolate are helpful, but the only thing that's truly a necessity is a large block of time so that I can tune out the real world and immerse myself into the alternate world. Unfortunately, time is the hardest thing to find!


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