Maria Macdonald

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How did you get started as an author?

I was a blogger but had always written. One thing lead to another... 

What was your first book?

Love Reflection 

How has your writing style changed?

Massively! In so many ways I couldn’t even begin to list them. I’m not a fan of my first series and may go back to alter it one day. 

What are you writing about in the anthology?

Male Infertility 

Why are you taking part in this anthology?

Because it’s a fantastic cause. 

Why do you think it's important to spread the message of this anthology?

I think men are overlooked. They’re expected to be ‘the rock’ or to ‘man up’. Only with us getting the message out there can we help people realise that men hurt too and we need to not only be mindful of that, but sometimes we need to actively look for it. Men can be as bad for understanding it’s okay for them to break and can also believe they have to ‘man up’ and so can hide their pain. Let’s be their light.

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What is your favorite line from your manuscript?

“Do you have any problems with arthritis, diabetes, or any other medical conditions?” “Nope. I’m in tip-top shape,” I reply, my lips twitching as her eyes wander down my body. The stain on her cheeks is back again, and my fifteen-year-old self gives a fist bump.

Did you research your story?

Yes. I looked into the make POV and what they have to endure. 

Is there any one thing you have to have when writing?

I like to listen to music and I like to have sweeties on hand, but neither are a must have. 

What influences your work?

Everything 😍

Who is your favourite author?

So, so many. If I had to pick only one it would be Kristen Ashley. 

Any book that holds a special place in your heart.

The Jill books. They’re horsey books for children / teens. I still love them now 😍