I’d like to welcome my friend and debut novelist, Maureen Connolly to the blog today! She’s written the gripping suspense, Little Lovely Things.
Author Name: Maureen Joyce Connolly
Book Title: Little Lovely Things
Book Genre: Contemporary/ Psychological Suspense
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Please tell us a little about your book.
The very depth of psychological despair, coupled with the saving grace of friendship and love.
I love your title! How did you come up with it?
Actually, the title of my book was a collaborative project with me and my editor, Anna Michels. We ran lists and lists of potential titles by one another for about three months. Little Lovely Things was Anna’s idea and it jumped out at me so we called it a ringer!
How long did it take for you to write the book? Did you do have to do any research?
Close to ten years and yes I did a great deal of research since I deal with different languages in the book.
For you, what’s the hardest thing about writing?
Everything! Seriously, I find it difficult to make time, then I find it difficult to focus after which I find it difficult to develop all the ideas floating around in my head. My first drafts are also always very rough, so I need to go through many many more to simply get into to shape enough to read coherently.
What do you love most about it?
Completely and utterly disappearing, vanishing in my work. The joy of being immersed in pure imagination is like none other.
If you were speaking to someone who hasn’t read your writing before, why should they want to read Little Lovely Things?
It’s a page turning experience like none other, filled with unforgettable characters – you will be swept away on a journey that will take you to surprising places!
What are your interests outside of writing and reading?
So many! I love to cook, garden, paint, write poetry, take long walks, hang out with family and friends and participate on my dragon boat team which is active during the warm months.
Where can readers find you?
I love when readers reach out! I can be found at the following:
Website – https://www.maureenjconnolly.com
Author Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/maureenjconnollyauthor
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/maureenjconnollyauthor
Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Maureen-Joyce-Connolly
Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/MConnollyAuthor
Thank you, Maureen! Little Lovely Things is out NOW.
A mother’s chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every parent’s worst nightmare
It is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn’t have time for the nausea overtaking her. But as the world tilts sideways, she pulls into a gas station, runs to the bathroom, and passes out. When she wakes up minutes later, her car—and her daughters—are gone.
The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.
As hopeful and uplifting as it is devastating, Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.