Marjorie M. Liu

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: February 25, 2014

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Interview

Current Release: LABYRINTH OF STARS (The Hunter Kiss series)

Describe your current release by starting out with "In a world".

In a world much like our own, Maxine Kiss is a woman covered in living tattoos: demons that peel off her body at night to form her own personal army. Together, and with the help of her husband, Grant, they've saved the world and each other -- but another challenge remains. Maxine is pregnant, and there are many powerful forces that don't want her child to be born. Protecting her family may be the hardest fight of Maxine's life, and the price she'll have to pay for saving them might just transform her into the monster she's always feared she'll become.

What are you working on?

A light, quirky novel set in Boston about an elderly Chinese woman who used to be a dominatrix -- and still is -- and her Iraqi vet granddaughter who comes back into her life to help solve the mystery of who is trying to murder her.

I'm also working on another comic book project, which will be announced in the next several months.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

I received so much encouragement and support while writing Labyrinth of Stars -- from my partner, family, friends, agent, editor, and readers. It wasn't easy writing this book -- partially because it's the last in the series (for now) -- and even a simple kind word during the process meant a lot to me.

Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?

Actually, I do. It was my first reader moment, back around 2005 or so. I met a wonderful woman in an elevator at the RT Convention in St Louis, who told me she'd read my first novel, Tiger Eye. She was the first person to ever say that to me, and I appreciated it more than I could say. Her name was, is, Barbara Vey -- who many readers know and love for her amazing blog called "Beyond Her Book" at Publisher's Weekly.

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

I'm constantly finding new and creative ways to waste time. I have a deadline? Oh, suddenly I need to clean my closet. I have a scene to write? Darn, I really need to knit a scarf. Baking, gardening, "research on the internet, aka, twitter", sending very urgent emails, working on OTHER books...I mean, the list could go on and on.

To my readers: thank you, forever, for all your kindness and support over the years. I always wanted to write books, and never imagined doing so would introduce me to so many amazing, generous, people.