Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Meet Mary Ball, author of Escape to Big Fork Lake

Meet some of my new friends from the Prism Book Group, starting with Mary Ball, author of Escape to Big Fork Lake

Mary, what do you love about Escape to Big Fork Lake?

I love that Samantha Blacker got a new start in life. How many of us have often fantasized about starting fresh somewhere else 

Introduce us to the story and one character—any one:
Bad luck seems to follow Sam Blacker. She loses her job and faces daily struggles keeping her drunken neighbor away from her. When an unexpected inheritance gives her a chance for a new beginning, Sam, a city girl at heart, is hesitant. However, after a brutal attack she has no choice. Making a decision that will forever change her life she flees to the small fishing town of Big Fork Lake, Alabama and soon finds herself in the arms of Noah Frye. As Sam adjusts to small town life trouble lurks in the shadows, waiting and watching. Inescapable, Sam’s bad luck returns when she stumbles upon a murder and becomes the only suspect.
Exciting, Mary. What one new thing did you learn during the research of this book?
I discovered the beauty that lies in Alabama. (one city I haven't visited yet)

What’s your best marketing tip?

Stay away from blue eye shadow or use it sparely.
Me: Big grin! Thanks, Mary.
Will an inheritance bring new happiness or a trap for murder?

Mary L. Ball lives in the North Carolina. She writes novels and Christian articles. Her passion is weaving together Inspirational Romantic Suspense and Mysteries, which show the imperfect lives of everyday characters as they face hardships while discovering the real meaning of grace. When she’s not writing she enjoys family, the outdoors and fishing. You can visit me at Stop by and “like” her FB page.


  1. Thanks Lisa for having me on your beautiful blog.

  2. Good tip about the eye shadow. Loved your book.

  3. Wonderful interview. Mary L. Ball hits the 'nail on the head'; everyone, at some point in their life, needs a new start in life. Makes me think of the quote, "A change is as good as a rest." Unfortunately for Sam, that rest didn't come about as quickly as she'd have liked. But hey, a heroine's turmoil makes for great reading.

  4. One of the joys of writing is being able to become familiar with settings, characters, and information you've not known about before. Mary makes the Alabama location appealing.

  5. It's such a delight getting to know you all! We're going to have a blast.

  6. Great interview, Mary. I highly recommend the book for any blog readers who haven't read it yet.