Marta Moran Bishop – Wee Three: A Mother’s Love in Verse

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Wee Three: A Mother’s Love in Verse

Tell us something about yourself.

I have been writing since the age of six. When I wrote one of the worst plays ever written. I have learned a lot since then.

What inspired you to write this book?

My Grandmother Helen Springer Moran who began some of the verses in the book and A.A. Milne

How did you choose the title?

Partly as a tribute to my mother, aunt, and uncle who were featured in some of the verses.

What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?

Communication with the publisher

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I have always written, but didn’t know I wanted to be a writer until I began Wee Three.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Yes, make a time that you will devote to writing and remove all unwanted influences. Or influences that will stop the flow of ideas.

How do you come up with the names for your characters?

From real people though the names may not belong to the character.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?

I learned the importance of editing, reediting and having a professional editor.

If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?

Not get involved with some of the people that I originally did. Take suggestions more easily but keep your own thoughts and processings going. Go with your best.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?

I read just about everything, from Science Fiction, Thrillers, Murder Mysteries, novels, to biographies. I am a history nut. Favorite authors depends on the genre. But I like anything by Robert W. Walker and Lisette Brodey.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I am working on Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal. It is based on a true story of our rescue horse and his fight for survival. Dinky tells the story. It is heartbreaking with a happy ending.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Edit, edit and more editing. Read your book aloud, you catch awkward sentences.

Who is the perfect reader for your book?

Wee Three is written from the perspective of a child. It is good for children over six or if younger to have it read to them. Older adults also like the memories that the verses invoke.

Dinkys story will be enjoyed by people who love animals and horse lovers.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

www.martamoranbishop.com
Amazon.com & barnes&noble.com