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Saturday, September 15, 2012

MJ Kane- Guest Author!

MJ Kane
New Release- A Heart Not Easily Broken (September 20, 2012)

M.J. Kane stumbled into writing. An avid reader, this stay at home mom never lost the overactive imagination of an only child. As an adult she made up stories, though never shared them, to keep herself entertained. It wasn’t until surviving a traumatic medical incident in 2006 that she found a reason to let the characters inhabiting her imagination free. Upon the suggestion of her husband, she commandeered his laptop and allowed the characters to take life. It was that, or looking over her shoulder for men caring a purple strait jacket. And the rest, as they say, is history.

A reformed TV addict, MJ leads a very full and creative life. Between her husband's music production business, her own creative endeavors and supporting her children in pursing their own creativity, MJ finds time to read and embrace her muse for her writing. As a busy mom myself, I can relate to MJ's passion and drive. Let's get to know MJ a bit more...

What's your favorite thing about being a writer?
Being able to get the people that inhabit my mind out on paper! For years I’ve gone to bed at night with scenes (well, I didn’t think of them as scenes at the time) replaying over and over in my head while I waited to go to sleep. I had no idea that the stories I made up would ever become something to write about!

Why do you think someone should choose your books over another author?
I don’t want anyone to choose me over any other author, but I do want to be an author that a reader chooses. There are so many stories to be told, and so many different ways to tell them…as a new author I want someone to give me a chance and not push my book away because they prefer another author. Before I stared writing, I was one of those who read the same authors faithful without giving anyone else a chance. The minute I dropped that mindset, I found myself exposed to a wider variety or stories, unique and different writing styles and voices. Expanding my reading expanded my mind. I wish for my readers to do the same.

What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?
I want my readers to understand that no matter what our backgrounds are, or where we are from, someone somewhere is experiencing the same thing that you are, good and bad. What matters most is how we deal with those experiences. Everyone may not have the love and support they need to help them make the decisions best for them. Reading how my characters endure, overcome, and evolve into stronger individuals due to the obstacles I put in their path is what I wish all my readers will learn. The ability to evolve into more is something that is possible in all of us.

What's something your fans may find fascinating about you?
I survived a series of strokes in 2006 that nearly killed me. I was in ICU for two weeks, and paralyzed on one side of my body for several days. Every time I meet someone and say that, they think I’m lying. Believe me, I lived through it, it’s not an experience I would make up or wish on anyone! The fact that I have been able to recover and discover a talent for writing and to have gotten published is a blessing. There are many authors out there who have strived to get to this level for years and are still trying. Since surviving the stroke, I’ve learned a lot about me and what I can overcome. That is why I focus on the ability to overcome life’s adversities in my stories. 

Has your life changed significantly since becoming a published author?
Uh, no, other than being a lot more tired by the end of the day! I still get up and drop people off at school and work. Still have to make sure the bills get paid, homework done…lol, the wife/ mother duties never change. If anything, I’ve made myself busier! Every day is a struggle to remain on task and find a schedule that works. Since I am not the best at scheduling or staying on task, it’s always a challenge. I’ll get it down eventually!

MJ's upcoming releases include:

A Heart Not Easily Broken, Book One of the Butterfly Memoirs, will be published September 20th as and eBook, October 4th, in paperback.


Jaded, Book Two of the Butterfly Memoirs will be available March 2013. Look for a excerpt at the end of A Heart Not Easily Broken!  

You can find MJ at the following links:
This Writer’s Life Blog
The Butterfly Memoirs Blog

~Thank you, so much, for being here tonight! I look forward to seeing more things from you and I'm so glad you found your talent! xoxo

Lisa Logue


  1. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

    1. It's my pleasure! I hope to have you again in the future :)


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