I got a chance to ask author Mary Ting five questions about her new book WHEN THE WIND CHIMES.
When The Wind Chimes is available now for purchase. There is also a nice giveaway. Enter to win below.
When the Wind Chimes
Publication date: November 17th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
SOMETIMES ANGELS COME IN HUMAN FORM.
Kaitlyn Summers is heartbroken.
When she receives an invitation to spend Christmas with her family on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, she feels it may be the perfect medicine.
She throws herself into helping her sister’s struggling art gallery, even taking a temporary job for extra money by looking after a little girl from her nephew’s school. She also begins to paint again, something she’s been unable to do since her breakup. It’s tempting to stay on Kauai, but she has obligations back in Los Angeles.
Life gets more complicated when circumstances keep putting her close to Leonardo Medici. Not only is he drop-dead gorgeous, he’s a local celebrity. But Kaitlyn can’t shake the feeling he’s hiding something.
Should she believe the rumors that he’s romancing half the island’s single women?
Or is the random sound of wind chimes when he’s close-by a sign that an angel is near and the secret to her happily ever after?
Five Questions with Author Mary Ting
Q: What was the highlight of writing When the Wind Chimes?
A: I had an idea for a sweet romance novel in my head for the past three years. When my agent brought up the idea that I write one, I jumped at the chance. And I love Christmas, so writing about it was so much fun.
Q: What was the inspiration for this book?
A: I used to oil paint and I thought it would be fun to write a story with a character who painted as well.
Q: Mary, how do you handle literary criticism?
A: I read some of them if they will help me improve. Maybe there wasn’t enough descriptions or they didn’t like the character for whatever the reason. I keep in mind that I’m writing and creating the best story possible. Some people will like it, and some won’t. You can’t please everybody.
Q: There are a few different genres that you write. Which genre do you enjoy writing the most?
A: This is a hard question because I enjoy writing all genres. Maybe the fantasy one, or the romance. Oh boy, this question is too hard. LOL.
Q: Was it difficult making the transition from teaching to full-time writer? Do you miss teaching?
A: It wasn’t difficult because I was ready to leave and write full time; however, I did miss working with children. I was a teacher for almost 19 years. I also missed collaborating with follow teachers. But I love what I do, so I feel like I had made the best decision for me.
International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers all over the world. Her books run a wide range of genres: science fiction, fantasy, and swoon worthy stories. Her storytelling talents have won her a devoted legion of fans and garnered critical praise.
Mary was born in Seoul Korea and resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two dogs—Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Becoming an author was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, she retired from teaching after twenty years.