Bio.: Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughter. Some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and long walks on the beach…which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom surrounded by her laptop, cell, Kindle and fighting over the TV remote. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm…or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.
As my father-in-law loves to say, “Is this going to be a long story?” 😉
I’ve always been a storyteller. I can’t just tell you, “A guy I went to high school with introduced me to my husband.” I have to go into the entire story, which takes about fifteen minutes. Every time. It’s just the way I am, I feel this need for people to get the entire experience. (It’s actually killing me right now not to finish the story, haha) I’m pretty sure my family hated that I was that kind of person when I was growing up, but they just learned to prepare for the long-winded answer of whatever topic we were currently on. As many people know, I didn’t grow up wanting to be a writer; I just kind of stumbled upon it a few years ago. It was such a surprise to my family, but eventually they all kind of said, “Well, we should have known!”
With being a storyteller, you have to be the kind of person where you’re comfortable making fun of yourself; because, let’s face it, most stories worth telling are quite embarrassing. Or maybe those are just my stories … anyway! You also need to be comfortable telling people about the struggles in your life, not because you want people pity you, but because you want people to know that they’re not alone. Now … my storytelling has definitely gone over into my writing. I think with every author, they put a little bit of them in their books, it’s almost impossible not to. But for those closest to me, they know I put a lot of me into my books.
Characters are made from a mix of people from my life; conversations between the characters are actual conversations I’ve had with friends, or my husband. And many events that take place in my books are events that have happened in my life, or someone’s life that is very close to me. Sometimes they’re a mix of events put together, sometimes they’re quite funny in real life, and terrifying/dramatic in my books … regardless, if you read my books, then you know me.
And I think of all my books, FROM ASHES is the book that is most like me. No, I did not grow up in a broken home, I actually came from an amazing family. But Tyler came from a mix of guys in my life, and Gage is made after my husband. I’m from California, and my husband Cory stole me away to Texas. We don’t live on a ranch, but I’m okay with that. One of the big symbols in the book comes from a nickname for my hubby; and I’ll tell you now, most of the conversations between Gage and Cassidy are actual word for word conversations between my husband and myself. I won’t say much more in case you haven’t read it yet, but for those that know me, or that have read it and messaged me about particular scenes, you know exactly which events have happened in my life that made it into that book.
I hope my readers enjoy my books, as well as getting to know me through them. And with any of my books, not just FROM ASHES, if you want to talk about a certain scene or the book in general, (even if you’re mad about it!) I’m always up for talking about my books. Obviously … like I said, I’m a storyteller. So shoot me a message on Facebook, we’ll talk it out, and maybe I’ll tell you some more stories.
Aside from her dad, who passed away when she was six, Cassidy Jameson has only ever trusted one man: her best friend, Tyler. So of course she follows him to Texas when he leaves for college. She just didn’t expect to be so drawn to their new roommate, Gage, a gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl. The only problem? He’s Tyler’s cousin.
Gage Carson was excited to share an apartment off campus with his cousin. He didn’t mind that Tyler was bringing the mysterious friend he’d heard about since they were kids … until the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen jumps out of his cousin’s Jeep. There’s something about Cassi that makes Gage want to give her everything. Too bad Tyler has warned him that she’s strictly off-limits.
Despite everything keeping them apart, Cassi and Gage dance dangerously close to the touch they’re both been craving. But when disaster sends her running into Tyler’s arms, Cassi will have to decide whether to face the demons of her past … or to burn her chance at a future with Gage.
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Thank you for this post Ms. Molly!! =)
Thank you, Molly, for the guest post!! 🙂
Thank you for the post! This book looks great!! 😀
Molly!! Thanks for coming by and sharing your work!
Thanks for the awesome post! Your book looks amazing!
Thanks for the guest post Molly, your book sounds fun! Rock on! 🙂
I love Molly. Thanks so much!
Thnk you so much Molly for the great guest post!
Thanks for the post! Seems to be a great book!!! 😀
Thank you for the post!!
Thank you for the guest post Molly.
Molly Thanks for a great guest post!
Thank you for the Guet post
Would like to thank Molly for the fantastic guest post. Always nice to hear from authors 🙂
Thank you for the fantastic guest post… I can completely relate at times I too become a storyteller when I think that they should know everything about the topic I am talking about and so there had been times where my parents or my friends would avoid asking any question which might lead to my storytelling side 😉
Thanks for this amazing guest post 🙂
Thank you Molly for the guest post 🙂
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