IndieView with Bonnie Mill Lemke, author of Mollie’s Follies

These reads are fictionalized but life itself provided the fodder for these manuscripts. My geologist husband, I, and two dogs, have been living in a small, country town called South Wales, N.Y., six miles from my childhood home. Publisher didn’t like the editor and then the publisher and I didn’t agree. When I started writing Mollie’s Follies, I had three books in mind and worked on the first and second manuscript intermittently. About Publishing
What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? Mollie’s Follies is the first book; second novel, Blue Pearl & Pepper Rose, I suspect will be finished by the end of this year; and then My Father’s Farms,” the last, I’ll begin next year. It’s a way pour out your heart and bleed without bleeding. Where do you live now? About the book
What is the book about? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? Have hired Whizbuzz, Indie Book Lounge; and a couple other sites for Indie Authors. There are no areas where I’ve struggled; it’s all fiction, inspired by real-life events. What would you like readers to know about you? Some of my favorite authors are Joyce Meyer, Diana Galbaldon, Bill O’Reilly, Zig Zigler, and Nora Roberts. Our last meeting was to be in Orlando. Traveling across the USA Mainland alone, she wanders from the East Coast to the West Coast and back again looking for compassion, love, and a place to call home. Bonnie Mill Lemke – 18 March 2019
The Back Flap
Mollie’s Follies   is a revised version of “Fractured-the state of having been broken.” Main character Mary Lynn Sharp aka Mollie is a prime example of what happens when a little girl is traumatized throughout her formative years. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? They didn’t. I’ve hired editors and publishers and none of that worked out favorably. I grew up on a dairy farm on the main road between, Orchard Park and East Aurora, two Southern Tier suburbs of Buffalo, New York. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? I do not listen to music when I write. If so can you please describe it? If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? It’s a release. I live in New York State. So went the self-publishing, self-editing route. I write the core of what I’m hoping to write and then go back and expand upon it. I’m a lover of Traditional Country Music but need to have it quiet when writing. Utmost motivation for writing this novel is an attempt at influencing adults to be extremely careful with what they say and how they treat their babies. How long did it take you to write it? There are no areas where I’ve struggled; it’s all fiction, inspired by real-life events. That was the last contact I had and is what drove me to use Amazon, kdp. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors
The only advice I’d tell anybody is, “Don’t give up; keep on keeping on.”
About You
Where did you grow up? This read deals with addiction; death; betrayal; narcissism; faith and hope; a protagonist with courage to admire; life lessons to ponder; and uses double-meaning word- play for entertainment. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? Would set-up meetings and the publisher would stand me up. What came easily? Have been writing since January of 1999. Where did you get the idea from? End of Interview:
Get your copy of   Mollie’s Follies from Amazon US or Amazon UK. Writing is great therapy. I’m winging the promotional angle; have done nearly 1,100 individual book ads on Facebook sites. Mary Lynn Sharp, aka Mollie, is on the run. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) When did you start writing the book? I write what’s in my heart. My characters are fictitious
We all know how important it is for writers to read. Do you outline? Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Mollie’s Follies is about a young, beautiful teenager who’s been abandoned by her family. Rippling affects of such a stormy childhood have very negative impacts on every person she meets along the road of life. I don’t have a writing process other than my mind’s eye. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? I showed. Did you hire a professional editor? Do you listen to music while you write? I’ve tried outlining; but, IMHO it’s too time-consuming. The publisher/editor I had been using were twins, living in Florida. Mollie marries several times; each marriage, except her last, is a disaster. I’m working on a second novel called Blue Pearl & Pepper Rose.