Macyn McIntyre and Devon Brady
How did the Macyn McIntyre Series, specifically Macyn’s Letter, come to be?
The idea for the Macyn McIntyre Series came about after I lost my job in the natural gas industry. When I wasn’t interviewing and taking care of my kids and family, I found myself spending a lot of time online searching for and reading free fiction blogs. I’ve always been a big reader, but because our family had lost my income, I couldn’t afford to buy books the way I had in the past. When I realized I was limited in my online reading, I decided I would start a fiction blog.
How did you decide on names for your H and h (Hero and Heroine)?
When I was pregnant with my first child, I searched thousands of baby names, whether online or in books. When I saw the female variation of Mason, I fell in love with the name. I decided at that moment, if my baby was a girl, I would name her Macyn. Surprisingly, she ended up being a he, and the name was shelved away for later use.
My second child was a girl, and I threw the name into the pot, but ultimately, my husband and I decided on another name, and once again, Macyn was shelved...permanently as this would be our last child.
Well, when I decided to start writing, I knew immediately this would be my new baby, and I would finally be able to use the name I had chosen so many years earlier. Macyn was born!
Devon...well, I would love to be able to say his I had a cool story on how his name was chosen, but I can’t. I did search online for men’s names, and his name stood out. In my mind, it fit well with Macyn.
Now that we know where the names came from, how did your Hero and heroine come about? How did you decided what type of characters they would be?
When I initially started writing, I was going to focus on Macyn and her husband, but from the start, it felt wrong. I knew I wanted her to have been married, but I didn’t want her to be married to him throughout the book. I wanted her to be with Devon. However, I also wanted Macyn to be weak at the beginning and indecisive. I wanted her to be dependent upon Devon, but then I wanted something to happen, like a light switch being flipped, and suddenly she’s this strong person.
As for Devon, I had a specific type of person in mind. I wanted him to be this laid back man who went along with almost anything—the type of man who would support his woman through anything, but a man who didn’t think twice about taking charge when he needed to.
What will happen with Macyn and Devon in the future?
Well, without giving anything away, they will each get what they’re searching for, but they may not get it in a manner in which they think it should happen.
What inspired you with your villain?
I watch way too much crime television. I took a little bit of everything and mixed it into him/her. To be honest, this particular character was the most fun to write. I found there were no limits.
Multi-Genre Author. When she isn't writing, she edits, proofreads, designs covers and helps promote other authors and blogs.