Hi Mary Elizabeth Fricke, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
Booksonline : Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Mary Elizabeth Fricke : I have lived my entire life within five miles of the Missouri River--on both North and South sides. I am a country girl, raised in the middle of Rural America and am quite happy to remain that way. Country is my life, so country is what I write about. I've had articles published nationally but the past few years I've concentrated on writing fiction, primarily rural-based romantic fiction.
Booksonline : What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Mary Elizabeth Fricke : Wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, certified catechist, and 4H Leader are all accomplishments I have achieved in my life. I feel like writing is the one thing I have kept just for me. If selling my books, stories, articles brings in a little extra income, well, that's a good thing.
Booksonline : When did you decide to become a writer?
Mary Elizabeth Fricke : I made up stories before I could write them down. Being a storyteller, to me, is as natural as breathing. I actually wrote my first story on paper when I was twenty-one