Top Ten Reasons Mary Lindsey Loves Being an Author

I'd like to welcome Mary Lindsey, author of Shattered Souls, to the blog today to tell us the ten things she loves most about being an author:

About Mary Lindsey
Mary's writing is a natural expression of her love of reading and a fascination with the flexibility of the human imagination. Books make the impossible possible.

Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, Mary received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school. Currently, Mary teaches acting to children and teens at a private studio in Houston, Texas.

Mary lives in Houston with her husband, three kids, two dogs, her daughter's pet rats, an Australian Bearded Dragon and dozens of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. (The roaches are long story—don't ask.)

You can find Mary on: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

The 10 Things I Like Most About Being an Author:

10. Flexible hours: Though I usually work from 9-4, I can rearrange my work hours on short notice.

9. Location: A fantastic perk is the ability to work from home or anywhere I wish. I love being home.

8. Attire: I get to work in my pajamas. I get up, shower, and put on a clean pair.

7. Puppy love: I can work with a dog in my lap. This isn’t allowed at most job sites.

6. Family inclusion: “Take your kids to work day” happens every day. My three teenagers get to see this very special and personal part of my life. I think it’s good for them to be a part of the process.

5. Excellent Management: I can’t hate my boss. I’m the real boss in my business, so…

4. Unlimited power: I can kill people at work in all manner of ways and get away with it. Mwa ha ha!

3. Surfing allowed: I don’t get busted for being on social networking sites during work hours.

2. Job satisfaction: I get paid to do what I love.

1. Friends: I meet the coolest people though writing, not only in person, but online. This is the greatest job on Earth!

Thanks, Jenny, for hosting this stop on the Shattered Souls Teen Book Scene blog tour!
Thank you so much, Mary, for stopping by and sharing your favorite things about being a writer with us! Killing off people while at home in your pajamas with your dog and kids, then tweeting about it without getting into trouble? Sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me.

Mary's first novel, Shattered Souls, will be released on December 8, 2011, through Philomel.

You can find Shattered Souls on: Amazon | Goodreads

Thanks to The {Teen} Book Scene for organizing Mary's blog tour.

Click here for a list of all the other stops on the tour. Be sure to visit them for more fun with Mary and to check out some reviews of Shattered Souls!


  1. I love the reason of unlimited power! I am definitely loving that about writing right now, too. Great post!

  2. Being an author sounds like an awesome job! :) Love this post, and I can't wait to read the book!

  3. Unlimited power is the best reason for me! Being a full time author seems like so much fun.


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