Book Giveaway & Author Interview: The Tapeworm Emails and the Gloria Airmails by Mary McReynolds

Welcome to Author Mary McReynolds!


Third generation Oklahoman married to J.E. McReynolds; two daughters; seven grandchildren. Twenty+ years writing and editing award winning full color magazines, newsletters, annual reports, billboard campaigns, special events, and other types of advertising from brochures to slide show presentations. I have served as assistant public relations director, associates, and director of pr and marketing for several hospitals in the Oklahoma City metro. My work has appeared in The Journal Record, The Oklahoman, The Gazette, The Edmond Sun, M.D. News, Builder and Architect Magazine, and newspapers throughout the state. My resume includes stints as a legal and real estate assistant and personal organizer. I make great coffee, am a dynamite fast cook artist, and take out the trash.

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If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go into the future or back to the past?
If I could travel in a Time Machine, I’d go into the future to the end of the world and the beginning of eternity, although eternity has no beginning or end. It just IS like God.

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I’d invite C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and Boris Pasternak. What a feast!

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
If I were stranded on a desert island I’d want a copy of the Bible, a shoebox full of matches, and a sharp machete.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
If I were a superhero my name would be Faster Woman.

Night Owl or Early Bird?
I am an early bird and I always get that worm.

Is there a song that could be the theme song for your book or characters?
The song I’d list as the theme for my book and characters is the opening of Carmina Burana.

What was your favorite book as a child/teen?
My favorite book as a child was “When We Were Very Young,” poetry by A.A. Milne. My favorite book as a teen was “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger. Quite a leap.

When did you know you should be an author?
I knew I should become an author when I couldn’t stop writing down my ideas, plots, and characters.

What is the craziest writing idea you have ever had?
The craziest writing idea I’ve ever had may yet make it to the pages: a time when dreams have to be produced so others can see them, a life and death competition.

How do you react to a bad review?
There is no bad review. All reviews are helpful and informative one way or the other.

Hidden Talent?
My hidden talent isn’t so hidden. I love interior design and edit my house like I edit my writing, always tweaking and perfecting.

Favorite place to Travel?
My favorite place to travel is Israel. Been there once and aching to return.

Write a Haiku about your book.
Devil’s emails burn
Angel’s missals teach and yearn
Which will win her soul?

The Tapeworm Emails and the Gloria Airmails by Mary McReynolds:
There is a supernatural battle raging every day all around us, but we mortals see none of it. This supernatural battle is a battle for our souls. Only we can choose to go toward the light or the dark, but the demons and angels have their own devices for swaying our decisions. So it is in this two-sided epistolary collection, The Tapeworm Emails / The Gloria Airmails, written in the spirit of C.S. Lewis’s enduring classic, The Screwtape Letters. The Tapeworm Emails, written by the conniving and jaded old devil Tapeworm, aim to inform and instruct her niece, the newbie tempter Wartmonger. The target of her devilish tutelage is a twelve-year-old girl they call “Trinket.” They want her soul, and they could easily have it, if not for the angels. The Gloria Airmails are a dialogue between two of the Lord’s soldiers, Gloria and Ariel, who also seek to capture the girl’s soul-only they want her soul saved, not destroyed. Trinket’s real name is Jewel. As this battle rages behind the scenes, the young girl watches her world descend into the end times. With time running out and judgments falling over a rebellious plant, Jewel must choose before it’s everlastingly too late.

“The Tapeworm Emails and The Gloria Airmails” presents the flip side of temptation in an apocalyptic tale told through a devil’s emails and an angel’s airmails as they battle for the soul of a young girl.
Edgy, dark humor writing in the spirit of C.S. Lewis’ enduring classic, “The Screwtape Letters.”

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Giveaway Details:
1 copy of The Tapeworm Emails and the Gloria Airmails
Open Internationally
Ends 3/1/11

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