MICA (any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves) STONE (the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist) is married to a geologist (a scientist who studies rocks, layers of soil, etc) which couldn’t be more serendipitous.

Because she and her husband’s (the geologist who is also an author) two daughters are active in animal rescue, Mica lives in a zoo. She’s forgotten what it’s like to talk to people because, except for the ones she hears in her head then puts on the page while writing, most of her conversations are with either the dogs (3) or the cats (5).

She does talk to her geologist-author husband, but a lot of that is about the dogs (3) or the cats (5). They do discuss what she’s writing. And what he’s writing. And where they’re going for dinner. Her geologist-author husband is actually a very good cook, but oftentimes the writing takes over and starvation sets in and there’s no time.

Mica has a son who doesn’t rescue animals, though he owns three, and he and his wife have given her three grandlings. A boy after her own heart, the oldest sneak-reads in bed by the light of the glow stick. She texts with her son more than she talks with him. Same with her daughters. Pretty soon, she won’t have to talk to anyone ever again.

Except to her characters, of course. She has long conversations with them when they don’t do what she wants them to, sending her well-thought-out scenes careening madly into something not part of the plan. But she’s learned to go with the flow because these unexpected twists and turns make for some of the best suspense plots.

She really hopes you like RITE OF WRONGS because feeding the zoo does not come cheap. Oh, and the cat she is holding? She really, really misses his fuzzy face as he’s no longer with her, and the others don’t cuddle in the same way. The dogs cuddle, as does the geologist-author husband, but cats are just so soft and fuzzy, you know?

 

As per the official bio, Mica lives in Houston with said zoo and geologist-author husband, spends a lot of time writing in her backyard, and growing spring tomatoes since by summer it’s too hot for them to survive. It’s a good life. She likes it. A lot.

She swims every day, May through September, not very elegantly, or well, more dog-paddling than swimming, but enough to keep her sitting-and-writing joints from getting stiff. The rest of the year she only swims if the pool heater is working.

RITE OF WRONGS is her first suspense novel, though it’s her 57th published work, and she has written a lot of action-adventure. She loves to hear from readers (I really do!) and you can reach her via the social media icons or email form on her contact page.