I met Mary Kay Andrews for the first time in 2006 when BLUE CHRISTMAS first came out. She came to my little bookstore to do a signing and could not have been more supportive or gracious. Already a New York Times bestselling author she could have been a total diva – but she was exactly the opposite.
Since then I’ve gotten to know Mary Kay through various events and saw her again at the Decatur Book Festival earlier this month where I had the pleasure of introducing her and Haywood Smith at their very well attended talk. This time Mary Kay (whose real name is Kathy) had her daughter and adorable first grand-baby in tow and was proudly introducing them around. I guess my point is Mary Kay knows who she is and is comfortable sharing that in her work and with her fans.
In this interview about her latest novel, THE FIXER UPPER, she openly says “I am not writing for Oprah,” but instead says she is writing to give people a laugh and some good old fashioned escapism in this crazy and often stressful world.
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