“The idea of found family and the hope that you have a pod of people out there who will accept you for who you are is central to my story.” — Mary Carol Moore

In today’s episode, Author Mary Carol Moore discusses her journey from being a food journalist to an accomplished novelist, inspired by her mother’s legacy as a World War II era pilot. She shares insights into her latest novel, “A Woman’s Guide to Search and Rescue,” and the themes of family, bravery, and second chances. This conversation offers a glimpse into the creative process and the personal experiences that shape an author’s work.

Meet Mary Carol Moore

Mary Carroll Moore is the Amazon-bestselling and award-winning author of three novels and her writing has been featured on NPR and in the New York Times. She received her MFA from Goddard College and has taught throughout the US and abroad at various writing schools and universities since 1998. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her latest novel, A Woman’s Guide to Search and Rescue.

Key Themes:

  1. Legacy of a Pilot Mother: Mary’s mother was a pilot in World War II, a legacy that inspired Mary to write about women pilots and explore her mother’s mysterious past.
  2. Transition from Food Journalism to Fiction: Mary transitioned from a successful career as a food journalist to fiction writing, driven by a desire for more fulfilling work.
  3. Writing and Research: Mary took flying lessons and conducted extensive research to accurately portray the aviation world in her novels, blending personal experience with storytelling.
  4. A Woman’s Guide to Search and Rescue: Mary’s latest novel focuses on two estranged sisters who are both pilots, exploring themes of family, abandonment, and reconciliation amidst thrilling plot twists.
  5. Found Family: The central theme of the book is the idea of found family and the hope that people can find a supportive and accepting community outside their biological families.
  6. Advice for Aspiring Authors: Mary emphasizes the importance of taking time with your writing, recognizing your tendencies, and finding balance to turn those tendencies into strengths.

Buy A Woman’s Guide to Search and Rescue.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/4bpq9kp

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9798987531709


Connect with Mary

Website: https://www.marycarrollmoore.com/

Twitter: https://x.com/writeabook

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marycarrollmoore

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marycarrollmoore/


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