JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Maria Mitchell, author of Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion
(The Trashy Novel Corp.)
Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion is a common-sense approach to relationships and marriage. It is not a “what to do” or a “how to” book. Instead, it deals with the realities of situations people innocently become involved in, in “the name of love”. This book points out that we, as intelligent humans, have control over our lives and our choices.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion?
Maria Mitchell: As a Paralegal, I assisted over 1,000 divorces and was very aware of the tangled emotions that surface in people when experiencing a divorce: abandonment, betrayal, confusion and loss of trust to name only a few.
It is necessary to have excellent legal counsel. However, the emotional side of a break up or a divorce is often ignored. People say “get over it” but sometimes it is not that easy.
Like a death, after the funeral is over, everyone goes back to their lives but “you” are left to pick up the pieces and move on through this life-changing event. When we are experiencing any kind of pain, it is human nature to want to know we are not alone. I wanted people to draw strength from reading other people’s stories.
JP: What sets Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion apart from other books in the same genre?
MM: This book is written with realistic compassion for the unexpected and tangled emotions people feel during a divorce. It cites fictional and real case histories so that people may identify with their own emotions and learn from others mistakes. Many times, people become so immersed in the idea of love, they fail to recognize the warning signs. Before, during and beyond a divorce are all important times in your own life and sorting out your emotions are steps in making the right decisions.
This book is not only filled with important information and a lot of common sense. It is entertaining to read, and I have provided some emotional and mental exercises to assist people through their journey. After reading Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion, a Kindle ebook, most people realize they are not alone and can start to move on. Divorce after all, is an emotional intrusion that can be overcome.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion getting out to the public?
MM: First and foremost I must thank my publisher The Trashy Novel Corp. for having faith in my writing. We are working in as many areas as we can to bring this helpful book to as many readers as possible.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion?
MM: I am rather unconventional in that I never make outlines. I have a title and a basic concept and build as I write. As an artist, I am also very creative and the ideas flow once I start writing. Divorce – An Emotional Intrusion was very natural for me to write, and I drew from my ten years as a Paralegal in Family Law. I believe I’ve heard it all, and you know the old saying: truth is stranger than fiction. And my fiction in this book is not only strange but also realistic.
JP: What’s next for Maria Mitchell?
MM: My next book is an adventure bi-cultural fiction novel entitled MAGNOLIA CRISTIANA ST. CLAIRE and will be published by Silverlake Books, a branch of The Trashy Novel Corp. It will be published as an ebook and is soon to be released.
After that, there is another adventure fiction ready and waiting. After that, we’ll see where it goes as I continue to turn my real life adventures combined with my imagination into page-turning fiction.
I want to say thank you and I appreciate your interest.
Maria Mitchell, Author.
6 thoughts on “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Maria Mitchell, author of Divorce – An Emotional Intrustion”
Great answers, Joey Pinkney! The book sounds interesting. And I like that you don’t outline. I know a lot of authors that don’t rely on them.
Thank you, LM. For the record, I asked the questions. Maria is the paralegal who answered the questions so eloquently. Thank you for taking the time to read this interview.
She probably didn’t have to follow an outline since she spent so much time dealing with the subject at hand.
Thank you for this review. I am in the middle of a very contentious divorce. This sounds like a book that would help me. Great questions getting at the ‘heart’ of the book!
I definitely have to get this book. I had a wonderful, amicable (and mediated) divorce–still emotional, but we were kind to each other. However, one of my best friends is now in the middle of one of those “I will take you for all you’re worth!” kind of divorces, and it’s tearing them apart and their kids, too. I know what I’m giving both of them for Christmas, now that I’ve read this!
Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I’m glad that this book holds some relevance to you and will be a great, practical gift to a friend in need.
Maria Mitchell’s expertise in this matter will surely touch many lives in a positive in the years to come.
This was a great interview! I went to the author’s website and twitter page. She ended up following me and asking me to review her book. Thank you for helping me to get connected with her! I am going through a divorce and want to read anything I can, and this book sounds especially good!
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