Down Salem Way by Meredith Allard / #Interview #BlogTour @maryanneyarde



The Loving Husband Series

How would you deal with the madness of the Salem witch hunts?

In 1690, James Wentworth arrives in Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony with his father, John, hoping to continue the success of John’s mercantile business. While in Salem, James falls in love with Elizabeth Jones, a farmer’s daughter. Though they are virtually strangers when they marry, the love between James and Elizabeth grows quickly into a passion that will transcend time.

But something evil lurks down Salem way. Soon many in Salem, town and village, are accused of practicing witchcraft and sending their shapes to harm others. Despite the madness surrounding them, James and Elizabeth are determined to continue the peaceful, loving life they have created together. Will their love for one another carry them through the most difficult challenge of all?




When and where do you prefer to write?

I write at home with my cat close by. I usually write fiction in the later afternoon since that’s when my brain is wired to think about it.

Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?

I write with music in the background, so I don’t need quiet. At the moment I’m listening to the Beatles. Peace, yes, I do need peace when I’m writing because I need time alone so I can think.

If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

Charles Dickens. But since he’s not around any more there’s no chance of that happening!

Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?

Definitely the good one. It might be more fun to be the bad one, but it’s much easier being the good one.

Who would you like/have liked to interview?

I’m very lucky that I’ve been able to interview some of my favorite historical fiction authors such as John Jakes and Jean M. Auel. They were both wonderful and I learned a lot about writing historical fiction from them.

Where can I find you when you are reading?

I always read at home in my comfy chair in my bedroom with a cup of tea by my side.

Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?

I’m a writing teacher, so you might find me in a classroom. If I’m at home, you’re likely to find me in the kitchen since I enjoy cooking. I also like to go hunting for new coffee shops to try.

What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?

I’m always wondering if it’s a book I’d enjoy reading. The first thing I do is flip the book over to see what it’s about and to see if the blurb catches my attention.

How do you come up with a title for your book?

Mainly through trial and error. I usually try on a few titles before I settle on the winner. For me, I like my book titles to give a hint about the story.

How do you pick a cover for your book?

I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great cover designers. I usually have a vague idea of what I want the cover to look like, and then the designers have some ideas, and together we come up with something pretty cool.

Thank you, Meredith Allard and The Coffee Pot Book Club


About the Author 

Meredith Allard is the author of the bestselling paranormal historical Loving Husband Trilogy. Her sweet Victorian romance, When It Rained at Hembry Castle, was named a best historical novel by IndieReader. Her nonfiction book, Painting the Past: A Guide for Writing Historical Fiction, was named a #1 New Release in Authorship and Creativity Self-Help by Amazon. When she isn’t writing she’s teaching writing, and she has taught writing to students ages five to 75. She loves books, cats, and coffee, though not always in that order. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada


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Other books in the series


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Her Dear and Loving Husband

Her Loving Husband’s Curse

Her Loving Husband’s Return

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