A Woman’s Guide to Search & Rescue
by Mary Carroll Moore
Released: Oct 24, 2023
Genre: Literary Fiction
Why this book and why now?
My mom was a pilot in WWII and I wanted to write a book about strong women in aviation, which is not an easy world for women.
What is a significant way your book has changed since either the first draft or the way you thought it would turn out when you first had the inspiration?
I started out with a story about women pilots and ended up with a book about estranged sisters reuniting under difficult circumstances when one of them is falsely accused murder and has to run from the law.
What’s your main character(s)’s favorite book and why?
Mary Gautier’s memoir because it’s gritty and about loving music more than anything.
What 3 things would your main character want with them if they got stranded away from civilization, and why?
My main character IS stranded away from civilization and she most wants her guitar, a working cell phone to call her lover, and great food.
One of your main characters is planning a romantic night. Tell us about it.
Write a love song, perform it to her lover in a wilderness cabin.
What song does your character put on to start your book launch party?
Melissa Ethridge’s “I’ve Loved You Before”. Red Nelson sees herself like Melissa. Gritty in character and voice, knowing what she wants, not afraid of saying so. But she is afraid, which is her journey to be fully herself in the novel. She loves that song of Melissa’s because she knows she’s been with Alex before, just not sure how to fulfill that longing now.