May 6, 2016

Guest Promo (CXLVIII) Marcy McKay

I am thrilled to host today an American author coming from Texas, Marcy McKay. She presents her debut novel

                            Pennies from Burger Heaven 


Eleven-year-old Copper Daniels is homeless and alone. She spends her nights sleeping beneath the cemetery’s Warrior Angel statue for protection, and her days battling the mean streets of Remington, Texas, hell-bent on discovering what happened the night her Mama disappeared. While Copper and her rag-tag group of friends find danger at every corner, two horrors are certain: her Mama’s really missing and someone’s after Copper, too.

Buy link:Amazon
3 Quick Questions with author, Marcy McKay

Q: What inspired you to write Pennies from Burger Heaven?
A: I drove to the local cemetery one day, and heard the voice of a young homeless girl talking to me. I went home and started writing her story. That’s the day Copper Daniels was born.

Q: Where do you get ideas for your novels?
A: This sounds crazy, but I don’t choose my stories. They choose me.

Q: What’s the hardest thing about writing novels?
A: You know, the writing.


Marcy McKay knew she wanted to write stories the moment she read about Oompa Loompas in the fourth grade. She’s an award-winning short-story author and copywriter, as well as a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in Writer’s Digest, Accent West, Roots & Wings, The Write Practice, Write to Done, and Positive Writer and Jane Friedman. Marcy lives in Texas with her husband and two teens, who all still like her…most of the time.
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  1. Thanks so much, Carmen. I appreciate you!

  2. You are most welcome, Marcy! Best of luck with finding new fans!

  3. Marcy and Carmen, great post, what a wonderful title, and the Copper's story sounds too good to miss. I have added it to my tbr. Wishing you great success.

    1. Thank you, Flossie, for checking the post!
      I am sure Marcy will be glad to hear it.

  4. What a unique story and a unique title. I especially liked hearing how Marcy inspired to write it.

    Wishing you many sales and many new fans, March!

    1. Isn't it interesting how we find sources of inspiration in the most amazing places? Thank you for dropping by, Mae!