Not Your Typical Author Interview with Maria Bernard


Not Your Typical AI






Maria Bernard is an author of rock star romance. (Maria’s stories are heavy on the romance with a healthy dose of steam…)”


Thanks for joining us, Maria.  Tell us about your Characters.

Allow me to introduce Gray Forrester from Series These Bones


 What is your main character’s favorite color?
Black, of course 😉 We’re talking about Gray Forrester the gregarious Goth singer for These Bones.

What is your main character’s book?
Bleed Out Your Heart, by Maria Bernard


What is your main character’s favourite movies?
Crimson Peak, Interview with a Vampire, Only Lovers Left Alive


What is your main character’s favorite ice cream flavor?


What was your main character’s favorite grade level/year in school?
Post-secondary, Sociology & Phys-Ed


What kind of underwear does your villain prefer?
Boxer briefs or non at all.


Would your main character’s crush/sig. other win survivor by strength, by cheating, or not at all?   
Marly would try her best to fly under the radar.


If your main character was a drink, what would they be?
A tall drink of water.


Does your main character get road rage? (If they drive at all)
No, but he might provoke it by driving too slow. He likes to drive his Porsche around with the top down. The man enjoys being seen.


What’s the one thing your main character can’t live without?
His mirror.


What is your main character’s idea of romance?
Long stem roses, candlelight dinners and slow dancing. Gray is very traditional in the romance department.


Your main character’s favorite season? Why?
Spring because he can strut his stuff without being cold. Also, that’s when he’s able to get his convertible Porsche out of storage.


What’s your main character(s) favorite material item? Why?
His ornamental cane, cape and especially his top hat. He wears it all the time because he doesn’t want sun damage. Besides, he loves accessories.


Is your main character a dog or cat person?
He loves them all.


Main character’s favorite sexual position?
Lady on top. Lady on bottom. But most of all – Lady with a smile on her face. If she is happy, Gray is happy.


Villain’s favorite sexual position?
Better left unknown…


 Your characters sound very interesting.  Now, tell us more about you, the woman behind this cast.


Have you ever written naked?
Um, no. I don’t like being cold.


What do you believe is your biggest failure?
Not having started writing sooner? Actually, I don’t dwell on failures. To fail is to learn, therefore failure is not a terrible thing in my opinion. Plus, when you know better, you do better.


Do you have any scars? What are they from?
Appendicitis scar.


Can you fake any accents?
I can try but I’m not sure if I’m very good at it


Name 2 things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
Making decisions.


If you could have picked your own name, what would it be?
Maria Bernard (I already did that LOL)


Who is your animated boyfriend? (Like a book boyfriend, but a cartoon/animated one.)


Be honest, how often do you wash your hair?
2-3 times a week.


Is your hair color real or chemically engineered?
I resisted colouring my hair until very recently. Now I do it rather begrudgingly so.


Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
Only now and again just to make myself feel better.


Do you like to sing in the shower?
Not really.


What comes first, Chicken or Egg?
Definitely The chicken.


If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
The Life Of An Idealistic Dreamer. That was easy!


Do you have quirky habits?  Secret Talents?
I play guitar & bass guitar (rather amateurish). I started learning right around the same time I started writing rockstar romance. Let’s just say, I have a whole new respect for musicians.


What’s your favorite love story? (movie or book)
The Last of The Mohicans (Tragic I know)


What’s your favorite line from any movie?
“Stay alive! I will find you.”


Just like “Everybody Wang Chung tonight!”, what action would your name be if it were a verb?
Dream On.


What are your favorite hobbies?
Playing guitar, bass, drawing and napping.


Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes, absolutely, yes.


If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.)
Be good to yourself.


My favorite unusual food combination is:
A banana sandwich!

What childish things do you still do as adult?
Burst out dancing for no reason.


What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why?
The question mark. I ask a lot of questions.


What is your favorite Disney tune?
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid.


What literary character do you feel is most like you?
Chloe Martin from Hand in Glove and her love interest Ashton Wright. Both characters have strong elements of my personality in them even though they are quite different individuals.


Shoes or Handbags?
Shoes (preferably sandals)


Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced as onety one?
Hmmmm? I’ve been stumped.


What was the best thing before sliced bread?
Freshly baked Italian bread!


If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
Milk, cheese, butter, fruit and vegetables. A little bit of everything.


Do you know what an Eskimo Brother/Sister is?  If so, how many do you have?  ☺
I’m not quite sure what this means?


Tell us about your current release or upcoming project(s).

My latest or I should say current project is my upcoming release of House of Goths!
I’ve had such a good experience with Wattpad and this book. I’ve been rather reluctant to remove it from that platform in order to release it for sale. But as it turns out, I may have found a way to make it available all platforms including Wattpad!


Thank you Maria for being such a great sport and answering my ridiculous questions & thanks for sharing your characters and books with us.

So…. everyone, go check out Maria!


Books by Maria Bernard

Where you can find Maria Bernard:

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Thank you, Sadie!!! I really appreciate the effort that went into creating this interview. I hope I did it justice with my answers. Thanks also, for letting me be a part of your blog.




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