Q&A: Meg Moseley (A May Bride)
What has it been like to contribute with such great authors and create a unique series like this one that spans the year?
It has been fun to get acquainted with the other authors and to see their creativity and individuality. And because the series covers a year’s time, it’s also interesting to see the changing seasons within the stories.
It's an age old question: Which came first--the story or the series?
For me, the series came first. As soon as I received an invitation to write a novella for the series, I started playing with story ideas.
And how did you get the initial idea for this story?
I ran across an offbeat news story that inspired a nonconformist groom who doesn’t want to fall prey to what he calls the “Great American Wedding Machine.” The cover art also inspired me because the bouquet pictured is just a bit non-traditional.
This novella seems like a classic boy meets girl story. However, there is always a catch. What's the catch here?
We have a fun-loving guy, Gray, who’s thrilled to meet his dream girl, Ellie—except she’s so devoted to her kid sister and so tangled up in their mother’s apron strings that Gray is afraid Ellie won’t make their marriage her priority. The situation calls for drastic measures that challenge Ellie’s tradition-loving heart.
Are there any connections between the novellas in the series or are they all stand-alone?
Each one is a stand-alone story, but they share the common elements of romance, weddings, and a focus on a particular month of the year.
It seems we can't get enough of weddings. Why do you think Americans are so obsessed with weddings?
I think we’re inspired by starry-eyed sweethearts starting a new life together. Even cynics might secretly hope that love can conquer all. And although most of us enjoy what Ellie calls the “fuss and feathers,” even a simple and inexpensive wedding can be a beautiful celebration of love and commitment.
Find out more about the series HERE!