Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Maria T. Henriksen & Not Again The Fallout

Posted June 23, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Maria T. Henriksen / 10 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Maria T. Henriksen to the blog today to chat about her new book, Not Again The Fallout!

Maria T. Henriksen is a lover of reading, writing, and the arts. She considers it a privilege to be able to pursue her dreams of being a multi-published, multi-genre author.

Helping others in any capacity is what drives Maria. The Not Again duology was designed to draw people closer to God. Not Again The Fallout was created to demonstrate that by sharing our burdens, as well as asking for and receiving help, anything can be accomplished. Maria believes that it’s also important to dig deep and to look upward and outward to help those in need. She feels that giving of yourself may lead to your own restoration, in addition to being a blessing to others.

This born-and-raised Philadelphia suburbanite resides with her husband, Dave, of over two decades, along with their amazing college-age twins, Brandon and Kathryn. Maria feels extremely blessed to have such a close family and continues to find each of them as a source of daily inspiration.

You can connect with Maria on her website, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.

NOT AGAIN THE FALLOUT by Maria T. Henriksen
Not Again #2

GENRE: Edgy Inspirational Contemporary Fiction / Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2022

This edgy, faith-based novel continues the life of Christina De Rosa, who experiences the fallout of her past during her college years in the 1980s.

Will Christina be able to open her heart again for a second chance romance?

Is she brave enough to face her worst fears to allow the healing needed to live a productive life? Or did her most recent event cause permanent devastating effects?

Will Christina be crushed once again by a former love?

This book will not only tie up unanswered questions from Not Again book one, but the inspiring messages will have a lasting impact.

Not Again The Fallout is so powerful that it may cause emotional responses, as well as put you on a path of healing. Bring tissues.


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Hi Maria! Welcome to the blog!

Maria: Hallmark. I listen to the Hallmark movies when I’m working on my authorship. They are easy to follow without paying too much attention. I don’t have Netflix.

Carrie: Hallmark Mysteries are my jam, and I love to have them on in the background too 🙂

Maria: Music. I listen to classical music when I’m writing or editing. I don’t think I could follow an audio book as I get easily distracted.

Carrie: I almost always have music on – in a mix of styles – but my mind wanders if i try to listen to a podcast or audiobook lol

Maria: I love the beach! It’s my happy place. I find the ocean to be inspiring.

Carrie: the mountains are my happy place but ideal would be a place with views of both!

Maria: Print. I definitely prefer paperbacks, although I don’t often allow myself the leisure of reading. I use my phone all day long. I need a break from screen time. Plus, I won’t see the notifications on my phone when I’m reading a paperback. I need a break from all that too.

Carrie: While I prefer paperbacks because of the pretty factor (and occasional book hugging), my Kindle Paperwhite is my go-to lately for convenience sake. Doesn’t help with screen time but at least there aren’t notifications. And since I do read every day (it’s a necessity for me on so many levels) it helps me avoid eye strain by enlarging the font to a ridiculous size 🙂

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Maria: Talking. I can strike up a conversation with just about anyone, and I genuinely like to get to know people.

Carrie: that’s a wonderful superpower to have – my grandfather had it, too!

Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first? 

Maria: I would go to the discounted books section. I’m a starving artist.

Carrie: I totally get that!

Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?

Maria: I researched how tall the actress Bea Arthur was.

Carrie: haha – that has me all kinds of curious, now 🙂

Q: Which of your main characters in the Not Again series is most like you?

Maria: Christina, the protagonist is most like me. She’s sort of like my alter ego, but she’s taller, thinner, prettier, smarter, and inspiring.

Carrie: every author should have an alter ego lol

Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing Not Again The Fallout, or did you let the characters dictate what came next? 

Maria: The characters told me what to write. I don’t write with an outline or notes of any kind. I pretty much wing it.

Carrie: ah a pantser among us 🙂

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from {YOUR BOOK}?

Maria: Regarding the sequel to my series called Not Again The Fallout that releases July 13, I want people to know that by trusting in God and asking for help that anything is possible. It may take a lot of work, and it can terrifying, but God will transform you when you seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and allow people in.

Carrie: amen

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.


I have two awesome promotions going on now!

Mega Multi-Author Multi-Prize Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Not Again The Fallout, I am having a spectacular multi-prize giveaway. Open link for more information. King Sumo Promo link:

Contiguous US only.

Free Gift with 99 cents Pre-Order!

From now until July 12, I am giving away a choice of swag for pre-ordering the sequel, Not Again The Fallout. With proof of pre-order purchase, you have the choice of receiving a Not Again The Fallout bookmark or magnet. Simply forward your email confirmation of the delivery of the Not Again The Fallout ebook on release day, July 13 to

Contiguous US only.

I have included three book trailers for you to watch. The first two are from my first book, Not Again. They share the same song in the background that I co-wrote with the teenager who is singing it, Sandy Jorgensen. The third book trailer is dedicated to my second novel, Not Again The Fallout. Enjoy!

Maria T. Henriksen is offering an ebook of Not Again – book one of the series – to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Not Again & Not Again The Fallout by Maria T. Henriksen?

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