I loved chatting with thriller author Maren Cooper, almost as much as I loved reading her contemporary thriller, BEHIND THE LIES. Maren discusses her writing journey, her transition from a career in healthcare to becoming a writer, and how she discovered her passion for writing through classes at the Loft Literary Center. Maren also discusses her experience with publishing, including her decision to work with She Writes Press, the hybrid publisher we share. She discusses the changing landscape of publishing, including the rise of self-publishing and the impact of AI. Cooper also touches on the themes of ambition and the portrayal of women in her novels, emphasizing the importance of showcasing the diverse roles and motivations of female characters.