No Rhyme Or Reason

When I was a baby blog (let’s face it, I’m still a baby blog) with a measly four or five posts under my belt, two women took notice, scooped me up, and showed me what this blogging thing was all about. They gave me confidence and sisterhood. The dynamic duo I speak of is none other than the incredible mother/daughter writing team, Inion N. Mathair.

Inion N. Mathair is Irish Gaelic for daughter and mother, and is their pseudonym. Together they’ve written two fiction novels, a short story compilation, and now a poetry book is available for purchase, No Rhyme Or Reason.

I feel very fortunate to have them on the blog today and finally do a little paying forward for all their kindness and support. Love you gals!

I’ve wanted to ask you two this forevah: Do you have writing Superstitions? Particular items you must have around you, or certain activities that have to be done before your writing mojo is locked in?

Mathair: Actually….that’s a badass question, Bethie. No one’s ever asked us that before which is strange, because writers are creatures of habit. We’re Irish…which means someone sneezes and we’re making the sign of the cross and tossing salt over our shoulders when it spills. Yes…we always put a movie on, something we’ve seen a million times that will occupy the silence but not distract us. We have an antique iron Celtic Cross that my grandmother Jackie gave me when I was a child. It hangs in our writing room with Inion’s Rosary beads wound around it & a pic of our favorite man (my son & Inion’s brother), Vince. Option B: Inion plugs her ears & turns her music on and I put on my Nirvana DVD.

Who’s a little bit Country, and who’s a little bit Rock ‘N Roll?

Mathair: Well, I’d say personality wise, I’m definitely more Rock-n-Roll, wild, a bit naughty mouthed and outgoing, while Inion is wholly shy, introverted, quiet, and a total opposite of her mama!

You can take ONE of your characters from any of your books on a backpacking trip through Europe. Who’s going with you and why?

Mathair: Kevin Yager (from The Perfect 7). He’s just so much freaking fun!!! He’s the quintessential bad-boy with enough regular guy mojo going on to keep him real and sexy!!! 😉

Inion: Jerry Oberon. You haven’t met this Scottish Delight yet, but he’s the love interest of Asaria in our book due to release, Fall 2014: New Salem Chronicles: The 13 Reapers! A carpenter who works with his hands; he is old school and rugged the way I like them and we always seen Chris Hemsworth playing him!! (she sighs) time to cool off!!! 😉

What’s next for you two?

Well, we’re currently working on the second installment of our Perfect 7 series (The Crazy 8) as well as finishing the details for the big event we’ve organized for our town and fellow artists, The Summer Festival of the Arts. We have a book tour we are readying for this fall and another novel, this one very different about a traveling witch who brings time travel by way of her history class to her students at the private school where she teaches. We recently found out that a fan of our poetry book (with our permission of course) has submitted one of our poems to Rolling Stone Magazine for consideration, “The Birth of Grunge”. AND as of January 2015, we’ll be co-hosting a radio show dedicated solely to the arts, so to say our plate is full is putting it mildly!

Here’s a sample of their poetry.
(This piece won the Beauty of a Woman’s Blogfest which was hosted by the great August McLaughlin)

In the caveman days a woman’s worth lied in what she killed and cleaned
She’d raise the kids and keep the cave while yielding to her king.
The eighteen hundreds were civilized, though women didn’t last long.
Their corsets kept them short of breath; men liked them weak, not strong.

By the nineteen hundreds we’d found a way to breathe and still look great.
Our corsets gone, the right to vote, replaced desire with fervent hate
Those pesky ropes fit ‘round our necks for being clever witches,
Came a whole new stock of male-fueled pride to persecute them bitches.

At first the appearance polished, left us submissive to obey
But a subtle change in wind my friend; an awakening on the way.
For those that watched the flying nun and Cleaver was no haughty bitch;
We’ll trump your two while scratching through that memorable seven year itch.

A true girl boner for Marilyn, then increased by half a score.
And throw your hat then bow, dear gals, to Mary Tyler Moore.
By 1970 and liberation, the bras were sporting fire.
Now add a kid and Reagan to boot, for Baby Boom desire.

No longer did we burn our bras, ‘stead we covered them in rhinestones.
The skirts were mini, the eye-shadow blue, Aqua Net and giant Cell phones.
Bedazzled sports bras and shoulder pads paint a tawdry, feministic picture.
‘Til the Virgin Madonna taught us more than prayer and sacred scripture.

So here we are, the future gals, and what we’ve learned today,
Is no matter how far our ladies have cum, we still have more to say.
You are a glorious woman and a woman foremost, who always loves to play
And for those who like a slap on the ass, there’s always Fifty Shades of Grey.

inion n. mathair

HERE’S WHERE YOU CAN FIND THESE FABULOUS LADIES:

 
THEIR BOOKS

The Perfect 7

Nightwalkers: The Secret of Jessup

From The Dark And Twisted Mind Of Inion N. Mathair

No Rhyme Or Reason

58 comments

  1. Gawd, I hadn’t gotten “first” in eons but will always say “frist” as a tribute to Lizzi 🙂 I love, love interviews and this rocks with two amazingly, enticing women Beth! Hey Inion and Mathair…yep, it’s really me. Been a bit a preoccupied with my kid the past three months. Ok, so this is the first ever time in my life I heard “girl boner”. That is rock star status that your poem may be up in the bright lights of R.S. Mag!!! Beth…you and your “baby” blog…you have NO IDEA how much I’ve learned from you and just the “language” that you young kids talk these days. You will always be my rock star and we will forever be your champion,,,Love, Mike and Phoenix 🙂

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    1. Dangit Mike – I RAN over here to try to score frist and ‘Sixth’ just isn’t the same AT ALL! Hats off to you 😀

      You never heard of ‘girl boner’ before? Well, if you like the new lingo, I must check if you’ve heard the expression ‘wide-on’, which is essentially the same state of affairs 😉

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  2. Whoot! So glad you had Inion and Mathair to boost you through your early days and give you support and encouragement to keep going. I had no idea I owe them so very much, m’dear (seeing as I also recall it was a comment from one of them which got us BlogMarried…)

    How WONDERFUL to have a glimpse behind the scenes of Inion and Mathair’s writing process, and upcoming projects. I wish them all the very best with the poetry submission to Rolling Stone – that would be an AMAZING thing to happen 🙂 Wow! So much going on.

    Your star is truly in the ascendent, ladies.

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    1. I totally freaking luv that!!! We hooked up two blogs which led to blog~marriage!! That makes us the Blogging cupid. 😉 Luv ya Lizzi-Girl and thank you. If we’re actually picked up…I won’t live to see it, I’ll be dead from shock!!! lmao 😉 xoxo ❤

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    2. that’s right, Inion N. Mathair officially married us, BW! How cool is that? And, as far as support, right behind them was YOU, Lizzi. You also swept me up, brought me into Bloppies, and gave me HUGE confidence! Love you ALL for the blogger you’ve helped me become. 🙂

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      1. It’s very cool indeed 😀 They done well.

        It’s been so, SO amazingbrilliantwonderful to watch you become more confident as a blogger. You’ve really grown into this place, and I still love all the changes you’ve made to it, and the evolution it’s gone through, but more particularly YOU – I think the most awesome thing I saw was when you got FP, and your reaction, your confidence about that piece and about how well it would be received – when you’d been so worried publishing it the first time around – was fabulous to observe. You always had the writing skills, make no mistake, but your attitude/confidence around them and (I guess also) your ability to werk the Blogosphere have grown so much in the time I’ve known you.

        I do my best, yaknow? And it’s been a privilege 🙂

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    1. Hay there Zareenn, nice to meet you!! We definitely have an off color where our humor is concerned!! The last poem in our book, speaks loads to our Celtic heritage & weird comical side. Date With Death it is the account of a man who makes deals with the Grim Reaper only to find out he’s screwed!! Also the poem, Reflections of Celeste…very Celtic. Thanks for the kind words and comment!! Headed over to check you out now girl!! xoxo ❤ 😉

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      1. Hello! Very nice to meet you! You both are really beautiful Andes make an awesome mother daughter duo. I’m gonna raid the bookstore for your books the next time I go there. They have Marian Keyes they should have yours too!

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  3. How is it 5:22 am, and I’m not frist. I demand a recount!! Inion N. Mathair are awesome, and I just love getting to know more about them. They might be two of the most supportive bloggers out there, and their comments are hall of fame worthy.

    What a great interview! I’m looking forward to this Scottish new bloke to warm my knickers. You know how I love my Scots in kilts!!

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    1. Awe…luv you back girl!!! Mandi, it’s easy to be supportive with a community of power-ladies like yourself and Bethie!!! We stay amazed at the fellow writers we’ve met while on this literary journey!! And it truly is the best perk of all of this!! Thanks for the comment and luv!!! xoxoxo ❤ Btw~your so like Inion…girl luvs her some Scots!! 😉

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    1. Hi Shay….I thought I recognized this name from my email! So nice to meet you!! Beth is an incredible lady who is the best at supporting her friends and their books!! Headed over now to check out your blog and get to know you better!! Thanks for the comment!! xoxoxo ❤

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  4. What a wonderful thing for a mother and daughter to be able to work together each day on something they both feel passionate about (the writing AND the hot guy characters 😉 ) That would be my dream — my kid is one of my favorite people to hang out with! Thanks for introducing me to this duo!

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    1. Yeah, I’ve got the best job eva, Jana!! Funny enough, my daughter knew from age 5 she wanted to be a writer, whereas I found out at 40; she let me climb on this career train and we never looked back or got off! It is without a doubt one of the most rewarding things I’ve been able to experience in my life! xoxo ❤ Btw~headed over to check you out now!! 😉

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  5. My favorite blogger& my favorite writing duo together again! Beth you are AWESOME! So glad you debuted Inion Mathair’s new poetry book on your blog! They are the ones that introduced me to you and your wonderful blog..so cool you’ve grown enough to introduce them to some new peeps around the world! So looking forward to all their new work! And the poem you included…BRILLIANT! 😉

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    1. Grown enough??? This lady has become our freaking Blogging guru!!! She jumped into the blogosphere and conquered that byatch!!! lmao!! Thank you Johney….as great as Bethie is, and all our friends are, it’s people like you that travel outside those Facebook borders to engage us writers and support our careers!!!! I don’t think you’ll ever know how much all us writers appreciate your luv for books and your endless support of our craft!!! Xoxoxoxoxoxo ❤ ❤ 😉

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      1. IKR! lol What I really meant was that she has grown to a world wide audience at an amazing rate!! Pardon ze frech, but Beth is the SHIT when it comes to the blogoshere! LOL Love me some Beth! ❤
        And you two…absolutely love you two!!! 🙂 Thanks for your kind words..I just wish I had time to do more! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Without a doubt the best interview we’ve ever had, Roshni!! Beth makes one feel right at home. As if we’re sitting in her living room with iced tea gabbing in person!! Luv that about this lady!!! Bottom line…she’s real!!! And you don’t find that too often!! The kind of person that is genuinely awesome and truly sincere!!! Luv us some Bethie!! Headed over to check out your blog now!! xoxo 🙂

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  6. What an awesome duo! Beth – thanks for sharing a peak inside the lives of these two women. And how wonderful for mother and daughter to work together. Questions and answers were fabulous and to the point.

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  7. I feel like I should make it clear from the beginning that they look more like sisters than a mother-daughter duo, and now I want them to scoop me up and give me the ol’ what-for with blogging 😉

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