Let's start with you telling us a little bit about yourself, Mia.
I’m a single mom of two amazing daughters and a survivor of breast cancer. I firmly believe that life has enough challenge, therefore it’s my job as a writer to lighten things up. I find inspiration in my fans who have stuck by me through sparse book releases while I was in treatment. They encourage, love and cheer me on every step of the way.
I’ve always been rather fascinated by the idea of a phone call opening the door to something unexpected. When I was a kid, I made the requisite prank calls—“Sir, is your refrigerator running? Well, go catch it!” and “Is Cinderella home. This is an out of work mouse.”—like most kids do. As you can see from my examples, I wasn’t very creative. Mostly, I panicked and threw something out there. The Cinderella call resulted in an older man playing along with me. As a kid, I was disappointed. As an adult, I think that man was pretty awesome.