IT IS OUR HONOR AND PRIVILEGED TO WELCOME…..
~HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR,MAGGIE ROBINSON~
*Information and images from the author’s website,with permission*
We are honored to have you with us today, Maggie….
MBA&M: Maggie, please give our readers,those who may not know you, a little insight into the mind and life of Maggie Robinson?
MAGGIE: My mind is a frightening place, LOL. I’ve been published for three years, and get up every morning and write until noon in my nightgown. My husband and I live on a lake in the woods in Maine, so no one sees me in my dishabille. We have four grown kids and four grandchildren.
MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing a series for ” The London List”?
MAGGIE: I found some fabulous old matrimonial ads, and started thinking about a Regency newspaper that might publish something similar. So whatever you want–a job, a wife, a tea set–all can be found within the pages of the London List. Kind of like Craigslist without the naughty stuff.
MBA&M: What made you decide to write historical romance?
MAGGIE: It’s what I like to read. 🙂
MBA&M: Lady Imaculata Anne Egremont and Major Gareth Ripton-Jones are both reeked in scandal,fear,and misery,what was your inspiration behind these two possible lovers?
MAGGIE: Lady Imaculata turned up as a minor character in the first book of the series,Lord Gray’s List. I’d given her a happy ending in the last chapter, but then I got to wondering how she’d managed it. A wild child and a tortured hero? Yes, please.
MBA&M: What was your favorite scene to write in “Lady Anne’s Lover”?
MAGGIE: I really love the opening scene when she sees the disgusting mess that is Gareth’s home and doesn’t let it discourage her.
MBA&M: Which was your hardest character to write, Lady Anne or Major Gareth?Why?
MAGGIE: I think Gareth, because for all his rakish past, he’s pretty clueless when it comes to women. Even though Anne is much younger, she teaches him the error of his ways.
MBA&M: Which character in “Lady Anne’s Lover” (main or secondary) would you chose to dine with,where would you go and why this character?
MAGGIE: I think Evangeline Ramsey, who makes a cameo. She was the heroine of Lord Gray’s List. She’s strong, opinionated and compassionate.
MBA&M: Now, let’s talk about secondary characters,which was your favorite character,and who may have a story of their own come to light?
MAGGIE: The story really focuses on the h/h, and the secondary characters fall short of sequel material. A murderer and a zealot? Um, I don’t think so, LOL.
MBA&M: How many books will be in “The London List”?
MAGGIE: 3 at this point. Lady Anne’s Lover is the last.
MBA&M: If you could pick one character from any book,including your own,by the way, you can, which character and why?
MAGGIE: I identify with Caroline Christie, the heroine of Mistress by Marriage, although I don’t throw things. 🙂 She makes the best of her circumstances and is full of passion.
MBA&M: A fun thingy: When you hear these words,say the first thing that comes to mind,no cheating?
MAGGIE: Regency England or American Frontier? Regency England
Southern or Northern States? Northern–I was born in NY and live in Maine!
Romance,Mystery,or Paranormal? Romance. Mystery’s a close second.
Fiction or realistic? Fiction
Blue,purple or pink? Pink…even my laptop is pink.
Coffee,Chocolate,or Tea? Tea. Lots of it.
MBA&M: To you what is the most exciting part of writing?
MAGGIE: You remember the nightgown part? I love that I can work and be creative and can be undressed at the same time.
MBA&M: Now, Maggie, last but not least…Please tell our readers where they may connect with you and where they may purchase “Lady Anne’s Lover”?
I’m on Twitter @MaggieLRobinson and Facebook and just formed a group on Goodreads, “Ladies Unlaced with Maggie Robinson.” Come hang out with me!
Maggie, would you like to add anything else today?
Answer this question for a chance to win a copy of LADY ANNE’S LOVER:
**What was the worst thing you’ve ever had to clean?**
Thank you so much for your wonderful interview and your delightful stories! I am so sad to hear this will be the ending of THE LONDON LIST, I have enjoyed these delightful,albeit,scarred characters!
Now,for just a little fun, I would like to answer,Maggie’s question: What was the worst thing you’ve ever had to clean? While,I hate cleaning bathrooms,as a retired nurse,the worst thing to clean to me was tracheotomy’s,I always,always, gagged to no end,while trying not to let the patience know….hated suctioning nasally as well. So enough of me dear readers,what about you?
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Lady Anne’s Lover
The London List, Book 3
Kensington Brava ♦ July 30, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780758269102 ♦ ISBN-10: 0758269102
Lady Imaculata Anne Egremont has appeared in the scandalous pages of the London List often enough. The reading public is so bored with her nonsense, she couldn’t make news now unless she took a vow of chastity. But behind her naughty hijinks is a terrible fear. It’s time the List helped her. With a quick scan through its job postings and a few whacks at her ridiculous name, she’s off to keep house for a bachelor veteran as plain Anne Mont.
Major Gareth Ripton-Jones is dangerously young and handsome on the face of it, but after losing his love and his arm in short order, he is also too deep in his cups to notice that his suspiciously young housekeeper is suspiciously terrible at keeping house. Until, that is, her sharp tongue and her burnt coffee penetrate even his misery—and the charm underneath surprises them both. Trust the worst cook in Wales to propose a most unexpected solution to his troubles…
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