Visit and #Giveaway with Maggie Robinson



MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about Maggie Robinson?

I’m old enough to know better. J I’ve raised four kids, and now have four grandchildren. Writing is my fifth incarnation—I was a teacher, Realtor, administrative assistant and library clerk.


MBA&M: What made you decide to write historical romance?

It’s what I read; it’s what I love.


MBA&M: What inspired you to write “Lord Gray’s List”?

I came across some old lonely hearts newspaper ads. I wanted to write about a crusading, independent woman who is everyone’s fairy godmother except her own, and give her a well-deserved happy ending.


MBA&M: Can you tell our readers how many books will be in “The London List”?

There will be 3—Lord Gray’s List, then Captain Durant’s Countess, which will be e-published, then Lady Anne’s Love, a trade paperback.


MBA&M: You have an alter ego, Margaret Rowe, how hard is it to write as two different authors and can you tell our readers why you chose to write under two different names?

It was a contractual thing for two different publishers with two different heat levels. Margaret is edgier and fading away a bit—Maggie’s hot enough!

MBA&M: What is your greatest desire to accomplish in your lifetime?

Honestly, I could not be happier than I am now with my family. I guess I’d like to die in my sleep thirty years from now, having written a lot more books. 😉

MBA&M: What advice would you give to any new authors out there?

Write every day, even if it’s just a couple of paragraphs, even when you don’t want to/have time/have awful life crap happening. (I used to get up at 4 AM before I went in to work to squeeze the writing time in.) Read—lots—in your genre. Make friends with other romance writers who can cry with and cheer for you.


MBA&M: How do you feel the cyber world has effected authors,and their bottom line?

Well, the publishing world is changing faster than I can keep up with. Self-pubbing gives authors and readers lots more avenues. I’m published traditionally, which works for me, but it’s exciting to live in times where the horizons are limited only by what one dares. I love being able to interact with people on Twitter and Facebook and blogs, though I probably am not online as often as I should be.


MBA&M: What is some of your “comfort foods”?


Give me my Thanksgiving dinner with extra mashed potatoes and gravy, please. Croissants. Pie. Really, any baked goods—my Spanx will testify to that. No Atkins diet for me.

MBA&M:Who is your biggest hero/heroine and why?

This is where I should cite a Nobel Peace Prize winner, but really—moms and dads who wake up, take care of their kids and work all day win for me hands down. Juggling an ordinary life is pretty tricky and amazing. I’m in awe of my writing friends who have young families and still manage to think and write straight.


MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where “Lord Gray’s List” is available?

I’m on Twitter @MaggieLRobinson, Facebook and at I’ll be giving away books this month and my blog tour is on my news page ( My books are always available from online booksellers like Amazon and B & N if your local bookstore doesn’t carry them.

Maggie, do you have anything to add today?


Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

Loved these questions!!!

What a pleasure to have you with us and our readers today! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to spend time with us and our readers!


Lord Gray’s List

Lord Gray's List

The London List, Book 1

Kensington Brava (October 30, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0758269099
ISBN-13: 9780758269096
October 30, 2012
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From duchesses to chamber maids, everybody’s reading it. Each Tuesday, The London List appears, filled with gossip and scandal, offering job postings and matches for the lovelorn–and most enticing of all, telling the tales and selling the wares a more modest publication wouldn’t touch.

The creation of Evangeline Ramsey, the London List saved her and her ailing father from destitution. But the paper has given Evie more than financial relief. As its publisher, she lives as a man, dressed in masculine garb, free to pursue and report whatever she likes–especially the latest disgraces besmirching Lord Benton Gray. It’s only fair she hang his dirty laundry, given that it was his youthful ardor that put her off marriage for good.

Lord Gray–Ben–isn’t about to stand by while all of London laughs at his peccadilloes week after week. But once he discovers that the publisher is none other than pretty Evie Ramsey with her curls lopped short, his worries turn to desires–and not a one of them fit to print.



Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.



Thanks to the wonderful Maggie Robinson, we will give away:: reader’s choice of any book from her backlists. *MUST* tell her in the comments what they’d like. Books can be found at or

*Giveaway will run from Nov 1 until Nov 8,2012*



15 Replies to “Visit and #Giveaway with Maggie Robinson”

  1. Congratulations and best wishes. I enjoyed learning about your book and writing. Master of Sin would be my choice. Best wishes and all the happiness.

  2. Hi Maggie congratulation of the release of your new book. I enjoyed your book mistress by marriage and master of sin the most . Can’t wait to read this one. I’d I can pick one book , I will pick lord gray’s list. Thank you 🙂

  3. Hello Maggie I love your books. The mistress series was great and I love your other books by Margaret Rowe. I hope you will have more of her coming out soon. I hope to be lucky enough to win this awesome book if not i will be at the store when it comes out lol

  4. Hello, Maggie! I just have to start my comment by saying that I just finished reading "Mistress by Mistake" and it was hot-hot-hot! I told my husband about it who sighed and said: "I want to read it too!" 😉 Guys! I have been drooling to read "Lord Gray's List" and look forward to doing so. If I am lucky enough to win a copy of one of your books and if "Lord Gray's List" is not available as a choice, I would then love to read "Mistress by Marriage."

    I love the Groucho Marx quote. What a funny guy he was.

    Congratulations on all of your successes and all the best.

  5. Will Captain Durant’s Countess be a novella?
    Fun interview. And I hope that in 30 years you will be able to look back, love the time you have had with your family and a whole stack of your books published!

    1. Nope, it's a full-length e-first book in Kensington's new electronic line. It's very close to my heart, I took a lot of risks with the plot & characters and hope people love it!

  6. I had to read Groucho's remark twice,,,sorry it's late here. I like to start at the begining so Mistress by Mistake would be my choice.

  7. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. I'd love to read Mistress By Mistake.

  8. Maggie, I really enjoyed your very informative and fun post, and I love your books. I would like to win Master of Sin since I haven't read that one yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Lord Gray's List sounds like a great read! My backlist choice would be Mistress by Midnight.

  10. If I'm lucky enough to be picked – I'd love a copy of: Mistress by Mistake! Thanks for the chance.

  11. Great interview! I have to agree with you on the comfort food. I LOVE Thanksgiving dinner!! And, it is right around the corner. 🙂
    If I am chosen, I would like to read Mistress By Mistake as you are a new to me author. I am also adding Lord Gray's List to my TBR.
    Thank you for the opportunity to read one of your stories.

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