MBA&M IS HONORED AND PLEASED TO HAVE HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR MAGGIE ROBINSON WITH US TODAY….
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.
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 www.maggierobinson.net. I’ll be giving away books this month and my blog tour is on my news page (www.maggierobinson.net/news). 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.
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!
The London List, Book 1
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 www.maggierobinson.net/books or www.margaretrowe.net/books.
*Giveaway will run from Nov 1 until Nov 8,2012*
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND ENJOY!!