Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Warm Welcome to Margaret Brownley

It's my pleasure to welcome multi-published author, Margaret Brownley today:

From GunPowder Tea:

“Suspicion ain’t proof, unless you’re married."
-Gunpowder Tea

Is there a story behind Gunpowder Tea?
After reading about Kate Warne who worked for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency from 1856 to her death in 1868, I knew I had to write about a female detective. A master of disguise, Kate helped save president-elect Abraham Lincoln from an assassination attempt on the train to Washington by having him pose as her invalid brother. Kate was the perfect role model for my heroine and I had a blast writing her story.

Fascinating! What’s the last thing you wrote?

The last thing I wrote a story titled “Courting Trouble” which will be included in the Four Weddings and A Kiss Collection next year. I’m currently working on a three book series titled Undercover Ladies.

Who is the most fun character you ever created?

I really like Eleanor Walker, owner of the Last Chance Ranch. She’s a tough old bird, and it sure was fun peeling away her many layers.

Which of your written plots is your favorite?

I wrote my first book in fifth grade—a mystery I didn’t know how to end. I’ve always wanted to write a mystery and I finally got to write one with Gunpowder Tea.

Do we ever get over our first book? :) Do you believe in writer’s block? If so how often do you get it? How do you fix it?

Yes, I believe in writer’s block. I don’t get it often, but when I do I know my subconscious is telling me something is wrong. I took a wrong turn somewhere in my story or the characters aren’t developed enough. Usually the problem is in the last scene or chapter I wrote and it’s just a matter of approaching the story from a different direction.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?

This has been a busy year for me. Counting Gunpowder Tea, I’ve had six books out this year. I currently have stories in A Bride for All Seasons, A Log Cabin Christmas and A Pioneer Christmas collections.

Thank you for joining us!

To buy her book, go here:amazonbarnesandnoble

About Margaret:
Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this—except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, "Maybe God's calling you to write fiction."

Margaret wasn’t sure that was true, but she wasn’t about to take chances. She’s now a New York Times bestselling author with more than 30 novels to her credit including her current Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. Also look for her work in the following recently released or soon to be released collections A Bride for All Seasons, A Log Cabin Christmas and A Pioneer Christmas. Not bad for someone who flunked 8th grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.

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Resident blogger:

Margaret is giving away a copy of GunPowder Tea. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.

To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


squiresj said...

What no comments yet. I love this author's work. SO yes, I'd like to win.
jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

Cindi A said...

I can't wait to read this book. Please enter me in the contest to win a copy.

Patty said...

Sounds like Margaret is a very prolific author! I would love to read this book.

Merry said...

Wow, Margaret has been writing off her fingers this year! I'd love to win her newest.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

sam said...

A very clever lady detective! I would love to win and read your book. sharon, ca wileygreen1@yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

margaret, I would sure love to win this book. It sounds so good, and love this cover. Had no luck winning it yet, but maybe this will be my lucky one. By the way I also love westerns. There was a time that that was the majority of books that I read. Thanks BDBL and Margaret for the give-away. Please put my name in.
MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

Boos Mum said...

Enjoying the cover. The cowboy looking suspiciously at her. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Pam K. said...

I love Margaret's books and have been looking forward to Gunpowder Tea ever since I saw the great cover! Her next series about Undercover Ladies sounds like it will be very good as well. Thanks for the chance to win Gunpowder Tea.


HomePlace Gatherings said...

Love Margaret' s books and would love to win!

priviesandprims@yahoo dot com

HomePlace Gatherings said...

Love Margaret' s books and would love to win!

priviesandprims@yahoo dot com

Susan Johnson said...

This looks like a book I would love to read.

bonton said...

Hi, Margaret!

Enjoyed your interview, & learning more about you, your writing, & your books!

Love the idea of a female detective - eager to find out the romance & mystery mixes! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Gunpowder Tea!


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