Welcome, Margie Church.
1. For those who might not
be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the readers a little about
yourself? How did you get your start in the writing business?
Thanks for hosting me today, Kameron. I’m one of those
people who grew up writing stories, funny letters, and poetry. I was published
in the 6th grade. After college, I abandoned most of my creative
writing and became a spin doctor. Yup, advertising is my thing. About five
years ago, I got laid off and started writing fan fiction. That turned into
romance novels. With no formal training in fiction writing, it was a daunting
task, and one I haven’t mastered yet. However, 16 books later, I seem to have a
knack for writing great fiction.
from there, asking out loud, “What happens next?” I will interject
dialog, action, etc. Then, if I like it, I’ll go back and restate it until it’s
clear in my mind. Then I type it. Thinking about a scene doesn’t always get me
unstuck – I hop around in my head, skipping parts and details. Verbalizing my
story lets me hear what works and what doesn’t. If I’m really struggling, I
have to sit back and ask whether I really like the book. If I don’t, I can’t write it well. There’ll
be lots of deleting. You can’t be afraid of that. Most often, I’m looking for
new book ideas. I’m not one of those who has a million story ideas hidden away.
I’m pretty much in the here and now. Scary, eh?
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you spend
have a family with children still at home, so they need my attention. Yeah – cooking, laundry, and all that jazz. I
attend Scout meetings, volunteer at church, and go to their musical
performances. I work part time at our high school as a tutor, and am looking
for other advertising work. I like to ride my bike and go for walks. Snowshoes
are on my Christmas list. I enjoy flower gardening and bird watching. Take me
fishing and I’ll be your friend forever.
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
mixed reactions, depending on the setting. People are always fascinated to hear
I’m a published author, but hearing about the genres I write can put people
off. I work in our high school and the students know I’m author. They can find
me. Some probably have. I just tell them my books aren’t for minors, unless you
want to read my nursery rhyme. *snicker* I live in a very conservative town, and the
gay romances always get a WTF reaction (though they’re my biggest sellers). I
think the strongest reaction always comes from the erotica component of most of
my books. Yes, the love scenes are
graphic, but so is the rest of the story. When you read one of my books, I want
to transport you onto the page, into the story. That includes the sex scenes.
So, the foolish notion that I base my love scenes on my personal life always
makes me laugh, because if that were true, than what about the other things my
characters do? You’d better watch your back, wife, bank account, drugs,
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.
and I never knew it!)
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts?
Nopeming Shores would make a very powerful movie. I think Reese Witherspoon has
the emotional depth to play Lily. Keanu Reeves would be great as Gabe.
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further.
projects right now. First is a piece entitled I AM JOLENE. This is the story of
a young woman’s quest to conquer her past. It’s not a romance; it’s New Adult
fiction with romantic elements. The book is nearly finished and it’s a hefty
work that I expect to meet or exceed 85,000 words. I’d hoped to have it done by
Thanksgiving, but real life has interfered. I’m on the hunt for a mainstream
publisher and/or an agent with this book and let me tell you, it’s daunting.
Please wish me luck.
Razor Series – Razor: Love’s Storm. The series focuses on a provocative
subject: polyamory. Can Bryce and Amy’s marriage survive when they add a Domme
to their relationship? My co-author, K.B. Cutter, will have more to say on the
subject in his interview, and I know you’ll be featuring the first book in the
coming weeks, but I will say that Razor is a psychological, emotional, erotic
thriller. It’ll make you think, squirm, and believe that for some, loving
relationships with more than one person can and do work. How Bryce and Amy keep
their marriage strong while opening their hearts and lives to Raine is
fascinating. Societal pressures affect them, too. They chose to be together,
but can they stay together – will they choose to stay together in spite of
condemnation by most people? Find out.
anywhere else. The rest of my books (16 of them) can be found at your favorite
ebook retailers. Here’s my Amazon link to take a look at what you’ve been
series can be read out of order. Please enjoy them and make sure you come back
and tell me what you thought!
your life, this is the link: http://www.amazon.com/First-Spring-Margaret-Rose/dp/1616331194/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355932835&sr=1-1&keywords=Margaret+Rose+First+Spring
can contact you?
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.
new and meet new readers.
Ask me (Margie) an
insightful question and one reader will get their choice from any book on my (Margie’s) back list!
for stopping by and please be sure to mark your calendars because on January 18th, Margie will be coming back to promote her latest creation. She’ll be bringing along a friend too – K.B. Cutter. 🙂
Oh and don’t forget to comment on this interview with your question for her. You just might be the lucky winner. GOOD LUCK!!