Margaret's Blog

When you see a map of Massachusetts colored in bright orange, this is not a cute reference to the coming blaze of autumn leaves. No, the fiery shade refers to…
Have you heard of the Page 69 test? Nor had I. But it is, apparently, a quick test of a novel. I have decided that if a book does not…
My book group is reading a fascinating non-fiction book this month. It is The Treeline by Ben Rawlence. ( See review elsewhere on this website.) If I was interested in…
Summertime is upon us – and a great time to sit back and do some reading. I am delighted that Joyous Lies has been chosen as a finalist in the…
I did not know what “Women’s Fiction” was when I started writing it. What I knew was that I preferred books written by women, because their protagonists were people I…
The Women Writers Fiction Association is proud to present Women’s Fiction Day!. This wonderful organization has supported female writers since 2013 with classes, resources, community. I am proud to have…
Last week the family came into town and we went on a little vacation to Tucson.  At the Tanque Verde Ranch, the children learned to ride horses, and I went on…
Fellow Wild Rose Press author Stella Jayne Phillips asks guest authors on her blog to write a travelogue about the setting in their books.
What a week!  My second novel, Joyous Lies, launched Monday, February 15, 2021.
If you are reading this, you are on the internet. We are connecting. In the short thirty years since the internet was invented, we take it for granted. 
It’s Jane Austen’s birthday today. She would have been, poor thing, 245 years old. But Jane was no poor thing. Her books are timeless. 
When I started writing my new novel, Joyous Lies, my main character, Maelle, popped into my head. Brought up on the organic farm of her hippie grandparents, Maelle feels an affinity…
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