Margaret's Blog

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…
Whether it is turkey or chicken, I’m going with home-made stuffing. My grandmother’s recipe, with onions, apples, walnuts, and thyme.
In this seemingly endless moment of pandemic and political news blaring from every corner, I needed to calm myself. I turned, not to the bottle or another slice of sourdough…
You're the first to see this beautiful cover for my new novel, Joyous Lies. 
Drum roll please!   Today I launch my new website.  Thanks to webmaster extraordinaire, Margaret Carson, this site will be easy to navigate, talk about the writing life, ...
As we move slowly, six feet apart from each other, through the coronavirus pandemic, I’m reminded of another pandemic.
When I was a child, I used to imagine the years of life as a ladder. Each rung represented a year, and in my imagination, the rungs had different colors.
For the love of the Irish! Even though I never met my three long-gone Irish great-great-grandmothers, I like to imagine them making soda bread.
My publisher, The Wild Rose Press, has authors from all over the world. Perhaps unique among publishers, it encourages friendship between its authors through an email loop.
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