Saturday, June 15, 2013

Meet Margaret Taylor, Author of Wolf's Paradox and A First Love Never Dies.





Hey All, 

The lovely and talented Margaret Taylor was kind enough to answer some questions and give us the scoop on her two new releases!

·         Do you have any advice for aspiring writers? Is there anything you wish someone had told you?
Hmmm. I suppose to never give up. Take time and have patience. If you’re brave enough to put your work out there, it’ll happen.
·         Concerts can be very expensive, who do you think is worth the splurge?
Oh, that’s a no brainer! Bon Jovi! Hands down…
·         How do you choose your character names? Do you ever change their names mid-process?
I rarely change them mid-stream. And I rarely choose them. They usually just tell me who they are. Sometimes I have to prod them for a last name, help them along even, but it’s not that common.
·         Have you ever read a book that you expected to enjoy but didn’t or, vice versa, read a book that you didn’t expect to enjoy and fell in love with it anyway? Which book?
Recently I’ve gotten into Shannon Mayer’s Immune Series. They’re awesome. I picked up the first one when it was free, started it around midnight and next thing I know it’s 6am and I’m emailing Shannon and “yelling” at her for keeping me up all night…lol. I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but something about her writing just sucked me right in.
·         If you could learn to prepare (cook, bake, etc.) any dish as well as the restaurant that makes it best, what would it be?
Oh no. I hate to cook. If I can’t nuke it or eat it right out of the box, I simply don’t eat. *laughs* I have my reasons for that mentality and maybe someday I’ll spill them…:D
·         What is your favorite board game? Card game?
Favorite Board Game is Monopoly. Favorite Card is Poker. But, I can’t play poker – at least not to make any money at it…*laughs* Again, maybe someday I’ll tell my readers why, but for now, there ya go.
·         When writing, do you share chapters with friends or beta readers as you go or do you keep your projects secret until they are complete?
Well, I usually share with a few select people or I read to them over the phone if the scene is especially touching or funny. But typically I keep everything a secret until it’s time to share the whole thing. I guess it’s because *I* hate waiting when people send me partial stuff, so I don’t like doing it to those that are nice enough to read and comment for me.
·         Do you have any special talents? (Singing, dancing, juggling, gardening, etc.)
Oh heck no. I sing like a dying cat, on steroids, I have two left feet, I couldn’t juggle if you paid me and I kill Cacti. Yes, I know, that’s hard to do, but I’ve done it! Although, I’m told I’m not a half-bad photographer. Does that count?
·         What is your go-to cocktail?
Well, considering I’m a recovering alcoholic – 20+ years sober, I don’t really have one. But, back in the day, I loved me some Long Island Iced Tea’s and Sex on the Beach!
·         What was your favorite subject at school?
Bah! I hated school. But, if I had to name something, I suppose it would be English. Go figure, right?
·         Please describe your perfect day.
Oh, this one’s easy. (Grabs one of her favorite t-shirts…)
My Perfect Day:
Wake up.
Eat Breakfast.
Play Video Games.
Eat Lunch.
Play Video Games.
Eat Dinner.
Write.
·         Please share a favorite line from your newest book.
Hmmmm…this is a tough one. Since I have two books out right now, what say I share something from both.
From Wolf’s Paradox, I’d have to go with a line from our Hero, Ronon Wulfdrak.
“I’d sooner die than see you torn apart by them.”
From A First Love Never Dies, I’d have to go with something Janel says when she pulls a practical joke on our Hero, Jake to pay him back for tormenting her in High School.
“Opps, sorry Jake,” she said, knowing full well the effects of the brew on a human. Right about now his vision would be swimming. After that his mouth would go as dry as a desert, followed quickly by the feeling of someone tilting the room on him. “Oh dear, I must have pressed the wrong button.”


A First Love Never Dies:
Janel Canton must be pregnant by the time Fleet Commander Pearson Acto catches up to her again and only one man will do for that. Her one true love, sexy Montana Sheriff Jake Reeves. But returning to Earth she finds he's still mourning his dead wife and has become very comfortable in the small-town life. Will introducing him to reality of the Universe be enough for him to move on to a new life?

Sheriff Jake Reeves never thought the nerdy girl he and his cronies picked on in High School would someday become a star ship captain capable of holding her own in just about any situation. But when he meets up with Janel again at their 20 year reunion, that's exactly what he finds! Gone is the nerdy little mouse that never fought back. In it's place, is a rough and tumble, no holds barred, drop-dead gorgeous woman who he's going to have one hell of a time not falling in love with...










Wolf’s Paradox:
Kathy Granite is not your ordinary writer. She's a Weaver - a spinner of great tales and has the ability to write or rewrite the history of a world. Only one problem, she doesn't know it. She's spent the last six years telling the stories of people dragged to Earth from a variety of places by her Layren Protector, Ronon Wulfdrak.

Ronon has spent that same time keeping Kathy in the dark and only brought her people who simply want their story told. He's carefully chosen who would appear and even though she's become quite the sensation in our world, she's clueless as to her effect on any others. Ronon aims to keep it that way and hopes she's safely hidden from his own people. For, if anyone finds out what she really is, they will tear her apart to get at her power.


Get to know Margaret Taylor better at:
Goodreads Margaret Taylor
Amazon Author’s Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00D59GZD4
Twitter handle @AuthorM_Taylor


A final note from Margaret:
If you would be so kind as to check out my latest blog post and see what I’m doing for the victims in Oklahoma, I’d greatly appreciate it! http://margarettaylorsthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/06/doing-my-part_3.html





4 comments:

  1. Oh Ms. Ana, thank you so very much for having me today! I greatly appreciate you taking the time to host me. And I loved answering your questions, it was quite fun!

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    1. It's great having you. :) Stop by anytime.

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  2. The questions were great! I loved your answers. I can see that delightful sense of humor coming through in your books! All the best!!

    Melissa

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    1. Oh thank you Ms. Mel, for stopping by! It's always nice to see a friendly face during a stop like this...:D And I appreciate the compliment. I do try and inject a bit of humor now and again into my work. People tell me I should write comedy, but when I *try* to be funny, I suck at it. No, no, don't be afraid to agree with me. It's a failing of mine. But, when it flows, well, I've been known to come up with some funny stuff now and again!

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