Monday, May 3, 2010

Morning for Dove by Martha Rogers

Morning for Dove

We're happy to have Martha Rogers with us today talking about her book, Morning for Dove. Read on to learn more about Martha and her book.

1) How did this story come to you?
When my son lived in Tulsa, we went to visit quite often and always stopped at a tourist information system for coffee and restroom break at Thackerville. I became interested in the history of the state and decided to combine it with my interest in Boston.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I wrote the book in 2004 and 2005 and sent it to my agent. It stayed with one editor who took it to committee, but it was rejected. It was with them for over six months. We changed the title and began submitting it elsewhere. After more revision, Tamela sent it out again to several new editors and Debbie Marrie at Strang picked it up.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Hmm, I’m a pretty open book, but they may be surprised to learn I was a nursing student when I started out in college in 1953. Readers might be surprised to learn I am a breast cancer survivor. 10 ½ years since my second surgery. I love to sew and use to make all my own clothes.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on book three in the series and a Christmas novella for Barbour

5) Parting comments?
Never give up on your dream, and never believe you are too old to get published.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. I live in the Midwest, but my youngest son
    and I are Boston Red Sox fans, so Boston
    interests me, too...
    Many thanks for the opportunity to win this
    delightful book, Cindi

  2. Hi, Ladies! Thank you for a lovely giveaway! Martha, I am proud to own "Becoming Lucy", and it is a delightful read! I'd love to win a copy of "Morning for Dove" and continue the next chapter of your "Winds Across the Prairie" series : )

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  3. Nice interview...I would love to win the book.

    Gsil Mundy
    johngailm at bellsouth dot net

  4. I am finding something very drawing about the cover of the book that makes me want to read the book. Please enter me in the drawing.


  5. I think I am already an email subscriber but I would love to be entered for this book so I want to make sure I get entered:) Thanks!!


  6. Thanks for offering this book. I enjoyed reading about the author.

  7. Martha's book looks good, please enter me! Thank you. :)

    Email in profile

  8. Martha, you are an inspiration to us all, no matter our age.

    Thanks for the opportunity to receive a copy of your book, MORNING FOR DOVE.

    A J Hawke

  9. Sounds like a fantastic book!! I would love to win and read it.

  10. Martha,

    I hear you. You're never too old to follow your dream. I'm one of those who didn't publish until after my kids were raised. Congratulations on the release of your second book!!

  11. would LOVE to read this fabulous book...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  12. This book looks ever so good. Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. Sounds like a super book. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

  14. Great interview. I would love to read your book.

  15. I live 45mins from Tulsa!!

  16. My sister-in-law is a breast cancer survivor too. Hugs,


  17. this book sounds really good.. please enter me..

  18. Thanks for all the encouraging words. I'm battling pnuemonia right now and feel really terrible, so it was a blessing to read what you had to say. Soon as I can the names listed, I'll draw a name for a winner.

  19. Sounds like a very inspirational as well as interesting book. I would love to win this!!