Monday, May 31, 2010

Maggie Brendan's A Love of Her Own


We're happy to have Maggie Brendan with us today talking about her book, A Love of Her Own. To learn more about Maggie and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
April McBride is character from my first book, No Place for a Lady in the Heart of West series. My critique partners said they wanted to know what happened to her and April needed redeeming. Lol.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I’d already pitched a 3-book series and had a contract, so it was a matter of telling April’s story. I had a great time writing a fun adventure for her.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
My brother, Jess McCreede was a western writer while he was alive and was my mentor. I love pretty dishes and have something for just about every holiday. I like antiques and have a small collection of antique head vases. (and a few not antiques ones, but pretty).

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on Deeply Devoted, a series titled The Blue Willow Brides. It’s about a mail order bride from Holland who brings her two sisters with her to America.

5) Parting comments?
I was asked by LifeWay Christian Stores to sign at the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14th in Orlando. I’m so honored and excited. I feel so blessed to have Tamera Alexander, Kim Sawyer and Julie Lessman endorse my books. It couldn’t get any better thank that. Thanks for having me Dawn!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.southernbellewriter.blogspot.com/
http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/ Resident Blogger

28 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read your book! I have heard great things from several of my friends, and have seen many positive reviews online. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Have a great Tuesday!
    potosrose(@)gmail(.)com

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  2. oh that looks good.. please enter me

    ohboystrus1@hotmail.com

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  3. I've heard a lot about Brendan. Thanks for the interview. Please enter me.

    jessica_nelson7590 at yahoodotcom

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  4. I'm so looking forward to reading this book.

    pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. Sounds like a great book; I'd love to read it.

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  6. Dawn,thanks for having me on your blog today. I'm receiving good feedback too on the book. I hope the story will give readers a fun place to escape into the West. Thank y'all for your interest and kind words. :)

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  7. Book sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. would enjoy reading this fabulous book...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  9. Am so anxious to read this....please enter me.
    THANKS!!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  10. I've read wonderful reviews for the Heart of the West series, please include me in the drawing for A Love of Her Own. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

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  11. Ooh, looks great! Please enter me!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

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  12. I would love to read this book!!
    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. Sounds like a great book. Love the cover.
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  14. cool. Count me in on this giveaway please
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. I adore the character of Maggie. Many thanks for the chance to win this second book...
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  16. Please enter me, this sounds like a great book to read.
    heidijohnjeffATverizonDOTnet
    thanks again,
    Heidi

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  17. very good interview...
    please enter me
    Heidi
    heidijohnjeffATverizonDOTnet

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  18. sounds like a good book


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  19. I loved the first book... I cannot wait to read the second book.. Thank you for a chance to win.

    Linda Ortiz
    (strgth4yu@hotmail.com)

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  20. Would like to enter the giveaway. sooze1008@yahoo.com

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  21. Enjoyed the interview. The new series she's writing sounds very good. So does this book :) Please enter me in to win! I'm a follower. Thanks.
    randomness.is.awesome@gmail.com

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  22. Enjoyed reading about this book. Please enter me!

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  23. Please enter me. I'm really looking forward to reading the whole series. I'm a subscriber on Google Reader.

    quiltyreader(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I have been wanting to read this book.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  25. Would love to win!
    tiffanyniekro at hotmail dot com

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  26. Linda (Ortiz)- A Love of Her Own is the 3rd book in the series. Did you miss book 2, The Jewel of His Heart? Good luck!

    Thanks to all for your comments on the interview. :) I wish I had one to give each of you a copy.

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  27. I've drawn a winner. Congratulations, Barbara, you've won and I'll contact you. Thank you all for entering and thank you Dawn for hosting me. It was fun!

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  28. I've been looking on your posts for the announcement of the winner and finally today checked your comments again. I'm the winner but I haven't heard from the author. I checked her website and there is no way to contact her. Can you help me? I hope she didn't write me and it went to a spam folder or something. I'm so excited but I hope I didn't miss my chance!

    Thank you,

    quiltyreader(at)gmail(dot)com

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