Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Margaret Brownley ~ Gunpowder Tea

It's a pleasure to welcome Margaret Brownley to Ink Dots this week. 

Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this—except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, "Maybe God's calling you to write fiction."
Margaret wasn’t sure that was true, but she wasn’t about to take chances. She’s now a New York Times bestselling author with more than 30 novels to her credit including her current Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. Also look for her work in the following recently released collections A Bride for All Seasons, A Log Cabin Christmas and A Pioneer Christmas.  Not bad for someone who flunked 8th grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence. 

Margaret Brownley ~ Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

Pinkerton Detective Miranda Hunt has been tasked with apprehending the Phantom – a notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling Last Chance Ranch.

But she isn’t the only one there with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert is working the scene undercover as well. Although their true identities are a secret—and both are suspicious of the other—it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the spark that flares between them. 

But with careers and lives on the line, love will have to wait—perhaps forever. 

If I could go anywhere in the world tomorrow... it would be Italy. Also on my bucket list is Australia and South America.  

Margaret says...

One thing I enjoyed today is... opening up my email and finding a lovely thank you note from a boy scout I counseled.  As I write this, it also happens to be my son’s birthday and I’m looking forward to a family celebration.

A secret pleasure of mine is... sitting on the beach with a good book. (Did you ever notice how the beach makes every book seem good?) Yes, I so agree! The beach and a good book are a perfect match. And we're headed into beach weather, Downunder. Can't wait for my mix of beach-and-book. 
Margaret Brownley

A moment that changed my life was... the day I met the man I would fall in love with and marry.  Giving birth to my three children also provided life-changing moments (I once said that having a baby wasn’t going to change my life. Little did I know!) Famous last words, hey? :)

When I was a child I wanted to be... a writer and wrote my first novel in fifth grade—a mystery I didn’t know how to solve. Still don’t.

I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but... I’m geographically challenged. If you give me directions to your house you better also give me directions back to mine. Now, that's really funny, Margaret! Thanks for visiting with us this week. 


If you'd like to read more of Margaret's work, how about entering to win an e-copy of Gunpowder Tea? Leave a comment below and you'll be in the book draw. 

Tell us about the best place you've snuggled with a book. Margaret and I both favour the beach. How about you? 

I'll announce the winner on Friday in the comment thread. 

Good luck and happy reading,