Monday Mayhem – It’s me again, Margaret

I’m back! Did you miss me last week? Aren’t The Karens a hoot? Love those girls!

So… Hi! I didn’t really have a topic picked out for today, so I thought I’d play catch up with some bullet points.

1)         Just a little over one month until Spring Chickens is released! I love Lynne. I love Bram. I really love Bram. Ahem. Sorry… Anyway, I can’t wait for you to meet him, uh, them. Need a refresher? Here’s the blurb:

You don’t have to be a spring chicken to fall in love.

The residents of Heartsfield, Arkansas think Lynne Prescott has it all. The wealthy suburban divorcee captures everyone’s attention when she blows into town to dispose of the family farm. But her nosy new neighbors don’t know she ran away from home.

Bram Hatchett’s interest in buying the land adjoining his farm is yesterday’s news, but the handsome widower’s inability to contain his attraction to the land’s beautiful owner quickly becomes fodder for the local gossip mill.

A rickety old porch and a disturbing decrease in the poultry population bring them together—but with wagging tongues and grown children against them, Lynne’s inclination toward flight comes smack against Bram’s aversion to fight. Can they whittle away the secrets of the past in order to scratch out a future together?

Mark your calendars for the week of April 23rd!

2)         Been getting some really awesome reviews on Commitment! Yay! If you do not review the books you read on a site like Amazon, GoodReads, or Barnes & Noble, I’m asking that you please consider doing so. Not just my books, but any book. Your thoughts and opinions matter a great deal to authors and readers alike. More and more, I’m seeing more and more places that require a minimum number of public reviews before an author can even pay to advertise on the site. You don’t have to write an essay. Just simply say what you liked or didn’t like about the book. That’s right; you can say you didn’t like it. Honest reviews are always appreciated. Please just remember to be gentle. Authors are like small woodland creatures…

3)         Hey, are you following my photo a day challenge on my Facebook page? It’s been a lot of fun. Stop by, click the ‘like’ button, and check them out! 

4)        Been writing lately, but it’s been more for my close, personal friend, Maggie Wells than for myself. Seems she got a little ambitious with the series planning. Silly Maggie.

4)         Silly Margaret: I decided it was time to shake off the cobwebs and start working out a little harder, so I signed up for a 5K that’s being held at the end of April.  I ran almost two miles yesterday. It was the first time we’ve run the riverfront since last fall. I’d forgotten how different road running can be from the treadmill. I’m hoping I can build enough endurance in the next six weeks to run the whole course.

5)         For anyone in the greater Cincinnati area: I’ll be signing books at the 8th Annual Reader and Author Get Together June 1-2! Details here!

I have a big anniversary coming up in a couple of weeks, but I’ll save that for another post. Yes, I know. I’m such a tease…

So, what about you? What’s fun and exciting in your world? Read anything good lately? Seen any good movies? I require constant entertainment, so please share!

2 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – It’s me again, Margaret”

  1. Hi! I will use this fabulous blog update as an opportunity to take a break from my mountain of school work. Thank you for that, by the way.

    First, can’t wait for Spring Chickens! The week of April 23rd is also the week that I will be officially finished my second degree and on my way to the sunshine state!

    I’m 100% positive that you’ll be able to run the full 5k when the time comes, and I’m gonna be cheering you on like crazy from Canuck-land!

    I think I know what big anniversary you’re speaking of, and I’m gonna prematurely tackle hug you for that too. *premature tackle hugs*

    So looking forward to Cincinnati! Perch is too! 😉

    Today is a beautiful, sunshiny day. I danced outside in a soaking wet grassy field for two hours this morning and it was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had. I’m slowly but surely getting things done on my to-do list, and I’m feeling really energized and happy, despite the still-looming mountain of school work and a visit from Mother Nature. And that pretty much sums up the life of Julie. 🙂

  2. Hi Mags! It’s me coming over from LJ to say that my hubby got me a Nook for my birthday and I hunted down my old friend Steve Larson and read his story with Sara. Yay! Loved it! Glad to see you are doing so well. I am going to keep reading!

    Good luck with the 5K. You go girl!

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