Three words to describe me…Passionate, tenacious, curious.
At home I cook… As little as possible, children are far away and DH has now retired from the law and taken up cooking. What joy!
My first job was… Working in a bank even though I’m hopeless at math. I did learn to add up long columns of figures, but I still can’t balance my cheque book.
Favourite author… C S Harris who writes dark Regency murder mysteries with great aplomb. She is a master at suspense and I enjoy their historical accuracy.
Currently reading…Tasha Alexander – And Only To Deceive I’m enjoying it because it offers more than just a romance, there’s a good well-researched mystery plot as well.
Plotter or pantser… I’m a bit of both these days, having painted myself into a corner in the past, which took a lot of hard work to get out of. Writing is a journey; I know where I’m going not how I’ll get there. I edit each chapter as I go, have a vague idea about the next scene, although it seldom pans out the way I planned. I’ve tried to plot the whole thing out in advance but my characters have a habit of taking over and rarely listen to me. As they are incredibly brave and resourceful I don’t argue.
I write… more historical romance these days, from sexy Georgians and Regencies to darker Victorian mysteries. I have some young adult and contemporary romantic suspense novels published too.
GIVEAWAY – Maggi’s Regency novel, Rules of Conduct is released in print in May and she is giving away an e-book to one lucky reader. (Don’t you love that cover!)
RULES OF CONDUCT by Maggi Andersen
4 Hearts from THE ROMANCE STUDIO: Plain and simple, this is one sweet romance full of adventure and mystery that shouldn’t be missed.
HE IS A MAN OF HONOR
The Duke of Vale is destined to marry the woman his parents have chosen for him. But he cannot forget the beautiful and mysterious woman he calls Viola.
SHE IS A WOMAN OF SECRETS
After losing her memory, Viola knows only of her Classical education, and her love for the Duke of Vale. In her flight from danger, she has broken all the rules of conduct. As she falls further in disgrace and her choices narrow, she must fight for what is hers.
Maggi will pick one lucky person from the comments. Closes 5pm (Aust EST) Saturday 30 July. Winner announced here.