#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Maggie Adams

Maggie  Adams

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Maggie Adams, Maggie Adams is an internationally bestselling romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, the romantic comedy-Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, Humor, on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the various best seller 5-star list with her Tempered Steel Series. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Canada and the UK. She is the recipient of various awards for writing excellence including the Readers Favorite Award, the Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award, The Top Shelf Comedy Award and the New Apple Awards -Suspense.
She also writes paranormal romance, women’s erotica, and women’s fiction. Maggie’s books can be found on eBook and paperback on her website www.maggieadamsbooks.com and all major book sites.
When she’s not writing, she can be found dancing, singing and cooking (usually all at the same time), and spending time with her family and friends.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

popcorn is my favorite snack anytime, but don’t place a cheesecake in front of me – it’ll be gone before you hand me the napkin! Yum! When writing, I usually don’t snack, but have lemon water with plenty of ice next to me. As for noise level, I like to have on soothing instrumental music to write, but developing characters and plotlines, I plug in the headphones and hit Pandora for a variety of songs until one sparks an idea, then I’m off and dancing until I figure out the whole story or my knees say ‘enough!’ Place to sit? I have an office upstairs, but I hardly use it. Attractive Over Forty Man, aka, the hubs, likes me to be close during the evenings, so I write in the dining room or bring the laptop to the sofa.
It works pretty well, as I read passages out loud and he tells me whether a guy would actually say or do that. I have learned that no guy is going to talk about anything if a girl is naked, so those long romantic conversations happen AFTER the, well, you know.
I also run an in-home daycare, so I have to be careful what’s popping up on the laptop during the day. It makes for a limited time to write as I’m also very family oriented, but I manage to churn out three or four novellas and a couple of novels a year.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I LOVE meeting the folks on Facebook in real life! And being able to talk to other authors about our craft is so helpful. I always come away from book signings with renewed enthusiasm and ideas. But what I noticed from the first time I signed there and what continues to this day, is the Writers on the River is my Favorite Book Event. It’s like a great big family reunion of folks you really like! lol

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Jayne Ann Krentz. I started reading her historicals under Amanda Quick and fell in love with her style. I try to emulate her style within my own writing – humor, suspense, and smart, sassy women who aren’t wilting wallflowers.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

With the daycare and my own family obligations, it’s a hit and miss most days, but I do manage to write everyday. I can’t NOT write. Even if I write stuff at midnight after an exhausting day, I have to get it out. Now, it may be jibberish when I look at it the next day, but I can usually figure it out. I also use the dictation option on Word which helps when I don’t have a lot of time. I’ve found it’s the only program that can actually understand my fast paced Southern with some degree of accuracy.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My first St. Louis book signing was PennedCon and I walked into the lobby wondering where in the world to go. I noticed a lady with a lanyard with the logo and asked her. She stood up from the sofa, looked at me and shouted, “Holy F***! It’s Maggie Adams!” She hugged me, told me all about my books, and I stood there stunned that someone actually knew who I was. Whenever I feel lost or a little depressed about my writing future, I remind myself that even if it all goes away tomorrow, I’ll have those wonderful memories and the fabulous people I’ve me through the years.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Yes, I do. It’s a little notebook that my children gave to me. It has Winnie the Pooh on it and inside the cover they wrote how proud they were of me for trying to go after my dream and that one day everyone would know I was a great writer. I believe they were about 12 and 7 at the time. Its in a safe with our birth certificates, marriage license, and other sweet treasures.

What are your social links?

http://www.maggieadamsbooks.com – website
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-adams
https://www.facebook.com/maggieadamsbooks – book page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/maggiesminxes -reader group page
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9867300.Maggie_Adams – goodreads
https://twitter.com/AuthrMaggieAdms – twitter
https://www.pinterest.com/maggiesminxes/– Pinterest
https://www.instagram.com/maggieadamsbooks/ – Instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-adams-006a8b142/ – LinkedIn

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

You can find all the links to all my books on my website at https://www.maggieadamsbooks.com. Just click on the Books tab and then Buy Now to see your options!

Minx review HERE

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