Welcome to our new member of HWH - Margaret Mayo.
Despite the fact that I’ve been
writing romance for almost forty years I feel like a new kid on the block. I regularly
read Heroines with Hearts and was delighted when asked if I’d like to join this
elite group. I’ve always wondered who came up with the title Heroines with
Hearts because it so perfectly encapsulates what writing romance is all about.
I used to read romance long
before I began to write and when I had a story pop into my head one day way
back in the seventies and eventually had it accepted it was a dream come true.
Not that it was an easy ride, it took many re-writes before I had the ‘perfect’
novel, and I’m saying that with tongue in cheek because perfection is always
the goal but not always the end result. Not in the eyes of the writer anyway.
What better time could it be to
become a member of Heroines With Hearts than at the beginning of a new year?
One which I hope will be happy and successful for everyone. I am starting 2015
writing a new story – one which is not even plotted yet but is in my head. I
always start with a situation between my main characters and take it from
there. I might know one or two things that I want to happen along the way but
that is all. Therefore I find it as exciting g to write a book as it is to read
Next time I’ll tell you all about
my very first book which was published in 1976 and made me the happiest woman
alive. It was such a thrill to be accepted. I grabbed hold of my husband and we
danced around the room and the kids thought we were mad.