Happy New Year! I just read a new review of Dating Maggie...
I was thrilled to find another good review this morning up at Jeri's Book Attic Blog. Here's an excerpt:
Review :With "Dating Maggie" by M.J. Greenway you get one of those books that first seems like this typical girly book, but then you figure out that it is so much more...
It´s a story about Maggie who easily lets you become a part of a story about dating. But you know what? It´s not just this cheesy story that you would expect from a blurb like this. You get introduced to Maggie who is such a likeable character-one that makes it easy to connect with the story.
The same I can say about Cliff. He is a character that got married very young. A marriage that does not make him as happy as he should be which is why he gets divorced.
So what did the talented author do with these two authentic characters?
She lets them create this unique story that makes you not just smirk, but also laughing and crying at the same time.
I just answered this reader question over at Goodreads and thought I would post my answer here as well. If you write, what inspires you? How do you get inspired to write?M.J. GreenwayThere are so many times when I'm inspired by something I've read or watched on TV. For example, I remember reading Gone Girl and yearning to be able to one day write a book that well crafted. That said, most of the writing time isn't about inspiration, it's just about writing most days and seeing where you get. I write an outline and start with a few characters and conflicts and an idea for an ending. As days pass, more details occur to me and snowball into a full fledged story over time. Walks or bike rides can help too.
For my romantic mysteries, Sarah Starting Over and Greyson Starting Over, I wanted to write about parenting and grief and my friend urged me to write about a disabled character. Because of my childhood love of Murder She Wrote, I also wanted to try my hand and writing a mys…
I admit to watching a few episodes of Bachelor in Paradise. It's purely for research purposes. Lol. I just don't understand Amanda's bad taste in men who moan loudly on camera when they kiss. And also, now I want to read Andi's book about their break-up. What is your reality show guilty pleasure?