Please welcome my special guest this week, Margaret Tanner, who writes for Whiskey Creek Press and The Wild Rose Press.
Margaret's latest release in both digital and print is Stolen Birthright, published by Whiskey Creek Press
Margaret Tanner is an award winning multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically correct.
Margaret is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Melbourne Romance Writers Group (MRWG) and EPIC.
In 2008 she won Author of the Year at AussieAuthors.com.
She is married and has three grown up sons and a precious little grand daughter.
Sequel to Savage Utopia
Can an English aristocrat ever hope to marry the daughter of convicts?
Georgina, a wild colonial girl, is brought up by O’Rourke, a rough and ready Irishman who she believes is her uncle. While helping the bushranger Johnny Dawson escape from prison she meets and falls in love with a dashing young English aristocrat, the Honourable Marcus Lindquist.
When Johnny Dawson is ambushed and killed, Marcus finally learns the secret of what has bound the young outlaw to Georgina. Johnny is her brother, not her lover as he had jealously supposed, but even darker secrets from the past overshadow their love.
Meanwhile, twelve thousand miles across the sea, Marcus’ Godfather, is plotting Georgina’s death to keep his dark secrets from ever seeing the light of day.
Can you tell us a little about your book?
Stolen Birthright is the sequel to Savage Utopia. It is set in Australia during the 1840’s and tells the story of the impossible love between an English Aristocrat and the daughter of convicts.
How did the idea for the plot come about?
After I finished writing Savage Utopia, a story about two innocent people being transported to Australia as convicts, I wondered how this stigma would affect their children.
My sale story.
Well, after many years of disappointment, near misses etc. I received an email from Whiskey Creek Press, offering me a contract. I was so thrilled I didn’t sleep for a couple of days. About a week after that I received the offer of a contract from a different publisher, who unfortunately went into demise, but luckily I was picked up by The Wild Rose Press. So now I have two publishers, WCP and TWRP and 7 novels published, an 8th coming out in April 2009 and I have signed a contract for a 9th.
Favourite books, movies etc.
My favourite books are any historical romance, preferably with an Australian background.
I love the English detective/sleuth stories. Midsomer Murders, Taggert, also the CSI stories and Cold Case.
What am I working on now?
I am revising an historical romance set in Australia in the 1880’s. It is set against a background of outlaws and dark family secrets. The heroine is a girl with amnesia. It was a semi-finalist in last years Amazon Break Through Novel Award.
How can readers keep with your writing and books?
By checking my website: