Sunday, May 03, 2009

Two Faces, One Life - Margaret West

Well, today I have a very special guest, Margaret West, who also happens to be my lovely sister-in-law! This means I have to watch what I say as Margaret knows far too much about me for comfort!!!

Margaret's short story, Two Faces, One Life, was recently released by Eternal Press and can also be found on Amazon

You can check out the trailer here


Born in Croydon, England in 1962, Margaret West was raised with her four older siblings by their mother, a social worker and father, a painter/decorator. . Although her father is no longer alive, Margaret still feels he watches over her. She has always found writing to be a creative as well as a cathartic process, especially during difficult periods in her life. She found her true writing voice after becoming a spiritualist. Her love for literature extends from writing to reading and is always willing to embrace new ideas and philosophies. She likes nothing more then to sit with a good book in the quiet realms of the countryside, with her dogs, Milo and Chester. A true animal lover, Margaret’s warmth and sensitivity is reflected in her writing.

Can you tell us a little about your book?

Two Faces One Life is a short inspirational story about two people with disabilities. Ted learns to live with his and adapts to the world the best way he can, while Sarah would rather end her life than live in a world she fears will never accept her. This is a romance that will touch most peoples hearts. The message in it is very clear. In life you may be given steep hills to climb and rocky paths to walk upon, but if you take your courage in both hands, nothing is impossible to overcome.

How did the idea for the plot come about?

My niece was ill for a very long time. Over the years, as I watched her journey of survival, I saw the courage in her eyes as she battled through the pain of her illness, determined that she would walk again and live a normal life. This inspired me to write this story and show the journey of two people coming together, dispite their disabilites.

I love sale stories (ok I am just nosy!!) so can you tell us about your road to publication - and your call story?

My first sale was about six years ago. I submitted The Crystal Pendulum to a publisher in the USA and forgot all about it. Lets face it, as authors we submit until we slump over over our computers in Exhaustion lol A few months later, I was at home, mashing potatoes for dinner, when I received a call from the publisher offering me a contract for TCP. I was so shocked, the phone slid from my hands and fell in the potatoes. I had to quickly fish it out and then continue a conversation with red hot mash on my ear as I had no time to wipe the phone. That call I will remember for the rest of my life lol

We are all about the love here, so please share your fave books, movies, TV shows or current fantasy squeeze (it's all in the line of research!)

My favourite movies..ummm..well, they are very diverse. I like most Historical's or comedy's, especially, Marley and me. I had a good cry at the weekend watching that lol. I'm not a horror or thriller kinda girl. My fav man has to be Booth, from Bones... Aka Angel...that's a man who could bite me any day when he was a vampire!!!

What are you working on now?

Right now I have just finished editing three books, which I will submit to my publisher sometime this year. Right now I have a release due sometime this year, called The Heart of a Warrior. I also run on line courses for Psychic Development and Crystal Therapy, so I have been busy making the meditaions CD's to accompany them.

How can readers keep up with your writing and books?

They can go to my web site


Suzanne Brandyn Author said...

Hi Christina and Margaret,
Love the colours on the cover, especially your name down the bottom Margaret.

Sister in law eh? Gee, christina you will have to be careful what you say. lol lol. :)

I'm off to check out your website and story.
All the best,
Suz :)

Helen Hardt said...

Margaret, so nice to meet you. How great that you and Christina are both writers! Your story sounds heart-warming. Best of luck with sales and future releases!