Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Trouble with Patience: Interview with Maggie Brendan part 2

Today I'm delighted to introduce you to author Maggie Brendan. Today her latest novel The Trouble with Patience releases. Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of the Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series. Winner of the 2014 Book Buyers Best Award (OOC/RWA) for inspirational fiction and the 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, she was a finalist for the 2013 Published Maggie Award of Excellence and the 2013 Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award. 


Welcome back to PASTimes! What surprised you most as you wrote your books?


It’s funny to me how a character just simply ‘takes over’ and does something I hadn’t anticipated writing.

How has God used your books in reader’s lives?

It’s extremely rewarding when I receive letters on a post on my blog or Facebook that my books have encouraged someone to begin reading their Bible again or the struggles the heroine faces are much like today’s struggles for them. That’s a huge blessing for me!

Why do you like to write in this historical time period?

I grew up on Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Big Valley and Roy Rogers and love westerns and read Zane Grey novels with my family. I find their stories fascinating and those folks were a rare breed who forged ahead when most of us today would have given up.

What’s next for you?

I’m starting book three of Virtues and Vices that will wrap up this series.

Do you participate in author book signings or events? Where can readers find you?

Yes, whenever possible. Readers can find me on my website; www.MaggieBrendan.com. my blog: www.southernbellewriter.blogspot.com. https://www.facebook.com/MaggieBrendan?ref=hl.
Twitter-@MaggieBrendan, Instagram and Pinterest

What are you currently reading?

Since I just turned in book two of this series, and have edits to complete now, I’m not reading. But once I catch a break, I have Angela Hunt’s, Ester, and Jill Eileen Smith’s, The Crimson Cord on my nightstand. Can’t wait to reads them.
  
Which of your books would you love to see turned into a movie?

Oh, any of them! My first book, No Place for a Lady, landed in Hallmark two different times and was optioned but nothing came of it. Later the screenplay was taken to UP TV this January but they passed on it. They are looking for Roncom type scripts or books. But it was exciting to think someone liked it enough to write a screenplay and have producers like it.

Maggie is giving away a copy of The Trouble with Patience -- all you have to do is answer this question: Why does Patience leave Helena for Nevada City, Montana? Then be sure to let us know you answered by using the form below. 

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5 comments:

Amy C said...

I think Patience moves because she inherits her grandmother’s boarding house.

Merry said...

Patience inherits her grandmother's struggling boarding house.

Anonymous said...


Patience had to move to Nevada City, Montana because she inherits her grandmother's Boardinghouse. And she moves there to restore the place and become independent.
Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com ,

Deanne said...

Patience moves to Nevada city because she inherits her grandmother's boarding house.

Ann B said...

Inherits her grandmothers boarding house.