I can't recall a time when I wasn't reading Margaret Mayo books. Right back at the beginning when I was first learning all I could about M&B romances, they were there, and recently I had the delight of being present when Margaret was presented with her award for her 75th book - such an achievement. I once went to an early AMBA meeting - my second I think - at her house where she and her lovely husband provided a delicious buffet for her writing friends.
And now she's waiting for the publication of her 80th title! Such an achievement.
So I'm delighted to welcome her to my blog today.
Here's Margaret -
First of all congratulations to Kate
on reaching such a milestone.It’s
something of a rarity these days, so well done Kate and Steve.
It’s an honour contributing to such
a special occasion and I thought I’d tell you how I met my own husband, actually
even more years ago than Kate met hers.
One Sunday afternoon my friend and I
went for a walk in a local park.We
stopped to watch people rowing on the boating lake and this couple of guys
slowed down and asked if we’d like to join them.
I looked at my friend, she looked at
me, and we nodded. There was nothing to worry about regarding strangers in
those days.We climbed over the very low
fence (much higher now – health and safety reasons) and got into the boat.
“Which one do you like?” my friend whispered. I nodded towards one of them and
we each sat by the one we ‘fancied’.
Afterwards, when their session was over
we all went for a walk and very soon began dating. We used to go out as a
foursome sometimes and on other occasions on our own. It was love at first
sight for me.
After a few months my friend split
up with her boyfriend but Ken and I were still going strong.The rest, as they say, is history.We are still as much in love now as we were
at the very beginning. Much like Kate and her Babe Magnet!
My latest book - A SECRET TOO FAR - is
available in all the usual places as an e-book. On Amazon and on Smashwords
But, more excitingly, my 80th
book will be published soon. I have no title yet but I’m really excited,
especially as I’m going to be giving away a free copy of my very first book