Margaret Locke

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Don't tell anyone, but I started reading romance at the age of ten. I'd worked my way through all of the children's books available in the local bookmobile, so I turned to the adult section, where I spied a book with a woman in a flowing green dress on the cover. The back said something about a pirate. I was hooked (and still wish I could remember the name of that fateful book!).

My delight in witty repartee between hero and heroine, in the age-old dance of attraction vs. resistance, in the emotional satisfaction of a cleverly achieved Happily Ever After followed me through high school, college, even grad school. But it wasn't until I turned forty that I finally made good on my teenage vow to write said novels, not merely consume them.

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Margaret Locke Back in 2011, my husband and I were driving home after a dinner date, during which I'd finally confessed that I really, truly wanted to write romance …moreBack in 2011, my husband and I were driving home after a dinner date, during which I'd finally confessed that I really, truly wanted to write romance novels. As he drove, I mulled over story ideas. Suddenly I blurted out, "How about if a woman figures out the men she's dating are characters she wrote in stories long ago?" My husband's eyebrows went up and he said, "Sounds intriguing to me."

It wasn't a typical romance novel scenario, to be sure, but it hooked me, and the next day I sat down and wrote out the basic storyline. It's gone through a number of changes since then (especially thanks to my fabulous editor, Tessa Shapcott), but the essence is the same, and I truly love the story that emerged. I hope others who read A Man of Character feel the same way. (less)
Margaret Locke I'm so excited about my Summer Reading Challenge - I want to read all the books my local and romance friends have been publishing! I've got Tamara Sho…moreI'm so excited about my Summer Reading Challenge - I want to read all the books my local and romance friends have been publishing! I've got Tamara Shoemaker, Taryn Noelle Kloeden, Nicole Evelina, Phyllis Duncan, Tina Glasneck, Kathryn Barrett, Elizabeth Johns, Grace Burrowes, Adriana Anders, and many, many more in the queue. (Yeah, my goal might be a bit high - I'm blessed to know a lot of people who've written a lot of books, but I'm going to do my best.)

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The Legendary Duke is one month old! (Well, rather, he’s twenty-nine – but his story has been out in the world for 31 days. Woot!)   This is what the Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize (for which The Legendary Duke is currently a semi-finalist) has to say:   “The revenge quest Continue reading The Legendary Duke celebrates one month – with excerpts!→

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Serena Great to connect with you!


Margaret Locke Alison wrote: "Great to meet you, Margaret. I'm also a romance author. I'm impressed with your ratings for "A Man of Character." 4.50 out of 70 ratings is excellent!
I'll check you out: I need a good romance nove..."


Hi, Alison - Wow, thank you so much! If you do read A Man of Character, I'd love to hear what you think (and, hey, it's only $0.99 today, so dirt cheap). What do you write?


Alison Brodie Great to meet you, Margaret. I'm also a romance author. I'm impressed with your ratings for "A Man of Character." 4.50 out of 70 ratings is excellent!
I'll check you out: I need a good romance novel to lose myself in. :)


Margaret Locke Likewise, Carol! Pleasure to have your friendship here. :)


Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for your friend request, Margaret. Looking forward to getting to know you.


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