Book Review – Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway – First Spring by Margaret Rose

Welcome to Author Margaret Rose!

Bio:

I’m married and have two children who keep us very busy. I think my car keys are permanently attached to my hand!

I’ve been professional writer for a really long time and became a published author in 2009.





Interview:

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
James Scott, President Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Barbra Walters, Hillary Clinton


If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’d like to be able to fly.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Pope John Paul II

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
I love crispy hash browns with eggs over hard. If that isn’t available, Belgian waffles with toasted pecans are a close second.

Night owl, or early bird? 
Early bird, except on the days I have to get up, then I could sleep ’til noon. LOL

One food you would never eat? 
Snake. Anything snake-related makes me shudder. I’ve already eaten quite a few things I never thought I would, but none of them gave me the willies the way snake does.

Pet Peeves? 
People who don’t think for themselves. Elbow grease isn’t just for elbows, you know.

Skittles or M&Ms?
Peanut butter M&Ms to be precise.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
It’ll melt your heart on a trip down memory lane.

Any other books in the works? 
I’m writing a beautiful, romantic ghost story and then I’m starting a young adult piece about living your dream.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I’m hardwired to write. If I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing. I work as a writer and I write novels in my spare time.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Take the time to learn the craft of writing. There’s nothing worse than having your manuscript rejected because technically you aren’t a capable writer. Seek beta readers and others who know the craft instead of family and friends who love you and everything you write.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 
I’m the mom in First Spring. This story is about me and my youngest son.

Favorite Food? 
Frosting with a side order of cake. LOL

How do you react to a bad review? 
I say thank you and move on. They hurt, but no author should risk their reputation by getting into a public battle with a reviewer. This business is very subjective and well connected. Bad behavior gets around quickly.

If you were a bird, which one would you be? 
A black capped chickadee.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Autumn. I love the colors, the anticipation of the back-to-back holidays, and the cooler temperatures.

Who or what inspired you to become an author? 
Unemployment. Sounds sad, but I suddenly had time on my hands—lots of it. I’ve been a professional writer for over 25 years, but I’ve only written fiction for about four. Almost everything I’d previously written was advertising or business-to-business and it was very, very short. The idea of writing a book scared me. It’s very complicated work. Readers don’t realize all the insanity involved with writing fiction.

First Spring by Margaret Rose

A green carpet lays where snow once did. Springtime flowers and crawly bugs confuse and delight baby as he explores Mother Nature with Momma for the first time in this delightful nursery rhyme.



REVIEW:
First spring is a rhyming story of a young toddler experiencing the wonders of spring for the first time.  The young boy discovers green grass, flowers, bugs, the warmth of the sun, the sound of birds and bubbles blown by his mother.  This book aimed at small children makes a great read aloud.



Rating: 4 Stars


Source: From Author for Review

EBook Giveaway:
1 pdf copy of First Spring
Open to anyone
Ends 10/4/11
To enter just leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you if you win.  For an extra entry (+1) follow Margaret’s blog: http://www.margaretrosewrites.blogspot.com/