Checking in with Maggie Marr


My friend, gifted author  Maggie Marr, is joining us today on the JaneBlog to chat about her brand new release.  Maggie is so very busy but I begged her to sit down with me for a few minutes and share with us a little about the new book, Hard Glamour, and her publishing career.  I hope you’ll enjoy this sneak peek into Maggie’s world.  She really is an amazing girl!

Maggie, what do you love most about being a writer?

The stories.  I love the voices in my head that tell me these stories.  I’ve heard them since I was a little girl, it started when I was around 8 years old.  I hear them in dialect and with male and female voices.  I love writing down the words and then trying to make the story I’ve written be as great as the story I was told–that is the tough part–trying to get my craft to be good enough so that I can do service to these fabulous stories that I’m told.

What’s your favorite time of the day and place to write?

My favorite time to write when I am on a first draft is early in the morning. I like to start at 4 am. My mind is fresh and clear and while I still have lots to accomplish the needs of the day haven’t crept in quite yet. I write my first drafts at the kitchen table with a lovely cup of coffee.

Tell us what your current release is about, in 2 or 3 sentences.

Hard Glamour is the love story of Lane Channing and Dillon MacAvoy. Lane comes to Hollywood to pursue her dream to work in film as a producer and falls for bad-boy soon-to-be-star Dillon MacAvoy.  Dillon would do anything to avoid falling in love, but he simply can’t avoid falling for Lane.

A promise to keep…
Honoring her mother’s last wish, Lane Channing vows to follow her dreams. She takes the ‘big risk’ and leaves her small Kansas town behind and heads to LA, the city of dreams. She’s got a stellar job lined up, an old jeep, and 20 bucks to last her to her first paycheck. Her hopes shatter when she arrives to find her job’s been given to someone else. Now she’s broke and if she doesn’t do something fast will soon be living on the streets. Welcome to cutthroat — Lane is most certainly not in Kansas anymore.
On the cusp of success…
Dillon MacAvoy has one goal — to become a star — whatever it takes. Even if it means honing his bad-boy can’t-be-tamed-and-forever-single image. Besides the image isn’t far from the truth. Dillon cares only about his younger brother and his career. He’s on the brink of superstardom if he can just decide on the next right script. But for that, he needs a script reader he can trust.
In a strange twist of fate…
Lane Channing is Dillon’s last chance. If Lane lasts the summer without becoming MacAvoy’s latest conquest, she’s guaranteed a job in entertainment. No problem, as long as she can ignore the heat that pulses through her every time Dillon is in the room. After all, love and commitment with a sweet, hometown girl would only ruin the Dillon MacAvoy brand.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

Never, ever, ever, ever give up.  You simply can’t give up.  If you want something you must pursue it, you must go after it, you must never ever stop.

What’s your astrological sign?

Aries with Leo rising.

Is there anything that has surprised you about writing or publishing your books?

The work never ends!  I am indy pubbing my books now and while I love the freedom there is a ton of work!  I am lucky to be supported by NLA DLP which is my agent’s publishing arm as well as this amazing team of people that support me with this endeavor. Also the stories are up there in my head stacking up–they remind me of airplanes lined up for take off–and I just can’t seem to write fast enough!  I wish I could write faster so I could get all the characters stories down on paper!

What’s are you working on now?

Right now I am working on Broken Glamour, book 2 in the Glamour Series. This story is about Amanda Sterling, Lane Channing’s best friend and how she finds love.

Favorite dessert?

The Local Peasant’s chocolate bread pudding.  Love!


So good to have you here, Maggie!  Thanks for sharing with us, and for my readers, if you’re looking for a sexy and fun escape this weekend, Maggie’s stories will be perfect for you.

To celebrate Maggie’s new release, Hard Glamour, I’m giving away a I Adore Maggie prize full of gift cards, chocolates, books,and more great reader treats.  To enter the I Adore Maggie giveaway, just chat with me in the comment section below, and that’s it!  You’ll have a chance to win.  The contest runs through Sunday night with the winner announced Monday morning!

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