Interview with Martha Rogers

» Posted on May 13, 2010 in Blog | 9 comments

Morning for Dove
This week I’m hosting Cynthia Ruchti with They Almost Always Come Home, Martha Rogers with Morning
for Dove
and Delia Latham with Yesterday’s Promise (an ebook in pdf). If you want to enter the drawings, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (May 16th) evening. Also, Delia Latham be drawing two winners at the end of the tour to win $10 gift certificates to
White Rose Publishing. If you enter her drawing on this blog, you will be entered.

Interview with Martha Rogers:

1. What made you start writing? My love for telling stories seemed to naturally turn to writing them.

2. How long have you been writing? Since I could hold a pencil and write down my ideas. When did you sell your first book? My first fiction, a novella, sold in 2006 and was released in May of 2007.

3. How do you handle rejections? Not very well at first, but now I see them as an opportunity to make the story better.

4. Why do you write? I just enjoy making up stories and finding ways to tell others about how God makes such a big difference in our lives.

5. What would you be doing with your free time if you weren’t writing? I’d like to travel more and I know I’d be reading a lot more books.

6. What are you working on right now? Book 4 of the Winds Across the Prairie series and a proposal for another book to be submitted soon.

7. Do you put yourself into your books/characters? LOL, yes, I sometimes do. I find my heroine doing things I would do or saying things I would.

8. Tell us about the book you have out right now. Becoming Lucy and Morning for Dove are both out now and they are set in Oklahoma Territory in 1896-97 in the town of Barton Creek. Lucy comes to the town because both her parents were killed in an accident and she will live with an aunt and uncle. Dove, a half-Cherokee girl, is her best friend and is the heroine of the second book. The main theme of both the books is forgiveness comes to those who seek the face of Jesus no matter what their past has been.

9. Do you have any advice for other writers? Persevere and be patient. Keep learning about the craft of writing and attend as many conferences as you can to network with other authors.

10. How important is faith in your books? Faith is a very important element in all of my stories as they point the way to find God’s will for your life and the importance of seeing others as God sees them.

11. What themes do you like to write about? Forgiveness bringing about renewed hope and restored joy in a reunion.

12. What is your favorite book you’ve written and why? I loved writing Finding Becky because she is free-spirited like me and wants what is best for everyone.

13. What is your writing schedule like? I don’t really have one. Being retired, I can write whenever I want to write and when I’m not involved with a Bible study or First Place class. Sometimes my greatest inspiration comes late at night as I am a night owl.

Thank you for promoting me on your blog.
Martha

9 Comments

  1. Please include me in this giveaway Thanks.
    The lady on the cover has such beautiful skin.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me in the drawing for this book. Thank you!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. I think it's great that the theme of forgiveness is in your book. I would love to be entered into this giveaway.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  4. don't include as I have the book and will do a review on the tour on May 24, please join me then on http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/

    Sorry don't have a giveaway

    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

  5. This sounds like a wonderful read and I would love to read it!

    lead[at]hotsheet[dot]com

  6. Can't wait to read Martha's new book!

    fictionfan1[at]cox[dot]net

  7. Thanks, Margaret, for hosting me this week. I enjoyed answering the questions and reading others comments. I've been ill this week and reading the comments has helped me feel better.

  8. I'm definitely interested in reading this one. I've seen some great reviews!

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. enjoyed this posting…thanks for the chance to read your latest novel.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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