Tuesday, January 5, 2010

BECOMING LUCY by Martha Rogers

We're happy to have Martha Rogers with us talking about her book "Becoming Lucy."

Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's website. Read on to learn more about Margaret and her book...

1) How did this story come to you? When my son lived in Tulsa, we went to visit quite often and always stopped at a tourist information system for coffee and restroom break. I became interested in the history of the state and decided to combine it with my interest in Boston.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. I wrote the book in 2004 and 2005 and sent it to my agent. It stayed with one editor who took it to committee, but it was rejected. It was with them for over six months. We changed the title and began submitting it elsewhere. After more revision, Tamela sent it out again to several new editors and Debbie Marrie at Strang picked it up.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers. Hmm, I’m a pretty open book, but they may be surprised to learn I was a nursing student when I started out in college in 1953. Readers might be surprised to learn I am a breast cancer survivor. 10 ½ years since my second surgery. I love to sew and use to make all my own clothes.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you? I’m working on book three in the series and a Christmas novella for Barbour

5) Parting comments? Never give up on your dream, and never believe you are too old to get published.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet? www.marthawrogers.com

25 comments:

  1. I love the cover of this book! Thanks for the interview.

    pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  2. I've seen this book on other blogs and I would be interested in reading it. Please sign me up.
    Deborah M.
    debbiejeanm[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. I would love to read this book. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I love the parting comment. Hanging on to it!

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  5. It sounds like a great book! Please enter me!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

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  6. Thank you for the encouraging interview!
    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  7. Hi Kim and Martha,
    I'd love to read this book. The cover is beautiful.
    pepperbasham@yahoo.com

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  8. I love to read stories about Oklahoma as I live here, so know the interest in our state helped shape the store is good to know. You said you were a nursing student when you started out in college, did you go into nursing for any length of time? I have great admiration for anyone that has the talent to sew their own clothes!
    Please enter my in the drawing for your book (bgrider2@cox.net)
    God bless.

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  9. i enjoyed this interview...thanks for the opportunity to read this wonderful book :)

    karenk
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Happy New Year :)

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  11. Looks like an interesting book!
    Allenkidz7@aol.com

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  12. Becoming Lucy seems like it would be an awesome book to read.

    Cheers,
    Lynel
    Lmaria23@hotmail.com

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  13. I would love to win this book! Thanks.

    booklovercb[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. I always love a western theme and would love a chance to win Becoming Lucy. Thanks!

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  15. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. Thanks

    I found out about it from Carman.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. I would be very happy to win this book.
    gerszabi@yahoo.com
    Europe

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  17. I would love to win this book.
    gerszabi@yahoo.com

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  18. Great interview and it looks like a terrific book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    Pam
    bookworm1414 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win!

    caseym(dot)writer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Forgot to mention Carman sent me. :)

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  21. Beautiful cover and I think I'd love to read this book. Please sign me up!

    leesmithwriting{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  22. Martha, enjoyed this interview with you. Your story about the road to publication is inspiring. You have a lovely book cover and website. I'd love to win your debut novel.
    patjeannedavis[at]verizon[dot]net

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  23. I love the cover of this book! It's on the top of my must-read book list. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!

    debracollins(at)tds(dot)net

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  24. Martha seems like such a sweet person and I'm glad her book is being published. I can tell from the description that I would enjoy reading it.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  25. Because of all the wonderful reviews I've read, along with this interview, I definitely want a chance to win a copy. Please add my name to the drawing.

    Congratulations, Martha. You are such an inspiriation to me. You're right, one must never give up. Thanks for reminding me of that fact.

    Debra Ullrick, author of The Bride Wore Coveralls

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