Monday, June 28, 2010

Joyce Magnin's "The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow"


We're happy to have Joyce Magnin with us today talking about her book, The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow.To learn more about Joyce and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
Agnes walked into my bedroom late one night, sat on my bed, I felt the thud, and said, write my story. It really just kind of happened.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Oh, this is neat. My dear friend Nancy Rue told her friend Barbara Scott who had just taken the position of acquisitions editor at Abingdon Press about my novel. Barbara requested it and a week later I was offered a contract. Pretty sweet. But this only happened after about a year of going down the usual publishing path of query and submission and rejection.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’ve never eaten a scallop.
I play RPG video games and own my own XBOX 360.
I once worked as a dog groomer—for one day. I wasn’t very good at it. Those poor Scotties.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am working on the fourth Bright’s Pond novel—Blame it on the Mistletoe. The second Bright’s Pond novel, Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise will release September 1.

5) Parting comments?
Thanks for letting me share your blog space. Just remember, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. So if you write, keep writing. If it is meant to be it will. And eat your veggies.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Joyce can be found at http://www.joycemagnin.com/ or http://www.joycemagnin.blogspot.com/

23 comments:

  1. Her book sounds like it has some interesting and
    quirky characters. I would enjoy reading her
    book very much...Thanks, Cindi
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  2. This book looks very different from others that I have read. I would love to win it.
    Kaye Whitney
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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  3. If this book contains some of the humor of this interview, I think it would be a great read!
    lauradione1012@yahoo.com

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  4. Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read bk 2 Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. I read Agnes, loved it! I WANT Charlotte!

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  6. please count me in ... thanks :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  7. Sounds good!
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  8. This has been on my TBR list. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  9. Love your quote about the blind squirrel! Fabulous and true!

    Thank you for the chance!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  10. I'd love to read this book. Enjoyed the interview very much. Please add my name to your giveaway. Thank you!

    Sandee61

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  11. please include me. Thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. I would love to read this one...please enter me. Thanks!!!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  13. You interview was wonderful & witty - and you must try scallops, they are delicious! I'd love to win your book and have added it to my to be read list.

    Blessings to you and Dawn ~

    Beverly
    bgrider2@cox.net

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  14. I would love to read this Please eadd me to the list...
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    Heidi

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  15. I am still coping with forgiveness, need to learn how to forgive myself.

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  16. I've heard so many good things about this title. Would love to read it! Please enter me in the giveaway. WillisWay (at) aol (dot) com.

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  17. What a interesting book this sounds like. One that I would like to read. Please add me to the list.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  18. This book sounds very interesting. Please add me to the list.

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

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  19. This book sounds like an original! Please enter me!
    Maureen

    ale02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. Hi Joyce, I do eat my veggies..lol.. Your books sound like great reads. I love humor in my books and you have that in yours.
    Thanks for stopping by to chat.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Sounds like a very interesting book. Please enter me!

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