Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Martha Rogers' "Finding Becky"


We're happy to have Martha Rogers with us today talking about her book, Finding Becky. To learn more about Martha and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
It was a natural progression of a character from a previous book. I wanted a young woman who was independent, searching for truth, and firm in her belief about equality for women. Becky is all of those and her journey was fun to write.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It’s the third book in the series Winds Across the Prairie and was part of a three book contract. It took several years for an editor to choose the first book for publication. This one was only a one paragraph summary, so I had four months to plot and write it. Luckily I knew all but a few new characters, so the story came right along. It was the most fun to write.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I love Christmas and my house is totally decorated for that season. I have 24 storage boxes of decorations in my attic.
I am a Baylor graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in what was once Home Economics but is now something like Consumer Science.
My husband and I have lived in the same house for 34 years. (Didn’t think I’d haul all that Christmas stuff around did you?)

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’ve just started a new series and am working on the first book. This one starts in Connecticut and ends in Texas.

5) Parting comments?
Thanks for hosting me, and I hope you enjoy this new visit to Barton Creek with the Haynes and Frankston families.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?

29 comments:

  1. I do agree with equality for women, as long as it doesn't become reverse discrimination against men. Sounds like an interesting book. Please enter me. Thanks.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  2. Already a subscriber.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  3. I am right here as my nickname is Becky. LOL I am an older woman that has always been independent, even though I was married 36 years to a wonderful man who treated me like a queen and always gave me my independence. Sadly to say, he passed away nine years ago.
    Finding Becky sounds like a great read.
    God Bless you and Martha Rogers!
    Thanks,
    Rebecca

    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Loved her first book...put me in the contest list to win her second book...:D

    Linda, strgth4yu@hotmail.com

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  5. I've just had the pleasure of meeting Martha Rogers on her blog and Facebook. We have something in common. She was in her 70's when she first began to write; and I'm in my 70's and just beginning to write. Her success is quite an encouragement to this novice. "Finding Becky" would indeed be a most appropriate book for me to read at this point. Thank you for the giveaway and I appreciate the chance to win. I hope I do!

    Grace & Peace in Christ,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful book! I am an email subscriber. Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  7. Hi,
    It looks like a wonderful read. I love prairie stories.
    Linda Cacaci
    LinCaca3@aol.com

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  8. Your book sounds likea book I would love to have my granddaughter's and my 3 daughters read. I have 6 beautiful granddaughters, I hope that they grow up being independent thinkers and firm in their beliefs about equality for women that their grandma and mothers teach them as the grow. I do have 1 son, he's only 4yr old right now, so I have to teach him to be good to women and listen to them and treat them with respect. I know he will be a gentleman, with all those females in the family what chose does he have. I would love to read yur book. Thanks for that chance.
    Heidi

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  9. I forgot to put my email in my first post,
    I have all the granddaughters

    thanks
    Heidi
    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

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  10. Awesome! I loved the first two books, and can't wait to read this one!

    lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Please enter me!

    jennycohen104(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Cool! Sign me up!

    Emreilly303@gmail.com

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  13. Can't wait to read this!!
    Please enter me!

    Dreilly316@gmail.com

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  14. Please enter me! My daughter will be so happy if I win this for her.

    Jreilly316@verizon.net

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  15. Thanks to Dawn for hosting me. I'm so glad some of you have read the first two books. I hope this one will be come a favorite. There's a lot of me in Becky and I think that's why she was so much fun to write. I'm looking forward to sending one of you a copy of Finding Becky.

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  16. wouldl love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  17. I'm a subscriber. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the draw (I'm an email subscriber).

    sbmarkle (at) eastlink (dot) ca

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  19. Greetings,
    Wonderful interview and book giveaway.
    Please enter me.
    Thanks,
    Trinity Rose
    wandaelaine at gmail.com

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  20. I enjoyed your interview, especially the part about decorating for Christmas! I've read good things about your book & I can't wait to read it for myself. I really like the cover also, it just invites me to pick the book up and curl up with it. You new series sounds good - starting in Connecticut and ending in Texas - that really piques my interest!. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful book.

    Blessings to both of you,

    Beverly
    bgrider2@cox.net

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  21. i'd love to win this
    nakiassgeorge@yahoo.com

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  22. Would like to read this one.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. wanna win this
    nakiassgeorge@yahoo.com

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  24. Finding Becky sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.I am an email subscriber.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  25. I would love to read it! Please enter me!

    sarahsantanablogs@gmail.com

    Thank you!

    Sarah

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  26. Taking another opportunity to say I'd really like to read Martha's book. The story line is appealing and fits so many women of today in their struggles. Thanks.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  27. Sounds like you really do a lot of decorating for Christmas. I have a lot of accumulation...been in this house for over 44 years...and it has been in my husband's family ...since it was built in 1855!
    Please enter me!

    alekee02[at]yahoo.com

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  28. Thanks for the chance.
    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  29. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. The winner of the book is Barb Shelton. I received the box yesterday, so it will be in the mail next week.

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