Monday, October 31, 2011

Meet our Author of the Week, Meg Mims!

Love a cowboy? Didn't we just talk about a man who could "chop wood" earlier in our hero post?  Well Meg really did a great job capturing that masculine trait in her new book,"Crossroads."  We'll talk more about her book as the week progresses, but for now, lets learn about the woman behind it! 

Ok Meg, is it Meg or Megan and why?  

...It's actually Margaret. Ugh. I am published in the children's market (long ago) under that name. Thought I'd use the shorter version
      for my books. Plus I started Tweeting and using Facebook as Meg, so that made it easier promotion wise. :-)

Big City Girl, or Small Town Girl?

....I'm a small town girl living in a city that thinks it's a small town, surrounded by a huge metro area.  It's complicated. I want to live where there's a LOT less traffic, woods around, a nice pond or creek for ducks and such, but hasn't happened yet. SIGH.

Favorite guilty pleasure?

 ....COOKIES. Chocolate drizzled shortbread, to be exact. Or any crunchy cookie.

Bucket list number 1 and 2 

.... IRELAND tour, including castles, pubs, music, the whole shebang. And I'd love to do an 1800's style cross-country train trip.

Did you always want to be an author, or did it pick you?   

.... Hmm. Both, I think. The "dream" finally became reality when I took action to make it come true.

When you're not writing, what are you doing? 

.... painting watercolors, gardening, crafting. I ought to be cleaning house, LOL. And grocery shopping.

Current Obsession?  .... NCIS. Great writing, nice twists.

So you're writing a mystery with a dose of romance, what did you like most about that combination?

...I love solving the puzzle in mystery -- and why not throw in what readers crave with a romantic angle? I am a big fan of Remington Steele, the TV series, and prefer to keep the hero/heroine on their toes and apart. It's more fun that way.

What type of hero/heroine do you like to write about? Strong-minded independent women. No wimps. Men who can be a bit macho, but with a heart of gold buried deep.

What's a great quote from your newest release "Double Crossing." 

"Ace Diamond was the last man I’d ever consider an angel of mercy. With my luck, he might have already left Omaha. If not, then I’d take that as a sign of divine intervention. His fists might come in handy if I hired him to protect us on the long journey west. He knew far more about weapons and fighting than I did. An ex-Confederate soldier, a Texan no less, who engaged in street brawls.Then again, beggars couldn’t be choosers."

Anything else you want to say to your readers?
Thanks for buying my book, and keep an eye out for the sequel, Double or Nothing!

Thanks Meg!  It was great to see into your world a little bit!!!  Stay tuned for more on Meg!!  You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter with these links!, and


  1. Great Post! Loved the interview and getting to know Meg! the book sounds great!

  2. Great interview! Meg, you just have to move over to my side of the state. It's exactly as you describe. :-)

  3. Thanks, Rachel and Joselyn! And thanks for having me here on Whispers... I do love seeing these books, even tho I also like my Kindle. ;-D