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Friday, 4 January 2008
Getting to Know Karen Magill
Topic: Author Interview

Karen Magill  the person:

1. What three words do you think describe you as a human being?

Humorous, loyal, impetuous

2. How do you think others would describe you?

Happy, lively, opinionated

3. Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.

Music but I can't play anything.

4. Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them.

 No. I did have cockatiel birds but developed a rare, potentially fatal allergy to them. I haven't gotten any since then.

5. What is your most precious memory?

We were at a reunion of a town we used to live in. Someone had dropped me the night before and given me whiplash but I was still going to the dance. I walked into the kitchen of where we were staying in time to hear my older brother say that his sister was a rocker from a way back. I considered that a compliment and I don't get many from him.

6. What is your most embarrassing memory?

I can't think of one. I tend to put those thoughts behind me.

7. If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life?

I would love to think I would be an artist but I'm not that good! I suppose I would be doing something like accounting.

8. In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.

Here lies Karen Magill who faced life head on and above all, had fun.

Karen Magill the writer:

9. Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?

In high school when I started selling poems for a quarter a piece to classmates.

10. What is going on with your writing these days?

I'm quite busy. I am taking a course in direct mail copywriting, one in desktop marketing and reading a book on writing for catalogs. In addition I am writing a non-fiction book on my life so far with MS, another small ebook on dealing with life and I am still marketing my two fiction books. And I am looking into greeting card writing.

11. What are your future goals for your writing?

I would like to bring in a substantial income with the smaller writing projects while getting the fiction books selling.

12. Can you describe a typical writing day for you?

I start the day off by checking my email then I do a little studying on one of the courses. I go for walk and when I come home I like to work on one or both of my non-fiction books.

13. Why do you write?

I love to create worlds and get lost in them. I am also drawn to putting words together.

14. What writer most inspires you? Why?

My grandmother, Katherine Magill. She had rheumatic fever as a child and a maiden aunt got her into writing. She was an original writer and woman.

15. How do you define your writing?

I write a little bit of everything. From paranormal romance to non fiction. Soon I hope to be adept at other areas of writing.

16. In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?

That I wrote quality material that informed and entertained.

Karen Magill  the details:

17. Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website? Blog? is the best place to find information. For more on my books .

18. Is there a place where readers can reach you?

19. Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?

The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story. Let Us Play, A Rock ‘n Roll Love Story.

20.  For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)?

I say that they are romance with a twist. In both of the books a reader will find surprises.

In conclusion:

20. Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers-what would you like them to know about you and your writing?

All I can say is to give me a chance. You might like what you find.


Posted by joyceanthony at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 4 January 2008 12:56 AM EST
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Tuesday, 29 January 2008 - 6:09 PM EST

Name: "Tammy"

I have been a friend and supporter of Karen's for several years. I have read both of her novels and was most impressed with her writing style. Karen has a gift for creating complex, supernatural storylines that flow from one chapter to the next with very little effort on the part of the reader. In other words, you don't have to work at trying to understand what's happening no matter how much it seems a major piece of information is missing. Upon finishing the book, the reader discovers, to their delightful suprise, that the missing element has been there all along.

 Karen is a very creative and fascinating writer. Go to her lulu link and buy a copy of both books. You won't regret it!!

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