Friday, October 12, 2018

All Aboard the Love Boat!

One of the amazing things about writing for Love Inspired Suspense is that sometimes we get to do fun events with readers and other authors. While I enjoy them all, I have to admit the most exciting one I have ever done was at Toronto’s recent Word on the Street. Along with Harlequin authors Stefanie London and Mary Sullivanwe set sail on a reader’s cruise on Lake Ontario. I read a few pages from my Military K-9 book Standing Fast. Stefanie and Mary read from their books. The sky was bright blue and the weather was absolutely beautiful.
But the best part was talking with readers and answering their questions about writing. I always learn a lot from spending time with readers and writers, whether we’re on water or on land.
Readers wanted to know if we plot out books out in advance. (We do! But changes happen along the way as we’re writing). They asked what our best solution was for writer’s block. (We said having a regular writing routine is important, but so is knowing when to take breaks.) And what we loved most about writing romance. (Creating strong female characters and helping them find good men who are worthy of their love).
A huge thank you to everyone who came out and a big thanks to Mary for these wonderful pictures.
When was the last time you were on a boat? Was it a big or small adventure?


  1. Okay, I am most jealous. You got to do a reading from a boat!
    LOL, I have nothing to compare.

    I was on a boat two weeks ago at Lake Powell in Arizona. It was awesome.


  2. Hi Maggie. This sounds like an amazing experience. Sailing the high seas as a romance writer! Awesome. When I was a kid I was obsessed with the show, the Love Boat. Blessings!

  3. What an amazing experience, Maggie.

  4. What fun. I don't like big water but this might be doable. And fun to be with other authors, too!

  5. Oh that looks like so much fun, Maggie. I can't even remember the last time I was on a boat - except the Staten Island Ferry. (It's pretty big!)

  6. What a fun event! I was recently on the Jenny Johnson, an immigration ship in Dublin. We didn’t leave the dock.


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