Episode 7 • Margaret Brownley
Host & Guest
Guest, Margaret Brownley
Host, Kathleen Kaiser
Producer, Adanna Moriarty
About This Episode
Margaret Brownley, a New York Times bestselling romance author. She was writing contemporary romance for Harlequin when her agent suggested she write a historical romance working the American western sub-genre. It took her a dozen books before she hit the NY Times list. Margaret also reviews what she does to market her books, including her newsletter and a group blog www.margaret-brownley.com
About Margaret Brownley
N.Y. Times Bestselling author AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned more than forty-five novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice and Award of Excellence. She’s a two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap. She is currently working on a new series. Not bad for someone who flunked eighth-grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.
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