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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Why Do I Write Historicals?

I want to introduce you to another guest blogger. Margaret Tanner is a friend of mine I met online, and she's a wonderful writer.



Why do I write historical romance?



Like the heroines in my novels, my forebears left their native shores in sailing ships to forge a new life in the untamed frontiers of colonial Australia. They battled bushfires, hardship and the tyranny of distance in an inhospitable and savage land, where only the tough and resilient would survive. They not only survived but prospered in ways that would not have been possible for them had they stayed in England and Scotland.

I am a fourth generation Australian. We are a tough, resilient people, and we have fought hard to find our place in the world. We have beautiful scenery, unique wild life, and a bloodied convict history.

I admire heroines who are resourceful, not afraid to fight for her family and the man she loves. I want my readers to be cheering for her, willing her to obtain her goals, to overcome the obstacles put in her way by rugged frontier men who think they only want a wife to beget sons. A chance for revenge. To consolidate their fortunes. That love is for fools. Oh, the victory for the reader when these tough, ruthless men succumb to the heroine’s bravery and beauty, are prepared to risk all, even their lives, to save her.

Then there are the brave young men who sailed thousands of miles across the sea in World War 1 to fight for mother England, the birth country of their parents and grandparents. I also wanted to write about the wives and sweethearts who often waited in vain for their loved ones to return. Who were there to nurture the returning heroes, heal their broken bodies and tormented souls.



This is why I write historical romance, even if it means trawling through dusty books in the library, haunting every historical site on the internet, badgering elderly relatives, and risking snake-bite by clambering around overgrown cemeteries.

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BIO – MARGARET TANNER

Margaret Tanner is an award winning multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically correct. Her publishers are Whiskey Creek Press and The Wild Rose Press.

Margaret is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Melbourne Romance Writers Group (MRWG) and EPIC. Her novel The Trouble With Playboys came 3rd in the historical romance section of this years Preditors & Editors poll.

Margaret is married and has three grown up sons, and a gorgeous little granddaughter.

Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion.

http://www.margarettanner.com/



FRONTIER WIFE

BLURB: Only in the new world can a highborn young Englishwoman and a tough frontier man, ignite the passion that will fulfil their hopes and dreams in ways they never imagined possible.
Tommy Lindsay arrives in colonial Australia to claim the rundown farm she and her brothers have inherited.

Hidden behind her fragile English rose beauty, beats the heart of a courageous young woman. She will need all this strength to survive the unforgiving heat, and the dangers lurking around every corner. Lost in the bush, capture by a feral mountain family, raging bushfires are nothing, compared to the danger she faces if she gives her heart to Adam Munro.

Adam Munro, a rugged frontier man, has no room in his heart to love a woman. All he ever wanted was a presentable wife who would provide him with heirs. He didn’t need passion in his life, not until he met the beautiful English rose living next door to him.
Frontier Wife is available from The Wild Rose Press

http://www.thewildrosepress.com/margaret-tanner-m-281.html


Thank you for inviting me to your blog Phyllis, I really enjoyed my visit.

16 comments:

Phyllis Campbell said...

Margaret, thanks again for being on my blog today. Your book does sound very interesting! May your sales be very high with this one. (grins)

~Phyllis~

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Phyllis,
Thank you you so much for having me to visit and for your kind words.

Regards

Margaret

Leigh D'Ansey said...

I too admire our forebears, Margaret, who risked so much and came so far, often with very little, or no reward. They were such brave women.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Leigh,
Thank you for dropping by I appreciate it.

Regards

Margaret

Joyce Moore said...

Margaret: Frontier Wife sounds like a great read, plus, I LOVE the cover. It makes you want to open the book to see what the story is about. Very interesting blog. All best with your newest novel! And thanks Phyllis for having Margaret come from so far away!

P.L. Parker said...

Good post. I love the historical stuff. Congratulations and many sales.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Joyce,
Thank for you stopping by, I appreciate it.
Regards

Margaret

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Patsy,
Nice of you to drop by

Regards

Margaret

Cherie said...

Hello Margaret,
I've enjoyed reading your interesting post. You are very intrepid - much like your heroes and heroines, you will risk harm (snake bites!!) to get your story. I admire your courage.
Thank goodness we don't have deadly snakes here in New Zealand.

Cherie Le Clare.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Cherie,
Thanks for dropping by. Lucky New Zealand, here in Australia we have a few quite deadly varieties.
Apparently they are very nice to eat if you roast them?????

regards

Margaret

Latesha said...

Phyllis, thanks for having Margaret on your blog. Margaret, your story sounds very entertaining. I look forward to reading it.

Ginger Simpson said...

Margaret. I enjoyed your post, and I certainly will be reading your book. It sounds like my cup of tea...of course you already know that you are a favorite author of mine. I love the cover, too. I'd be most happy to do a review when I get caught up.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Latesha,
Thank you so much for dropping by, I appreciate it.
Regards
Margaret

Margaret Tanner said...

Ah Ginger my friend,
You always say the nicest things about me. Thanks for the offer of a review, I might take you up on it.

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on what sounds like another fantastic read, Margaret! Your stories make history come alive with unforgettable characters. Best of luck.

Margaret Tanner said...

Thanks Cate for the kind words and good wishes.
Cheers
Margaret

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Phyllis Campbell is an award-winning, multi-published and best-selling author of romance; from the dark and mysterious hero who sends shivers up your spine to the fiesty heroines who somehow manage to keep them in line. She's published with Bookstrand Publishing, Champagne Books, The Wild Rose Press, and most recently, The Dark Castle Lords Publications. Most of her reviewers have given her the title of “Queen Of Sexual Tension”. Married with kids (and three grandchildren), Phyllis has lived in Utah all of her life and enjoys family activities when she’s not writing her next sensual story.

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