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Friday, June 22, 2012

Meet Margery Scott

Hi Margery.

Welcome to Adventures in Authorland and thank you for being my guest today.

Would you like to tell us a little about your writing adventures.

How many books have you written? Which is your favourite?

Right now, I have seven books and one short story available on Amazon. My favourite? Wow, that's like asking me which of my children is my favourite. They're all my favourites, each in their own way, but my favourite of all is always the one I'm working on right now.

Can you give us some details about your upcoming release/s?

I'm in the process of releasing three medical romances.

Stranded with the Surgeon is available now. Surgeon Aidan Stowe's hands will never fully recover, and he wants nothing more than to escape from the city and wallow in self-pity. When the plane carrying him to the Yukon crashes in the Canadian wilderness, only his knowledge - and nurse Kerry MacIntyre's hands - can save the lives of the injured passengers until help arrives. Both of them have sworn off romance for their own reasons, even though they can't deny the chemistry between them. But when they are rescued and the danger is past, can they leave their mutual attraction behind?

The second, The Surgeon's Homecoming, will be available on Amazon within the next few weeks. Family doctor Diana Guthrie never expected to see trauma surgeon Mark Chambers again after he turned his back on their love and opted to stay in Toronto rather than return to their home town in northern Ontario. But when her father, the only surgeon in the area, is injured, Mark, home on vacation, is persuaded to pitch in. Soon, he's not only healing Cooper's Crossing, he's healing Diana's heart as well. But will he break it again when he leaves?

And last but not least, The Firefighter and the Lady Doc. Heading the Emergency Department of a busy hospital and running a medical clinic in "Cockroach Estates" is all that Dr. Kate MacNaughton has time for. She certainly doesn't have the time or the need for any other commitments, especially not for Mike Lawurence, the firefighter who is a painful reminder of her late husband's tragic death. For Mike, winning Kate's heart, although difficult, is not impossible, but convincing her to take a chance on another firefighter just might be.

 When you are not writing, what are your hobbies, passions, etc?

Where do I start? I have so many other interests, and because of that I'm easily distracted. I knit, I crochet, I play (with) my piano. But the one thing that takes up most of my leisure time - I shoot pool. I play on a team in a competitive league, and even when I'm not playing in a match or a tournament, I spend a lot of time playing and practicing on the table in my basement. As with writing, practice brings improvement.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Writing, or something else?
I was always an avid reader, but it didn't occur to me as a child that someone actually wrote the books I
loved. From the time I was tiny, the only thing I wanted to do when I grew up was to be a doctor. Believe it or not, I even read medical dictionaries for pleasure J Back then, scholarships and loans weren't available, so medical school wasn't possible. So I did the next best thing - I spent (mumble,  mumble) years working in the Pathology Department of my local hospital.

If you could time travel back, or forward, for one day, where would it be and why?

Easy question. I'd go back to the old west. Even as a little girl, I loved western novels and the western TV shows - Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, Wagon Train, etc. I have no idea why I was drawn to this time in history, especially considering my background. But every Saturday, I was glued to the TV to watch the pioneers and outlaws of the wild west. Unfortunately, I'm sure the reality wouldn't be even close to the Hollywood version.

Have you ever cried during a movie? If yes, which one and why?
LOL. Only one? Anyone who knows me knows I can cry on command. I can cry at anything that touches me - movies, Hallmark commercials, songs, even cartoons. As I've gotten older, I find I'm much more emotional than I used to be, probably because now I know from personal experience what real loss and sorrow are. These days, if there's a chance I'm going to need tissue, I make a point of watching alone.


Bio:

Although she was born in the Scottish lowlands, Margery now divides her time between her home in Canada and a vacation home in Florida.  To her, writing in only one genre is like eating only one kind of candy. Boring. A late bloomer, she didn't start writing until she found herself with an empty nest, free time, and an old typewriter her father found somewhere she'd rather not think about. She still has the empty nest on a lake far away from the city, but the typewriter has been replaced by a computer and free time is a thing of the past. Margery writes all across the genre board, from historical and medical romances to mainstream thrillers. When she's not writing or traveling in search of the perfect setting for her next novel, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue.

Thank you for visiting Margery. It was fantastic.

Jean

6 comments:

  1. Lovely interview! Good to learn about you, Margery! Lots of things to be busy with. Best wishes.

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  2. Thanks, Nancy. I'm happiest when I'm super-busy.

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  3. It's nice to meet you, Margery. Best of luck with your new releases. They sound very good.

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  4. Great interview, Margery. I love finding out about the writer as well as their work. All the best with your books and good luck in the pool league x

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  5. Sorry I am soooooo late getting here, Margery and Jean. Margery, you are one complicated person. You have as many books gathering dust as I do. Good for you for taking control of your writing career!

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  6. Hi, Jean and Margery. I'm a lot later than Mary! But I'm glad I dropped by.

    Margery - I had to LOL at the Hallmark commercial comment. I cry at them, also, and always have.

    Nice to learn more about you, too.

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