Author Archives: maggierobinsonwriter

Outward Bound

I am leaving the house tomorrow. This may not sound newsworthy to you, but I probably do not need much more than a few extra fingers and toes to record my perambulations in the outside world since the pandemic began. … Continue reading

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Something’s Gotta Give

When I began to write “for real,” I was working. There was never enough time to do what needed to be done, even when I woke up at 4 AM to peck away. Watching television soon went by the wayside, … Continue reading

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Cover Chameleon

If you have been in a bookstore lately (and I confess, I have not…I seem to be hellbent on enriching Jeff Bezos, possibly even sending him off to space again), you will have noticed a relatively new trend in book … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

At this point in the seemingly endless winter, filled with brutal temps and even more brutal current events, I am very envious of those creatures who can hibernate and skip it all. Imagine—months of sleep, curled up in a cozy … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

Almost all my books are set in England, with the occasional Hebridean island thrown in to keep me on my toes. When I began writing, I was reading Regency (1811-1820) romances, so that’s what I wrote. Then I branched out … Continue reading

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Home Economics

It’s a new year, and one has to confront reality, unpleasant as it may be. I keep seeing a meme on Facebook: “Who knew that the hardest part of being an adult is figuring out what to cook every night … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not, Win Some

Edited: Maggie’s winners from her Waste Not, Want Not, Win Some post: Jane Babbitt, Karen M, and kms01906. Please contact her at maggie@maggierobinson.net to pick your book and tell her where to send it. Happy holidays! My two-year-old desktop computer … Continue reading

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Pick Your Poison

I’ve been writing books set in the 1920s, and reading books written in the 1920s. Do you know that Anita Loos’ book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was considered the definitive description of the Flapper and the tempestuous Twenties? Something got lost … Continue reading

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Under the Influence

I’m not from a writing dynasty, like Stephen King and Joe Hill, John and Susan Cheever, Joel and Ethan Coen, or Alexandre Dumas pere et fils. But my father’s cousin Marion Miller wrote a shopping column for the New Yorker … Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

One week from today, the fourth and final Lady Adelaide Mystery, Farewell Blues, comes out, and I’ve been thinking about past release days. I don’t think any writer gets jaded about them, no matter how many books they’ve published. There’s … Continue reading

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