Marguerite Madden


Marguerite, born August 19, 1975 in Midland, Texas, is the author of Once Upon a Western Way and Keeping a Backyard Horse. She is called Markie by family and friends. She grew up in Michigan, where she began to write stories when she was a teenager. She married in 1994 and now has 2 teenage daughters. She has 3 rescue dogs and a horse whom she enjoys spending time with. She now resides in a small country town in Missouri, where she continues to write. She is also a cancer survivor, battling leukemia (AML) in 2013-2014. She hopes that her newest book, Keeping a Backyard Horse, will help prevent accidental mistreatment of horses, and help educate horse owners in taking care of their horse even on a budget. She raised and trained her horse Athena.
Her three books Once Upon a Western Way, Keeping a Backyard Horse, and My Butterfly Cancer are all available in print and for e-readers (My Butterfly Cancer is currently a Kindle exclusive), and she can also be found on

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I like to spend time with my family. This includes three dogs and my horse, Athena.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the e books I read come from authors I'm already reading in paper print. Especially after I moved to a very small town with little options for buying paper books.
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Smashwords book reviews by Marguerite Madden

  • Veiled Eyes on May 01, 2012

    I loved this book! It was a wonderful read. Excellent premise from the beginning, and the plot just kept twisting and kept the reader guessing! Would like to see more from these characters. Awesome job!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Oct. 28, 2014

    This style guide was a complete blessing for me! It was so easy to get my formatting correct that my first book passed on the first try! And I knew next to nothing about Word! But I'd really like to see an updated edition: Word 2007 is impossible to find and Office 365 which I'm using now is very different! Nice job!