Interview with Marguret F Boe

Describe your desk
I'm like most writers, it has 'matured' over time.
As of now, my desk is a 3'x4' table. The computer and printer are close at hand. There is one small pile of papers on one corner that I work with constantly.
Every since I saw lateral file cabinets years ago, I've wanted one. I now have 2 big ones and a little one for photographs.
When did you first start writing?
Writing wasn't as important to me as reading. When I found the National Geographic in my 6th Grade library, I was fascinated by the authors that wrote for them. The section was small, and I had read all of them by the end of the school year.
In 7th Grade, I fell in love with Walter Farley's, "Black Stallion" series. He inspired me to try writing stories of my own.
What type of stories do you like to write?
Over the years, my writing has changed. My 2 children liked the animal stories I wrote for them. I've edited them and they are slowly being posted to my Blog.
I was a correspondent for two newspapers, in Idaho. One for local news, the other for agriculture, for an out of state newspaper.
I started writing fantasy for my kids and when they were grown, I wrote for myself. I liked the freedom of writing fantasy.
When I meet my second husband, the romance and paranormal began.
I've pretty much stayed with romance, paranormal and westerns. All of them are challenge for me to write.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm a dreamer and I live on hope.
The people I write about, show the same struggles as I do, only they achieve their dreams and find their hope, faster than I do.
Who are your favorite authors?
Walter Farley's, "Black Stallion" series.
J.R.R. Tolkien's, "The Hobbit" series.
Harper Lee's, "To Kill a Mocking Bird".
Zane Grey
Max Brand
Dean Koontz
Stephen King
H.G. Wells
And several others.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It is fulfilling to see my work in front of the public. I'm like all writers, I spend hours working on a story to make sure it is worth reading.
Then, I had difficulty trying to get the short story printed. There was always a 'something' wrong with my submission. There was no rhyme or reason from one publisher to the next.
Got tired of rejection slips.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My inspiration, is knowing I can write now, even if it isn't for very long.
Since July 2018, I've undertaken a huge challenge. I'm writing a paranormal romance that I hope will be around 20,000 words or more.
I have no idea how long this is going to take, but I'm enjoying the challenge.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
iTune Books from Apple, Smashwords and BookBub, have helped me select many titles.
When I can read, I do so.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I started with the original iPad. I've upgraded to iPad Air.
Some time, I will upgrade again.
What do you read for pleasure?
Over the last 5-6 years, I am now downloading digital books. They range from fantasy, paranormal, westerns and romance. I have combinations of all of these.
Because of having to move occasionally, I've found digital is a lot simpler. I won't get rid of my hardback library, but I still dream of having a home that I can spread out and set the library up.
Published 2018-10-29.
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Books by This Author

Trapped After Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
As teenagers, Dave and Stashia had told each other many secrets. When Dave disappeared from school, a lot of reasons were gossiped about. Time passed after his release and Dave found himself the owner of the JC Farm. Danny's, Dad, Jared, willed it to Dave, when Danny disappeared. Now twelve years later, Stashia still wants Dave in her life, but he won't commit, because of his past and Danny.
Pay Back's Are A Bitch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Never underestimate a small woman! Terri lives in fear of a Supervisor with a warped sense of humor. His idea of fun, is harassment. At the sight of him approaching her, she gets physically ill. It takes weeks of abuse for her to find her Other Side.
Cole - Finding Trouble
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: American English. Published: May 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Adult
After escaping from Apaches, Micah feels nothing. She is lost inside herself, till Cole's quiet presence makes her realize, he is in danger, because of her. Cole is attracted to the woman who does not speak in the beginning or seem to know he is there by her side. He feels guilty for the thoughts and feelings going through his mind and body.
Mind Mates
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,900. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Animals know there's something strange about them and they fear Adrian and his Valet. For over a year, Adrian has felt a woman thousands of miles away, when he connects with her mind. Their bond is stronger than he's ever felt in the hundreds of years he's lived. He also know that she is keeping a small part of herself, from him.
Sometimes You Have To Gamble
Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nick was someone she hadn't thought to find. From the time she was in the bus depot, she had been listening to him behind a line of people. She had never been drawn to a man from the sound of his voice. Teckla couldn't explain the feeling of knowing him, but her failed marriage stood in her way. Did she want to gamble with her heart again?
Gray One - Loss of a World
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The timber wolves find man has invaded their domain. As they fade farther into their wilderness, they met two different kinds of men that defines the species. The grizzly they encounter, is the only thing normal in their world.
Neon Insomnia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,470. Language: American English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the beginning, the sounds and smells were pleasant. When they lead to someone, she felt fear. Then he helps her feel something that she's always wanted in her life. Her former boyfriend, can't accept the so-called relationship. His hope of winning her back, becomes a problem, she can't handle alone.