Interview with Marguerite Ashton

How do you pronounce your name?!
My name is pronounced “mar-gyuh-reet” and it’s French.

I’ve heard many variations and every now and then I’ll hear the “Margarita,” drink joke.

The fun part is when the discussion about my name turns into a topic of its own.
When did you start writing?
I’ve been writing since 2000 as a hobby, but soon realized that I wanted more. I wanted my work to be read.

In 2009, I set out to hone my craft with the hope of writing an awesome story that would entertain my readers. It's my passion to be here for my readers.
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Rewrites! Thanks to my writing mentor, I love them.
Why did you decide to work with a writing mentor?
It was a personal decision based on my desire to succeed in my career as an author.
What keeps you going when you’re running on empty?
My vices are caffeine, jazz and classical music.
What message are you hoping people will gain from reading Burned Bridges?
I’m hoping my readers will feel inspired. I want them to know that no matter how big the challenges are in their lives that there are people around them willing to help if they seek them out.

It’s all about loyalty and friendship.
Tell us about your next book or a work in progress.
Well, I’m currently working one as I finish up another.

My upcoming novel, Led by Lies is the first book in the Lies Series and introduces Detective Lily Blanchette and Evan York. Lily receives her first case as lead and learns that it is linked to her sister’s unsolved death.

Book two in the Crossing Series is my WIP and will be out later this year.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean a lot to me. Without them I wouldn't be Marguerite Ashton and it's because of them that I continue to write.
What led you to pursue “positivity,” as a way to deal with everyday life?
“Living Life to the Fullest With Positivity,” was something I came up with to push me through the hard times of my writing career.

I learned a lesson when I lost my best friend in an automobile accident. One day she was there and the next she was gone.

It was that day that I realized how short life is and promised myself that I would always try to think positive and not focus on the negative.
Is there something that you would like to tell other aspiring indie authors?
Stay focused and give it your ALL.

A ~ Ask questions about yourself and your writing. Make sure this is something you want to do.
L ~ Listen to the answers. Sometimes the reply is not what you’d expect or want to hear.
L ~ Learn from those answers. Then take the appropriate steps to master your art.
Published 2013-08-21.
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