Welcome! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Maggie
Nash for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer some
questions for Coffee Time Romance. Today we are asking Maggie
about her book Crash And Burn and to find out about some of her
We are here today talking with Maggie Nash. On behalf of
everyone here, I want to say thank you for taking time out of your
busy schedule to talk with us.
Maggie your first book was released in October called Crash and
Burn. What was the first thing you did when you found out
something you wrote was going to be published?
I’d just gotten out of bed on a Sunday morning and read it in an
email. I think I gasped so loudly that I woke my son up! I then
preceded to spend the next three hours emailing an phoning
everyone I know. I never did get that cup of tea I was on my way
to make. <g>
Can you tell our readers a little about Crash and Burn?
Crash and Burn is a contemporary romantic suspense set in and around Sydney, Australia.
Here’s a short blurb: A survivor of a horrific train crash, Beth Hamilton has no memory of
the circumstances leading up to the accident. A federal agent, Daniel Wyatt has sworn to
keep Beth safe, but everywhere they turn the bad guys seem to find them.
How did you come up with the idea of using a train to bring Beth and Daniel together?
I’ve always loved the old Hitchcock Movies and several of them took place on trains. It
just seemed like a good setting for tension, with the enclosed space and the potential for
Maggie can you tell us what was the hardest put about writing Crash and Burn?
Apart from never having written the steamy level of the sex scenes before, I think the
most difficult part in the early days of writing it was believing in myself enough to finish
it. I’m glad I persevered because it was definitely worth it.
What is your favorite part about writing?
I love learning getting to know the characters and losing myself in their stories. They
become really great friends and I miss them when I’m not writing.
What is a typical writing day for you?
I deal with emails in the mornings before I go to work, and then in the evening after dinner
I sit down and spend a few hours tapping away. On my days off work, I use my kitchen
timer for 30 minute intervals of writing throughout the day in between household chores
and being a taxi driver for my sons..
What do you like readers to take away from reading your work?
I’d like them to remember the excitement of the suspense, the emotion of the developing
relationship, and the “ahhhh” as the heroine and hero realize they are made for each other.
What was the last book you read?
“Warrior’s Pledge” by Kara Griffin
What is your favorite type of genre to read? Who is among your favorite authors?
My taste is very eclectic. Obviously I love romantic suspense, but I also enjoy paranormal
romance, and historicals and contemporaries…and fantasy…oh, lots !
I’ve probably been influenced the most by Iris Johansen, Elisabeth Lowell , Julie Garwood
and Carla Neggers. For enjoyment I read Christine Feehan, Angela Knight, Cynnara
Tregarth, Therese MacFarland and so many I couldn’t possibly list them all.
What are some of the things you like to do when not writing?
Reading and sleeping, and sleeping and reading.
What is you favorite confection?
Maggie can you tell us about the group you are involved with called “Behind the Muses”?
Behind the muses is a group of 11 authors brought together by a love of writing, and a
passion for mischief. Apart from having fun and creating havoc on our yahoo group, we’re
each writing a story about our muse to be compiled as three anthologies. My muse is
Terpsichore, the muse of dance. The Behind the Muses web site is at http://www.behindthemuses.com
What is your web site address?
http://www.maggienash.com and the Behind the Muses is at http://www.behindthemuses.
Thank you again Maggie for taking the time to answer my questions. We here a Coffee
Time Romance wish you much success. I can say with all honestly that I will be watching
for your future books.
Coffee Time Romance