Interview with Maggie Thom

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I think I was born wanting to be a writer. I really don't remember a time that I didn't want to be one. Creating stories is something I've always done. I know as a kid I loved making up mystical, magical places. At some point I guess i just started writing them down.

What genre do you write and why?
I write suspense. Probably the easiest answer is because I like to read it. But you know what? I also love writing it. I love creating all the twists and turns that make a book compelling enough to keep you reading, not wanting to put it down until you finish it.

Tell us about your latest book.
Tainted Waters

He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her...

Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offense to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false. Keegan, who has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book, is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families, who own the land around the lagoon, are dying off. Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed... including them.

"This is a book that will have you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think the story is over, think again." Read Your Writes Book Reviews

What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
I've done book blog tours, radio shows, newspaper interviews, guest blog posts and I host book tours on my blog. I approach others to read and write reviews of my books. And of course I do the social media thing. 

What formats is the book available in?
Ebooks - epub or mobi (kindle)

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I love spending time with my family, hiking in nature, reading, kayaking.

Who are your favourite authors?
I have several - Robert Ludlum, Sandra Brown, Stephen R Donaldson, P.M. Terrell, Dianne Gallagher, Lisa Regan, Victoria Bernadine, David M Brown

What advice do you have for other writers?
Read. Write. These two things will help the most with your writing. Connect with other writers. Learn from other writers. Ask writers and readers to critique what you write. Use the feedback as a guide for what areas you need to learn more in. Take writing courses is also a great way to learn more about the craft of writing.

Maggie Thom
What's your favourite quote about writing/for writers?
“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” 

James A Michener

Mine, for me is:
"You can't read what you haven't written." Maggie Thom

What's the best thing about being a writer?
Being able to spill my thoughts, ideas, feelings, fears, wants, needs, dreams onto paper. The fun of creating whole new adventures, new characters, new places... I get to go on a journey that I'm never quite sure where it's going to take me.

Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
I can be found at:

Anything else you'd like to add?
I also appreciate all of my readers and fans, the best gift you have given me is to let me know how my books have touched you. 

I'm a reader too, so I love hearing about good books from others.



  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today Jo. I really appreciate it. :) Thank you for the interview it was fun.

    1. You're welcome Maggie. All the best with your book.


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