Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written and published a total of four books, three of them under a different name than this. Hands on the Wheel is my first erotic romance.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my most recent book is HANDS ON THE WHEEL: A SINFULLY EROTIC TRUCKER ROMANCE, inspired by living and loving here in the Rocky Mountain west. I have always found truckers intriguing and sexy, especially cowboy truckers like my character Hank Werner. Oh, he is lean and lanky and lovely!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write on a laptop, usually in my recliner after I’ve had quite a bit of strong, black coffee.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love great fiction. My favorite novel is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. I am in awe of Harper Lee, and so saddened by her recent death. Other authors who have influenced me are Anne Rice, Anna Quindlen, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, and Norman Maclean.
What are you working on now?
Now there is a good question. I don’t know yet. I have just released this latest book, and am still working hard to promote it.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I like twitter for book promotion. It can be time-consuming, but I like it. I find it amazing how hilarious and clever many twitter users are. It’s fun to read the tweets.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be the best writer you can be. Clean up your copy before self-publishing. Invest in a good editor, it’s worth it! Try to help elevate the quality of self-published books.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I think it’s a famous quote by Thoreau: “Our lives are frittered away by detail. Simplify. Simplify.” This is so true, more now than ever, don’t you think?
What are you reading now?
A corny Nicholas Sparks novel. Ha!
What’s next for you as a writer?
Probably writing another novel under my real name. Then another one under this pen name. I would love to hear from readers if they have ideas for what my characters’ next book adventure should be.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
To Kill a Mockingbird, She’s Come Undone, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and a World Atlas!
Author Websites and Profiles
Margaret Harlowe Amazon Profile