Ahoy and welcome aboard the Hi-Ho Silver Threading! Arrgh Matey! Glad you could make it today to meet my friend and author, Peggy Bartlett. I managed to hold her hostage here for a bit, so that we could learn more about her new book, “Demons & Pearls,” which was released on April 14, 2015!
“Had I known the repercussions of murdering the captain of a pirate ship, I may have taken the time necessary to rethink the act. As if I’ve ever had a choice that didn’t involve a fight or at the very least, defending myself against some man, hell-bent on destroying me or my kin.”
Peggy tells us about “Demons & Pearls:” “All we wanted was our freedom. All we found were demons disguised as men. A woman pirate needs friends, big strong male friends, to survive in this unforgiving land of thieves and murderers—at least until she gets on her feet. Of course, trying to find one person you can trust is like finding an oyster with a perfect pearl in it—you have to break a few shells and get your hands dirty. We were lucky. I found the biggest, baddest, and most honorable man in the Caribbean and he just happened to be in the pearl business.”
Peggy is the author of “Fire Flies,” “Hope from the Ocean,” and “The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge.” Check out this page to see book excerpts and video clips from her novels. She writes historical fiction, paranormal romance, adventure, and romance. Peggy writes about what interests her. In addition, she is an avid reader too! Click here to visit her blog and learn more about her novels.
I am really excited about this new book that Peggy has written. It sounds electrifying! Plus, it has all the exciting adventure (I love Pirates!) I look for in a historical romance novel. Sun, sea, sand, and pirates! What more could a girl ask for? Did I forget to mention buried treasure and pearls! You can find the book here on Amazon and Goodreads.
Once I got Peggy subdued, I managed to ask her some questions about her new novel. We just had too much fun!
Peggy, what was your inspiration for your new book, “Demon’s and Pearls?”
I’ve dubbed myself the backwards writer. Now, to explain that I’ll say that twice, I’ve written a book with the intention of continuing forward with the story and ended up wondering why the characters ended up in that situation. So, again with this book, I went backwards in time instead of forward. I began wondering how these four girls became pirates in the first place and the rest is now the real book one.
Is there a specific message that you want your readers to get from this new novel?
As with all of my novels so far, I just want the reader to take away whatever part or parts of the story that moves them. The only message I feel should carry on after the book is read is that women are strong and independent, but we are also deep and loving, as well as protective. Women can do anything they set their minds to.
What was the hardest part about writing your latest book?
Finding time to write. My life is insanely busy most of the time and while I’m writing, I don’t get much sleep.
What advice can you give other aspiring authors?
Besides making time to write, start building your relationships before you even start your first novel. The best place to start is through social media. Follow, friend, stalk or whatever other authors who are getting it done. Do your research. Don’t set limits for yourself when it comes to publishing either. I have worked with a publisher for two years and this is my first completely self-published book. In the future, I may decide to try traditional publishing but do your homework on all counts. Then, write your heart out.
Peggy was born on Valentine’s Day a long, a long time ago in South Baltimore, Maryland, less than a mile from Fort McHenry and Federal Hill. She says she is a very simple person. She loves her life and she is always striving to make it better for herself and her family.
Peggy says, “I write, I draw, and I still work full-time. I’ve been married for 20 years and together we have two sons, a daughter, three beautiful granddaughters and a ten year old Maine Coon cat named Columbus.”
Peggy is a multifaceted author. She dedicates much of her time to Lit World Interviews helping other authors. As an example, here is a video of Peggy teaching other authors how to use text to speech to edit their manuscripts. Please click on the link below:
Thanks for stopping by to meet Peggy Bartlett. Don’t forget to check out her new book, “Demons & Pearls.” As you can see Peggy and I are busy with her book sales, although you can always find her on social media!
Amazon: Hope From the Ocean
Amazon: The Blue Diamond
Fireflies Trailer: http://youtu.be/TlsIZ2vSpDw
The Blue Diamond Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozCTlg4wg6k