Interview with Margery Scott

Please help me welcome Margery Scott to my blog today. Margery is giving away a ecopy of her book to one lucky commentor, so be sure and leave her a comment.

Cade_200x300_72dpi_2Tell us about your current series.
I’m working on The Morgans of Rocky Ridge, a trilogy of novellas about three men who live and love in Rocky Ridge, Colorado in the 1860’s. Cade, the hero of the first novella, is a law-abiding man who goes against his beliefs to protect the woman he’s always loved. Trey (the hero of book #2), is a gambler, a happy-go-lucky ladies’ man until meets his match in Maura, the woman who owns the other half of a saloon he’s won. And Zane (the hero of book #3), is the bounty hunter who disovers there’s something to be said for a sitting by a warm fire with the woman he loves instead of sleeping on the ground and chasing outlaws.

What is your favorite part of writing?
Plotting/outling. The ‘what-if’. I love coming up with the intial idea and brainstorming the twists and turns of the plot so my characters can have their happy ending. Two of my favorite words are “and then …”

What is your least favorite part of writing?
Revision. Ugh! I’ll do most anything rather than revise, which means I revise as I go. It does make the writing go a little slower, but I don’t often have any major revisions. A read-through to tweak and polish, and I’m usually done.

What is your typical day like?
I’m a morning person, so I’m usually at the computer with my first cup of tea by six am at the latest. I check email, Facebook and Twitter, and take a look at my calendar. Without my to-do list and my calendar, I’d be lost. Then I open my file and get to work until hubby gets up. I stop and have breakfast with him, then go back to work until lunch. After lunch, I putter, take care of errands, housework, etc., checking email off and on for the rest of the afternoon. After dinner, I usually have my laptop in front of the TV. I make notes on what I want to do the next day, take care of the “business” end of writing, writing blog posts, arranging promo, etc. By then, I don’t have an ounce of creativity left in me and I’m ready to call it a day.

What genres are you drawn to as a reader?
Of course, I do love historicals, particularly westerns, early medieval and Scottish (since that is my background). Yet most of the time, I find myself reading mainstream suspense/thrillers. I love being scared, as long as the threat isn’t real 

What are you currently working on?
Right now, I’m working on Trey’s story (book #2 of The Morgans of Rocky Ridge) as well as outlining the first of a series of full-length historicals set in the fictional town of Calico Creek, Texas. Trey’s story should be available at the end of March, and the first Calico Creek book by mid-summer.

Do you have a view in your writing space? What does your space look like?
I’m lucky enough to live right on a lake, so when I’m not feeling particularly creative in my office (which has no view at all), I take my laptop, curl up on a chair in the solarium that’s surrounded by windows and overlooks the water. There’s something about watching water that’s almost hypnotic to me. My internal editor doesn’t like water  so she leaves and lets the creative side of my brain have control for a while.


Although Margery was born in the Scottish Lowlands, she now divides her time between her home on a lake in Canada and a small house in central Florida.
To Margery, writing in only one genre is like eating only one kind of candy. Boring. A late bloomer, Margery didn’t start writing until she found herself with an empty nest, some free time, and an old standard typewriter her father found somewhere she’d rather not think about. She still has the empty nest on a lake far away from the city, but the typewriter has been replaced by a computer and free time is a thing of the past. Margery writes all across the genre board as the muse and the mood hit her, but these days she tends to stick to either historical romance or romantic suspense. When she’s not writing or traveling in search of the perfect setting for her next novel, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue.


When revenge leads Cade Morgan to hold up a stagecoach and kidnap his childhood friend, Isabella Morrow, he discovers his feelings for her are stronger than ever. He suspects Bella feels the same way, so why is she intent on marrying another man? And what kind of future can he offer her now that he’s wanted by the law?

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13 thoughts on “Interview with Margery Scott

  1. I read Cade too, and LOVED it! I can’t wait for Trey’s story, can you write faster, lol. Thank you for giving your readers so many wonderful stories to read, you are one talented lady!

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