Multi-Author Giveaway Bring on the Fall!

Hello, Readers!

Fall is here and we are looking to stock up that TBR pile for winter!

I have partnered up with Celebrate Lit Publicity to do an amazing giveaway where you can win a spectacular prize of over 50 books or a $500 Amazon gift card to buy books you love to build up that TBR pile!

Be sure to enter Celebrate Lit’s Bring on the Fall Multi-Author Giveaway going on now through October 16.

Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/11771/2nd-annual-bring-on-the-fall-multi-author-giveaway

#BecauseFiction September Edition

Welcome to September’s edition of #Because Fiction with giveaways and interesting articles

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Stop by and read our #BecauseFiction September Historical Edition with featured authors such as Caryl McAdoo, Marguerite Martin Gray, and Liz Tolsma!

(I’m giving away a copy of Wait for Me!)

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A few giveaway reminders!

Don’t forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win one of the novels in my August Giveaway! The deadline is August 31!

Another giveaway is in the Because Fiction magazine. #BecauseFiction Magazine August Issue is here! Check out articles from your favorite Christian authors such as Jennifer Pierce, Liz Tolsma, Marguerite Gray, and Tabitha Bouldin, and enter a bunch of giveaways for some fun prizes!Enjoy!

https://mailchi.mp/75b6733bc49d/becausefiction-magazine-august-editions-giveaways-more-6220122

FYI: My article was not printed in full so here it is:

Average vs. Genius

I am project minded. I function best with a goal and deadline on my calendar at all times. If there is not one, I find one and hit the ground running (or walking), investigating the avenues in order to achieve the results I want.

My father is the same way. He must have a list of projects to accomplish whether creative or physical. His list is as long as mine. The difference? He is a genius. He can handle a variety of things at one time and do a very good job! And before I’ve finished one project, he’s completed five. I try to keep up, but I must not have the brain power or the energy.

My lists include house, garden, work, and writing projects. I’ll share what I have to do for my writing in order to complete anything. If I see all the items on the list and all the different parts to be accomplished, I rebel and not much gets done.

So, here is what I do almost daily:

  1. Reading—I start and end my day with reading beloved fiction by my favorite or new authors. I record all my reading activity on Goodreads and in my reading journal. Each book has its own page where I write the dates and my thoughts.
  2. Reviewing—This is not daily, for it depends on when I finish a book. I review through Celebrate Lit Blog Tours, Amazon, Goodreads, and BookBub.  My stack of print books is very tall! But I also have audible and eBooks. It’s a project of a lifetime.
  3. Researching—Since I mainly write historical fiction, I am constantly researching, not just one or two books or resources but 10-15 or more. I spend three months or so researching before I start the writing project. It gives me ideas and a backdrop for my characters.
  4. Writing—Finally, the words start flowing after I outline and plan my novel. I write with pen and paper, so it can go anywhere with me. After that, I input it on the computer where I immediately start the next stage. My mission is to write every day, even if only 200 words.
  5. Editing—This is an ongoing, constant process that involves more than me. After I edit my finished product, I send it to a professional editor. When he finishes, I put in the corrections. Next, I have two-three Beta readers read for content, grammar, etc., catching all the mistakes my editor and I missed. Also, my publisher has an additional two-three professional edits. Yes, I’m tired during this stage. I seem to always be editing something.

That is a little bit about me and my reading/writing world. Of course, I have to add the house, the garden, work, exercise, and family. If an average IQ can get things done, what can a genius accomplish?

Enter both giveaways soon!

Giveaway August 26-31

I almost let August get away from me. My giveaway this month is Wait for Me and Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller.

Wait for Me is book five in my Revolutionary Faith Series set in Charles Town, 1777-1782. This finale contains all the beloved characters as they face the end of the American Revolution.

Winning Miss Winthrop is book one in the Regency Brides A Promise of Hope series by Carolyn Miller set in 1816 England.

Please leave a comment about what you are reading or plan to read. Or about anything on your mind….

Make sure you respond by August 31!

Multi-author Christmas in July Giveaway

Hello Readers!

It’s Christmas in July! What is more fun than to celebrate with a HUGE giveaway! 

I have partnered up with Celebrate Lit Publicity to do an amazing giveaway where you can win a spectacular prize of over 50 books or a $500 Amazon gift card to buy books you love to hold you over until Christmas!

Be sure to enter Celebrate Lit’s 3rd Annual Christmas in July Multi-Author Giveaway going on now through July 17.

 Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/10d3b/3rd-annual-christmas-in-july

My Book in the Giveaway is Wait for Me!

Goodreads Giveaway–Wait for Me–July 11!

There is still time to enter my goodreads Giveaway at this link:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/326338-wait-for-me/

I’m giving away 10 copies of Wait for Me. I’m a huge fan of Goodreads. If you follow me there you will see all the books that I read and review.

Good luck!

You can also purchase Wait for Me using this link: https://www.amazon.com/Wait-Me-Marguerite-Martin-Gray/dp/195183917X/ref

Freedom Post #5

It’s 1777 and there are battles everywhere. Men from Charles Town are deployed to different parts of the colonies—some join the Swamp Fox, others go north to help General Washington, and some stay close to home guarding the town and their loved ones. Wait for Me centers on the years 1777-1782. It is a very difficult thing to be in a battle facing weapons and uncertain survival.

Yet, when the British choose your town to siege and occupy, survival hits home when fear wraps around scarcity of food, disease, wounded soldiers, dwindling provisions, fire, and the British at every turn voicing insults and accusations.

With the British in charge, the rebel citizens are citizens on parole. “Prisoners able to roam the city, even go to work, but not allowed to meet together to promote their beliefs. Their property should be left unharmed. They could not travel from the city. And Louis knew they would be watched as enemies with the overlord waiting to pounce at any semblance of disloyalty to the terms of surrender.”

How would you have managed as a citizen on parole? Perhaps found a way to meet anyway? Help the wounded anyway? Plan anyway? And pray always.

Multi-author Giveaway–A Garden of Books

Hello Readers!

I know you have heard of a garden of flowers but have you heard of a garden of books? 

I have partnered up with Celebrate Lit Publicity to do an amazing giveaway where you can win a spectacular garden of over 40 books or a $500 Amazon gift card to create your own garden.

 Be sure to enter Celebrate Lit’s  A Garden of Books Multi-Author Giveaway going on now through May 15!

 

I have two books in the Giveaway! Hold Me Close and Wait for Me!

Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/10ab8/a-garden-of-books

Do you see any books you’d like to read? Please share which ones catch your eye.

Because Fiction Magazine and Giveaways

#BecauseFiction March Magazine is here!Check out articles from your favorite Christian authors such as Lena Nelson Dooley, Katherine Scott Jones, Marguerite Gray, and Liz Tolsma, and enter a bunch of giveaways for some fun prizes!Enjoy!

I have an article featured in the Magazine and a giveaway! Please share the link with your friends.

March 2021 Featured Article by Marguerite Gray

The Surprises on Bookshelves

What books are on your bookshelves? How do you organize your books? If I close my eyes, I imagine my ideal personal library: ceiling to floor bookshelves on all walls in a library with a rolling ladder like in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” A true fairytale dream! What surprises I would find there! But even with my shelves I’m surrounded by special, sweet, surprises every day… (read more by following the links)


Link to newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/8e2aecbcc299/becausefiction-magazine-march-editions-giveaways-more-6170906

Link to my article: https://www.becausefiction.com/marguerite-martin-gray/