I'd like to welcome Martha Rogers today. And because it is Valentines Day, I wanted to mention that Martha and her husband have been married 51 years! Congratulations Martha!
Martha’s book credits include the novella, Sugar and Grits and A River Walk Christmas, as well as the historical romance series, Winds Across the Prairie. She had also written seven Bible studies, contributed to compilations by Wayne Holmes, Karen O’Conner, and Debbie White Smith. Martha has also written devotionals in several anthologies including recently released Blissfully Blended, Devotionals for Step-moms from Barbour. Martha is currently working on another series, Seasons of the Heart. Book one, Summer Dream, will released in the summer of 2011. Martha sings in the choir at her church and is a co-leader for a First Place 4 Health group. She loves to scrapbook when she has the time. She is a retired teacher and lives in Houston with her husband, Rex where they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and attending football and baseball games when one of them is playing.
Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. I’m sitting at my computer in my office wearing corduroy pants and a turtleneck knit top.
What is your favorite time period to write in? Late morning, early afternoon. I am a night person, so sometimes I get in good writing after 11 PM, but hardly ever before 10 AM.
If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why? That’s easy. I’ve always wanted to be Jo March from Little Women. I used to daydream that I was her and I had my own little place to write. I even have a Drake Gallery Jo Doll designed by our own Wendy Lawton.
Are you or any close family members in the characters personalities? My personality always come through in some character in my books. I’ve also used the personalities of my grandchildren and sister.
What do you think is the most interesting/beautiful natural wonder in OUR country? (example the redwood forest, sunrise at the beach in Charleston) Yellowstone National Park is the place of spectacular views and landscape. I loved it when we were there one June for a week. The Rocky Mountains are a close second if not in a tie. But I can’t forget the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Appalachians or even the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Then again the Alps in Switzerland and Italy are magnificent. All have their own unique beauty and show how creative God was in designing this planet.
If you could live in any time period when and where would that be and why? I would love to have lived at the turn of the 19th century. I love reading and writing about that time from 1895 to 1910. So much was happening that was exciting, and God was still an important part of society. True, some things weren’t so good, and many of the conveniences of today didn’t exist, but if I didn’t know about them, how would I miss them?
If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and why? I want to go back to Austria and Switzerland. The quaint towns, the beautiful scenery, the ease of getting around all beckon me to come back and spend more time. I spent two weeks touring Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and saw so much that I want to go back and look again.
If you could meet any person alive or dead who would that be and why? (excluding the Lord) One person I’d like to meet and chat with is Laura Bush. Her work with books and literacy for children is so important, and I’d like to discuss that work with her and how all of us can help more children want to read rather than playing computer games all the time.
At age twenty-six, Caroline Frankston is certain life is passing her by in the town of Barton Creek. Her feelings for Matthew Haynes appear unrequited, so she decides the time has come for her to move to the big city for a fresh start.
Once in Oklahoma City, Caroline is fascinated by the many opportunities there and begins moving on with her life. As time passes, Matt realizes his true feelings for her and plans to tell her on her next trip home. When Caroline goes missing after her train is in an accident, Matt sets out in search of her, wondering if any chance of spending his life with Caroline has disappeared.
Book four in the Winds Across the Prairie series brings you back to the town of Barton Creek, providing a glimpse into everyday life at a time when Oklahoma was drawing homesteaders to its territory before the days of statehood.
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