Friday, February 13, 2009

Fortuitous Beginnings

Welcome, all, to my first ever blog!

For those of you who know me already, hello! For those of you who don't, welcome, and allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Margaret Mater. I am a first time author whose debut novel, "What Might Have Been," is in in the final stages and preparing for release. It is a romance novel with a twist: how would you adjust if you were accidentally sent back in time? Would you fit right in, go galavanting and exploring without recourse? Or would you realize that the space time continuum is a delicate thing, that your presence is a violation, and interfering in anything could cause drastic changes?

Well, that's a small sample of what my book is about. I am trying to offer an alternative vision of how a modern woman would behave when faced with a time completely different from her own, and that she has to face the regular trials of survival just like everyone else.

Before I get too deep into my book, allow me to share a little about myself. I'm 29, I live in Arizona with my husband, four year old son, and two psychotic cats, one of whom thinks he's a pigeon and the other thinks she is the boss. We've been here for about a year and a half. We both originated in Kansas. My husband, Chris, was actually my boss about 10 years ago, though we never started dating till about 3 years ago.

I was actually born and raised in Moundridge, and then Newton, both small towns where everybody knows your name. I grew up with my dad, Bob, mom Celia, older sister Mary, and younger brother Mike. We have always had cats, which my dad always lamented.

I love books. Have always been an avid reader. I've been writing since grade school, and have kept it up over the years. Some of my favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, Laurell K. Hamilton, Julie Kramer, Stephenie Meyer, and many more.

So that is a bit about me. I will introduce a little more of myself at a time, and share more on my book. I am so excited about it, and I hope everyone will get excited too!

Until later,


  1. I'm excited to see what you have come up with and cannot wait until it hits the shelves. Until then!

  2. Welcome to Blogger! It will be fun to keep up with what's going on with you.

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  4. I'm really looking forward to the book Margaret. I've had several friends make inquiries and now I can point them to your blog for updates.