Hi Tess, welcome to Café Cala,
I’m delighted to have you visit Café Cala. I’m looking forward to reading Love at First Flight. I’ve been making chocolate brownies this morning. Would you like tea or coffee with yours?
I’m a green tea addict thanks, Maggie, so I’d love a cuppa to go with your yummy-scrummy brownies.
1 Where did you get the idea for Love at First Flight?
It actually came to me out of nowhere in an almost dream-like sequence – quite the eerie experience! I hadn’t considered the idea of ever writing but suddenly felt compelled to write the scene that revealed itself to me and the whole book came from there.
2 What have you found most rewarding about your writing?
The connection with readers who my story has resonated with has been incredibly special. It’s been an unexpected but magical part of the experience and I cherish those connections.
3 How did you start writing?
I literally sat with pen and paper and wrote a book! I hadn’t written a single thing before then.
4 What would you say has helped you most?
As far as my writing goes, I think the people who had input into the story were the ones who helped me grow the most and shape my story-telling. Meredith Whitford my manuscript assessor, Jacinta di Mase my literary agent, Di Blacklock my structural editor and Maddie James my copy editor. I learnt so much from each of these amazing ladies.
5 What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve actually just finished my second novel, Beautiful Messy Love, which is the sequel to Love at First Flight.
6 What advice would you offer aspiring writers?
My advice is forget everything you’ve been told by anyone and write the story you want to write the way you want to write it. There is WAY too much readily consumed information for writers these days and I think a true writer writes from the soul, not from stuff they read on Google or Facebook so shut it all down, lock yourself away and write!
7 Which authors do you enjoy reading?
My favourite authors are Maeve Binchy, Marian Keyes, Rosamunde Pilcher, Adriana Trigiani – all write warm stories of the heart that aren’t predictable and I love that. Lately I’m enjoying Aussie authors like the brilliant Jenn J McLeod, Deborah Disney, Sara Foster, Kylie Kaden and Lily Malone to name a few.
Thanks so much Maggie for a lovely interview xx
Love at First Flight:
What if you met the love of your life and he wasn’t your husband? An AusRom Today People’s Choice Award winner that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty, viewers of Offspring, The Good Wife and movies like Up in the Air.
Mel is living the dream. She’s a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, her picture-perfect life unravels. Seated on the plane she meets Matt, and for the first time ever she falls in love.
What begins as a flirty conversation quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with consequences that neither Mel nor Matt seems capable of facing. As the fallout touches friends and family, Mel’s dream romance turns into a nightmare. She learns that there are some wounds that never heal and some scars that you wouldn’t do without.
LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT will take everything you believe about what true love is and spin it on its head.
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