Sunday, November 20, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway with Margaret Millmore

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Margaret Millmore, author of Doppelganger Experiment. She is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of hes book, Doppelganger Experiment, a suspenseful adventure about a woman waking up from a coma with no memory of her recent past and when the memories begin to come back she finds herself in more danger than she can bargain with. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn on November 27th and we will forward each winner a copy of Doppelganger Experiment in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate and your email address so we may contact you as a winner!
Thank you, Margaret, for participating in this interview and giveaway! I'm sure your fans would love to hear more about you!

Margaret, tell us your latest news.

I’ve recently started a Featured Authors page on my website, it’s my hope to promote other authors (by featuring them and promoting them on various social media sites) and in turn they’ll say a good word about my work. It’s a tough world out there as a new author and my goal is to help get the word out for everyone.

When and why did you begin writing?

I’ve always had an active imagination and constantly told myself stories that I made up in my head. When the opportunity came up for me to dedicate some time to writing, well I grabbed at it, or should I say it ‘grabbed’ me.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Traveling and reading.

What inspired you to write your first book?  

It was a little over three years ago, a very heated game of Risk was going on between my husband, my brother and a good friend. These games tended to go on for days at a time and the banter between them is always entertaining. I started thinking about the dynamics of close friendships and for some reason that started me thinking about a story (for me it just takes the littlest spark).  That was how my first book came to be, it was more of a trial run to see if I could and wanted to write. Although it remains unpublished, it made me realize that all the stories I’d been making up since childhood needed to come out, and so it began….

What do you think makes a good story?

You have to engage the reader and keep them engaged with interesting characters, constant twists and turns and surprise them at the end. When someone tells me they were up all night reading a great book or it made them late for work, I usually run out and get that book.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

Much like I said in number 5, I want them to feel that they couldn’t put the book down, that I kept them interested and anxious to know what happens next. I also want to take them on a journey, one that attaches them to the characters and makes them care about the outcome. But almost as important, I want to entertain them.

What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?  

Jane is my protagonist in Doppelganger Experiment and my favorite. I wanted to make her a strong, pragmatic person, who was faced with an impossible situation, but uses her positive and practical sensibilities to get through it, and of course she had to show a little vulnerability too (after all, no one is that strong….). I think we all want to be a little like that.

What influences your creativity of your characters?

The story writes the characters. When an idea hits me, the next thing is the main character or characters, and they come to be because the story needs them, their personalities, talents, lifestyles, all of that is part of what makes a novel work.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m not too far along, so there isn’t much to tell. But it will be a thriller, it will be based in San Francisco and other that, I can’t say too much at this point.

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?

I’d like to find some time to work on my first manuscript, to clean it up, make some changes and see what shakes out of it. In the long run, I want to write more books and entertain as many people as I can.

Thank you, Margaret, for sharing with  us today. Remember to leave a comment to enter and your email address so that we man contact you if you've won! Good Luck!

Congratulations to Margaret and Stinsonbooks! You are our winners of Doppelganger Experiment!


  1. This sounds like quite a story! Thank you for the giveaway!


  2. Margaret, your comment " I want them to feel that they couldn’t put the book down, that I kept them interested and anxious to know what happens next" is what a great novel is all about! Much success to you in your career!

  3. Sounds like my kind of adventure. Amazon has the paperback and the e-version. Could not stop reading the excerpt, read it through - and want the rest.

    Which means if this contest doesn't end soon, I won't need to win a second copy.

    Good work!

  4. Sounds like an interesting story, looking forward to reading it.