"A new witty voice in contemporary romance. Maggie McGinnis is gonna make you smile."
~~ Christie Craig, NY Times Bestselling Author

“Maggie McGinnis comes out of the chute with a force, grabs your emotions and gets a death hold on your attention through to the last page,
where you sigh and wish there was one more chapter.”
~~ Carolyn Brown, NY Times bestselling author

“Heartwarming and sweet, Maggie McGinnis is definitely an author to watch!”
~~ Tina Leonard, USA Today bestselling author

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Maggie McGinnis


Maggie McGinnis is a USA Today® Bestselling author  and Golden Heart® Finalist who writes humorous contemporary romance and cozy mysteries.

Her heroines are smart and sassy, and her heroes are ju-ust right ... but only if they find the right gals!

She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and is agented by the fabulous Courtney Miller-Callihan of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

Maggie's Whisper Creek series is published by Random House Loveswept®, and her upcoming Echo Lake series will be published by St. Martin's Press.

Want to connect? Great!! You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook. Thus far she's avoided Pinterest because she knows herself, and there is no coming back from that place.

Stop in, poke around, and make yourself at home. She's so glad you came!

Did you know it's Read-a Romance Month?

It is! All through the month of August, romance authors will be celebrating our genre with info, fun, and giveaways! Check out the Read-a-Romance Month website for full details. In the meantime, the fabulous Laura Moore tagged me to answer some fun questions:

Describe the most daring, adventurous or inspiring thing you ever did:

Oh, boy. The pressure! I'm pretty sure teaching junior high was all of those things ... at the same time!

Tell us about your journey to becoming a writer. (How did you decide to get started? Did you always know or was there a specific moment when you knew?)

I taught writing for years, but didn't actually start my own books until I left my teaching job and was home wrangling infant twins. Sleep-deprived and in search of sanity, I decided to give fiction a try. At least then I'd have some control over my world ... albeit a pretend one!

Tell us about The (or A) Book That Changed Your Life

There are just too, too many to list! John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath shook my teenaged, entitled  middle-class self to the core, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings taught me about courage, Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends gave me new appreciation for accessible poetry, and a whole host of romance writers made me realize that creating happily-ever-afters in a world sometimes lacking them is a beautiful, proud, worthwhile mission.

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Exciting News!!

More Whisper Creek Romance Coming Your Way: A Cowboy's Christmas Promise Releases November 18th!

The second book in the Whisper Creek series, A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS PROMISE, will be released on November 18 by Random House Loveswept®! This book is Hayley's story, and is available for pre-order on all major sites. Check out the  Books page for a description!

Book 3, COWBOY'S LAST FIRST DANCE, will be released in May 2015!

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More Fun News!!

Accidental Cowgirl is a USA Today® Bestseller!

Maggie's thrilled to report that her debut contemporary romance, ACCIDENTAL COWGIRL, hit the USA Today® list!!! 

This is the first book in the Whisper Creek series, and is now available from Random House Loveswept®!

Check out a description on the Books page!

And Even MORE News!!

Maggie has just signed with St. Martin's Press for a new 3-book series set to release in 2015-2016!

The first book in the series, THE ECHO OF WISHES, will be released in the fall of 2015. The second and third in the series will release in 2016. Maggie is UBER-excited to be working with Holly Ingraham and St. Martin's on this exciting new endeavor! 

In the Mood for a Getaway?

ACCIDENTAL COWGIRL and A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS PROMISE are available at major book retailers like these:


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Don't have an e-reader? No problem! Amazon has a Kindle for PC app you can download for free so you can read right on your own computer!

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