Blog Tour | Promised Lies #QandA #Giveaway

Welcome to my stop for the tour for Promised Lies! Today I have a really interesting Q and A with author Marguerite Ashton, we’ll be talking a bit about her writing habits and influences, before that though here is what her book is all about…

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Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate. Her sister, Celine, was murdered, her parents are on the verge of divorce, and after a whirlwind romance, she married a man she barely knows.

When the bodies of two young women are found, it is clear that the killer is the same person who murdered her sister, Lily sets out to find out who that is.

As the investigation comes to life, Lily realises that all is not as it seems in her life, who can she actually trust and who is she?

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Thanks to Marguerite for taking some time to answer some questions for me, we’ll dive straight in…

Is writing something that came naturally to you or did you attend courses to help you develop that creative side?

Nine years ago, I decided to take my writing seriously and do all that I could to hone my craft while creating stories that hopefully would one day find an audience who enjoyed my characters and their world. So, in 2012, I decided to hire a writing mentor and attend writers’ conferences.

What books or authors inspired your writing journey?

David Baldacci. His story helped remind me that success can come with persistence and continual improvement.

I have to say I am also a David Baldacci fan, his books are always a good read.

How does it feel to knowing that your books inspire both readers and other aspiring authors?

Knowing that my writing had that impact on someone is both humbling and honouring. I can only hope that I continue to improve while keeping my fictional worlds entertaining. 

Do you have any writing rituals and if you do what are they?

I really don’t have any. I’m a mom with lots of organized chaos to handle. There isn’t time for rituals currently.

If you could have written any literary character, who would it be and why?

Nancy Drew, she was the first character who touched my life and gave me the idea of finding the truth when things don’t seem right.

Within your genre, is there a subject that you would never write about? What would it be and why?

I have a personal problem with people who hurt children. Sexual predators who prey on children I have a problem with, my choice in writing is to not glorify or give credence to their actors. I don’t wish to offer copy cats any ideas.


So if getting to know a little bit more about Marguerite and reading that blurb was enough to pique your interest then you’ll be glad to hear that there is a tour wide giveaway for you to win…

 one of two eBooks of Promised Lies

If you want to find out more about the book then be sure to keep up with the tour at it’s different stops

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When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

A member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible. She can be found on her website,  Twitter and Facebook.


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