Thursday, January 17, 2008

At Romance Junkies

Margaret can't blog today so I thought it would be fun to blog about her. Yesterday I mentioned she was an athlete. She belongs to a hiking group that spends weekends walking in England's scenic Lake District. Once she sent me a postcard from Haworth which is "Jane Eyre" country and breathtakingly beautiful in a brooding way. Another time the postcard was of the Coniston Water and the beautiful valley that surrounds it.

I have a collection of post cards that I treasure so imagine how excited I was to find even more pictures of Margaret's hikes at http://www.romancejunkies.com/spotlightsmargaretblake.html

A few months back there was an author spotlight done of her at Romance Junkies and it included photos of Margaret in her leather boots and some of the places where she hikes. There's also a photo of the town where she lives and of her Cat, Eddie. And if you read the interview his name is explained. You'll also find out about some of her other hobbies.

William Wordsworth was another Lake District rambler. So I suspect that beautiful terrain inspires and I bet parts of Margaret's novels are composed on those long walks.

3 comments:

Sarita said...

Kathy,

What a fabulous post! I learned so much about Margaret in your "talking" about her, thank you! Such an interesting lady she is. :)

I, too, collect post cards. I keep them in a special box on a side table and every so often (quite frequently, actually) I take them out and look at them. One of my favorites is one my grandfather sent me the year I was born. He was a wonderful man and the picture of a fawn, with the familiar handwriting on the back and the ridiculously low-cost postage stamp in the corner, always makes me smile.

Love this post. Love it that you were kind enough to pinch hit for Margaret. You're a true friend to all of us. Thank you.

Big hugs,
Sarita

margaret blake said...

Thank you, Kathy, for posting for me and more especially about me. I really appreciate your coming to my rescue.

Blessings, Margaret.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, ladies.