Thursday, August 15, 2013



My latest novel Under a Grecian Moon, was published last week. This is a traditional romance - and don't you just love the cover - telling the story of Lander Drakos and Evie, two lovers who were parted in very sad circumstances. They meet again only they are haunted by what happened in the past and of course there is a child, Helena, who must be protected at all costs.

I had a very nice interview in the local paper. The journalist who is super, always puts my age, he must keep accurate records because he always gets it right and moves the years on! It had me wondering, how do readers feel about a writer's age, does it put them off reading the novel?
If they are a nineteen something would they think they do not want to read anything by someone who is 60 plus, and vice-versa does a 50 year old think they will pass on a book by a l7 year old?
It could be it happens. What do you think?

Under a Grecian Moon
Published by www.whiskeycreekpress.com

available in print and as an e-book from the publisher and
www.Amazon.com

11 comments:

Paula Martin said...

Good question, Margaret, and one I hadn't thought about before. Personally, I don't care about the author's age as long as the story appeal to me (and is well written). However, you've made me wonder if other people are influenced by an author's age.

jrlindermuth said...

I'm sure there are people who do consider age--as well as sex, race and other factors which have nothing to do with quality of the product. Fools abound. I agree with Paula--it's the story that counts, not these other issues.
By the way, I just read Ruth Rendell in her mid-80s has no intention of retiring. I, for one, am pleased to hear that.

margaret blake said...

Yes John I saw that. Wonderful. I don't care about how old someone is either Paula and John but suspect that some people do!

Feather Stone said...

My pubisher advised that my photo on my book's back cover had to be accurate - recent. I was told that if I was to do book signings and I looked very different from the photo on the book, they'd be a bit put off. I think that if I was writing a erotic romance novel and people new I was ancient, they'd be less incined to buy the book. After all, what does an old lady know about sex, LOL.

margaret blake said...

Ha Ha, Heather, yes I agree with what you say; young people think we golden oldies know nothing about sex.
I think you are right about your photo too. Mine is pretty accurate, although taken about 3 years ago. Thanks for your comment.

margaret blake said...

Doh, apologies - Feather!

Cara Cooper said...

I don't think age matters a jot and in some cases it can be a real positive. On hearing of the very sad death of Elmore Leonard I was so struck by the wonderful photos of him with his grizzled, experienced face and smoking fag in hand it attracted me more to his books. He looked like an old style reporter!

margaret blake said...

Oh Cara, you make my heart sing!

Leigh said...

What a good question. I don't think I have ever considered a writer's age when reading. I'll have to pay more attention and see if it makes a difference when I'm reading.

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