About margarettanner

WHO IS MARGARET TANNER? I have always been a writer from as far back as I can remember. I used to write these pitiful sad little ditties then I moved on to short stories. I was quite successful with short stories, had a few published and won a few contests. One contest win really sticks in my mine. Years ago I entered a competition for a sock company writing about feet. Little feet, big feet, smelly feet any kind of feet and guess who won? I dutifully collected my prize - twenty pairs of socks. Dad and my brother were very happy, so were their feet. I graduated to novel writing and fell in love. Margaret Tanner is a multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically accurate. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty, or cemetery too overgrown. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia. As part of her research she has visited the World War 1 battlefields in France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience. Margaret is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild (MRWG) and EPIC. She won the 2007 and 2009 Author of the Year at AussieAuthors.com. Her novel Frontier Wife won the Best Historical Romance Novel at the 2010 Readers Favorite Award, and another novel, Wild Oats was a 2011 Finalist in the EPIC awards. Margaret is married with three sons and a gorgeous little granddaughter. Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion. Website: http://www.margarettanner.com/ Publishers: The Wild Rose Press. Whiskey Creek Press. Books We Love

Comfort Food – Margaret Tanner

Comfort food what is it? Of course, food that makes you comfortable, happy and content. A reward for doing something well, or a panacea for all the trials and tribulations you have had to put up with? No matter what excuse we use, and I have used them all i.e. if something good has happened to me, I reward myself with chocolate. On the other hand, if something bad has happened to me and I need cheering up, I reward myself with a chocolate.

What is my favourite food you might ask? Well, being a chocaholic, you know what I am going to say –  Chocolate, closely followed by biscuits (or as American’s say, cookies). My hips bear witness to this addiction of mine.

My favourite chocolate is milk chocolate, followed by dark chocolate, (which scientists are now saying is good for you, I could have told them that), and white chocolate. I have to confess I am not a great fan of white chocolate, and as much as it pains me to admit it, I find it too sweet and sickly.

I prefer a plain chocolate bar, but I do enjoy a chocolate bar with peppermint or honeycomb in it.

As authors I am sure we can all relate to this.

 

http://www.margarettanner.com

 

Weed Killer – Margaret Tanner

Hi everyone,

Nothing to do with Western Romance, but I thought I would post it anyway for all those who love their gardens, but don’t like using insecticides. I have tried it and it works.

WEED KILLER:  Put one litre of vinegar in bucket, followed by ½ cup salt and a few squirts of dishwashing liquid. 

 Mix it around, then pour on weeds. They should die within days.

WOMEN BETRAYED SERIES:

Follow the brave women in this series who have overcome betrayal and found men worthy of their love. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

SCARLETT – Book 5

A traumatic childhood delivers Scarlett into the hands of Jake, a ruthless brothel owner. He trains her to become the star attraction of The Black Stetson.

Sent to infuse new life into a floating bordello on the Mississippi River, Scarlett falls in love with the steamboat’s dashing Pilot, Liam. A tragic accident in New Orleans parts the lovers, and Scarlett returns to the Black Stetson, frightened, alone and pregnant. Can she persuade Jake to let her stay? And if so, to what lengths will she have to go to keep Liam’s baby safe?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077XFW1QG/

Merry Christmas from Romance Authors

Hi everyone.

Merry Christmas friends and fellow authors. Hope Santa is generous to you, if you leave your stocking under the Christmas tree. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then enjoy the shopping, good wishes and fun of the festive season.

Thank you all so much for all your support during the year, both Cheryl and I appreciate it.

Australian koala with baby on the back.

 

Comfort Food – Margaret Tanner

Comfort food what is it? Of course, food that makes you comfortable, happy and content. A reward for doing something well, or a panacea for all the trials and tribulations you have had to put up with? No matter what excuse we use, and I have used them all i.e. if something good has happened to me, I reward myself with chocolate. On the other hand, if something bad has happened to me and I need cheering up, I reward myself with a chocolate.

What is my favourite food you might ask? Well, being a chocaholic, you know what I am going to say –  Chocolate. My hips bear witness to this addiction of mine.

My favourite chocolate is milk chocolate, followed by dark chocolate, (which scientists are now saying is good for you, I could have told them that), and white chocolate. I have to confess I am not a great fan of white chocolate, and as much as it pains me to admit it, I find it too sweet and sickly.

I prefer a plain chocolate bar, but I do enjoy a chocolate bar with peppermint or honeycomb in it.

What has this to do with the American West? Very little, I doubt that they would have partaken of this treat, but with Christmas fast approaching I thought it relevant, and I do love plum pudding and Christmas cake, in case you were wondering.

Santa Claus brought gifts for Christmas. Santa is placing gift boxes under Christmas tree

I write Historical Romance and Western Historical Romance with a Contemporary Romance or two thrown into the mix.

I would appreciate some likes on my Book Bub Author page.

Book Bub Author profile:   https://www.bookbub.com/authors/margaret-tanner

My Amazon Page is:

Amazon – Kindle page is

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=margaret+tanner

 

 

 

Christmas At The Orphanage

In most cases an orphanage in the 1870’s at Christmas was not a nice place to be. Forget presents under the Christmas tree, Christmas cake and pudding or mistletoe. If some kindly soul did bring presents for the orphans, they were snatched away by the Matron and her cohorts once the giver had left the premises.

This was the life for Jessica and her friends, just another sad day of hunger, cruelty and hard work in the dreary, dangerous environment of the orphanage. Their Matron was a greedy, sadistic woman who delighted in mistreating her charges, even as she made money out of them.

This was the place where Jessica grew up.

Read Jessica’s story. It is free on Amazon until the 12th December.

BUY NOW FROM AMAZON

  

 

 

No Christmas Cheer For These Ladies Of The Old West- Margaret Tanner

There was no Christmas cheer for these ladies, Claire, Tess, Flame, Sophie, Scarlett and Jessica, from my Women Betrayed Series. (Previously part of the Soiled Doves Series)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/series/B07KM9ZLBM/ref=st_kb_B077ZG22J5

 

Their life was a fight for survival in the old West after being betrayed by unscrupulous men. Follow the journey of each these courageous young women as they find love and redemption and their HEA, in the arms of a decent, loving man who appreciates them for what they are, and not who they were.

Sophie – Book 4.

 

 

SLUSH LAMPS – FRONTIER INITIATIVE – MARGARET TANNER

Pioneers had to be brave, resolute and inventive to survive in the hostile environment in which they found themselves.

In my novel, Fiery Possession, Jo, the heroine and her widowed sister-in-law had no money to buy oil/kerosene for their lamps, therefore they had to compromise. This is where slush lamps would be used.

Slush lamps were made from containers half filled with clay, then topped up with mutton fat, and with a piece of worsted material wrapped around a stick to form a wick. They were smelly and smokey but did throw out light.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY – 100 YEARS AGO TODAY – MARGARET TANNER

 

At 11 a.m on this day, 100 years ago ,an Armistice was signed, and the guns fell silent on the Western Front. The Great War was over, but the repercussions would be felt for generations to come.

They left with the hope of returning, victorious with comrades brave,

But many of them were destined for a soldier’s honoured grave.

 

Margaret Tanner’s World War 1 novels:

Allison’s War, Daring Masquerade, Lauren’s Dilemma and A Rose In No-Man’s Land are all available on Amazon.

Margaret Tanner Amazon Author Page   http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003T5216E

Book Bub Author profile:   https://www.bookbub.com/authors/margaret-tanner