About Maggie Thom
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, grew up in a house full of books and often made weekly trips to the library to get more. Reading was her go to, when it was too cold outside to play. She started experimenting with writing at a young age letting her imagination take her away on many adventures. Maggie has written everything from technical writing, to nonfiction, to fiction for children, youth and adults, along with poems and short stories. She finally settled on her love of puzzles, mysteries and roller coasters and now writes suspense/thrillers that will take you on one heck of a ride.
She creates stories that are a tangled web of secrets, lies and deceit. You’ve never met families quite like this.
The Caspian Wine Series – Captured Lies, Deceitful Truths, and Split Seconds
The Twisted Deception Series – Fostered Identity, Shadowed Footsteps, Exploited Innocence, Lost Tears, Last Betrayal
Individual Novels: Tainted Waters (2013 Suspense/Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine)
Blurred Lines – free – click here
Her motto: Read to escape… Escape to read…
“Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!” InDtale Magazine
I had wanted to be an author since I was a young child but I didn’t tell anyone that. I hid my writing for many years. I wrote poems, I wrote stories… I wrote. But I didn’t share it for a very long time, I never thought it was good enough. Then when I did finally get the nerve to show it to others, the three people I shared it with, told me it was no good. I had been right, I vowed to quit. But I couldn’t, the ideas, the stories were there to be written, so I just went back to hiding it, only now I was interested in writing novels. The first one I hand wrote and it was about 400 pages. Someone accidentally saw it and read some of it and then asked what I was doing with it. I said, ‘nothing, it wasn’t good enough’. The person told me that wasn’t true. They thought my writing was good.
It really got me to thinking… and to hoping. So I signed up to take a course. They had to be honest with me, right? Only they surprised me when they told me they loved what I wrote. I have to say I was still reluctant to believe it. Not that my writing was perfect, it needed work but they felt I had a good grasp of writing and plotting out stories. So I kept writing. I joined a writing group. Took more courses. Joined a critique group. And I wrote and wrote and wrote. But I still wasn’t to the point where I thought it was good enough.
Finally, I had to make the decision – now or never. I asked several people to read the latest novel (Captured Lies) I’d written. If they liked it, I’d proceed and get it published, if not I’d just keep doing it for me. They all loved it. So it was time to take writing seriously and make a decision.
In truth, I first submitted my book, Captured Lies, to a traditional big name publisher. They liked the book. We were about one year into the process when I asked how much long until I was published. They told me another year to two years. What? I had waited a long time to be an author and discovered that now that it was coming close, I wasn’t that patient.
I pulled it and started on the long, convoluted journey of self publishing. It has been a rollercoaster but amazing.
My dream finally came true.
Below I have listed all of my books that are published to date.
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