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Captured Lies is Now Out in Paperback!

Maggie Thom, Award Winning Author, Speaker, Writing Coach

I wrote Captured Lies many years ago. It sat for a long time. I knew it was a really interesting concept but I didn’t feel like the story was quite there yet. So I tore it apart and essentially started over with it. I finally got the story to where I wanted it to be as a suspense/thriller. Yay!

So I sent it to a traditional publisher back in 2011 and waited… and waited… and waited… Now that is a slow process. I’m a doer so when I see something needs done, I tend to jump on it and get it done. Waiting might not be my strong suit.

In 2012 they finally let me know they were interested but… it would be another two years until it was published. What? That seemed forever to me and I had made the decision I wanted to be an author. So I pulled it. What? Had I made a mistake?

I knew nothing about what I was doing but I quickly learned. Anyway I finally figured out how to publish Captured Lies as an ebook. I knew it was a good story and really wanted to know what others thought. I had always wanted to also have it published in paperback but I knew it needed some editing.

When I published Captured Lies it was really about getting over the nerves of putting it out there. Boy was that stress!

I knew that it wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be but I had to leap or I don’t think I ever would have. But it wasn’t really ready. I hired someone to edit it. She did a not bad job but it still didn’t seem like it was where it should be. So I hired someone to go through and do another edit.

My goal was to get it to where it was good enough to publish it in paperback. And I didn’t feel it was there yet. And it was getting costly.

“A tangled web of secrets, lies and deceit.”

So I finally found someone I trust and enjoy working with, Patricia Terrell, creator of the Novel Business who is also an author under the pen-name P.M. Terrell. She has done a fabulous job of getting Captured Lies to where I now feel comfortable with putting it out in paperback. Eek!

But then I had another problem, sadly the woman who had created the original cover for Captured Lies had passed away. She did most of my covers. A truly gifted lady.

So now I was on the search for someone to create a brand new cover. I am forever grateful to have found Laura Callender from JustPublisit. A very talented lady who has given new life to the cover and the book. I am thrilled with what she has done.

So Captured Lies is now out in paperback…


So now for the cover reveal…

Captured Lies

The Caspian Wine


Series – Book 1

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Maggie Thom is a multi-award-winning author of suspense/thrillers. She 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 entwine you in a tangled web of secrets, lies and deceit.

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