Welcome, Maggie Craig, to Avalon Graphics’
Summer Ice Cream Social!!
[Cathy of Avalon Graphics] First things first – I have to ask what your
favorite ice cream flavor is:
[Maggie] As long as it’s real Italian ice cream, vanilla, closely followed by rum and raisin.
[Cathy of Avalon Graphics] Maggie, please tell me a little bit about yourself!
I’m Scottish and very proud of it. I grew up in Glasgow and live now in a tiny village in the north of Scotland, which I love, especially when we’re having a heat wave as we are now. It’s so lovely to be able to be outside so much after long months of snow and cold. I write historical novels and historical non-fiction. Before I became a full-time writer I worked as a tourist guide, escorting German visitors around Scotland. It was a great job and very good for honing the story-telling skills. I love reading, writing and photography and am very pleased to have recently bagged a photo of one of our local deer.
Just a few curious questions I’m putting to my guests
while we are enjoying our ice cream today:
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Berlin. It’s a fascinating city. I love modern Berlin and am gripped by its wartime and Cold War history.
What inspires you every day and why?
Nature. The view from my window. Trees, green grass, the birds, the hills, the shapes of the clouds as they float past.
What is your favorite food?
What is your fondest memory?
The births of my two children. Sailing the seven seas with my husband when he was an engineer on massive oil tankers. I never forget how breath-taking South Africa’s Table Mountain looked and how peaceful the albatrosses were which used to accompany us around the Cape of Good Hope.
What is your pet peeve and why?
Favorite book in the world?
How did we meet?
Maggie, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing with us! I’ve been equally blessed by our friendship – I have ancestral ties to Scotland, as you know, so I always enjoy our chats about your homeland. And you are such a charming person to chat with! I look forward to meeting in person one day! May our relationship, both personal and professional, continue to blossom for years to come!
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