Today we sit down for a chat with Magdala from author Caroline Clemmons’ Pinkerton Matchmaker Series.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
I was living happily with my parents in Virginia while my father had an office in Washington DC. I say happily, but I confess I had this strange urge to seek adventure before I settled down. Mamá wanted me to choose a husband from her friends’ sons, but I wanted… more. Can you understand that? She can’t, but Papá is sympathetic.
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
I am adaptable to most situations without complaining. I have sarcastic thoughts but I don’t vocalize them.
What do you like least about yourself?
People think I’m a snob at times, but I’m just reserved. I don’t gush at people, but I really enjoy mixing with all ages and types. Well, not the criminal type, but all types of law-abiding people.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
Hmm, if I tell you, it gives away part of her plot. I will say, I got my wish for adventure. <G>
Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
I do, but does she listen? No. I wanted to explain all about my family and former life but she insisted there was no proper place in the book. How could she say such a thing about fascinating details?
What is your greatest fear?
Being abandoned by the man I eventually love. This is one reason I’ve been so careful to whom I give my heart.
What makes you happy?
I can usually find something to be happy about in any situation. Well, I didn’t like being paired with my Pinkerton agent at first. The man was rude to me before he even met me. And there was one part of the book in which I was worried, but most of the time I’m an agreeable and happy person.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
I would include more of my history. I performed a great service for the King of Bayergrovenia and his daughter, Princess Maguerithe. I revealed a threat against our country and against the throne. I received a special award from the King. My author said there was no place to explain all that. Can you believe it? She thought the story should only be about the agent and me working together to solve a crime.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
That odious man Mr. Carl Kennedy. I can’t explain why, but he gives me the shivers. He wears a permanent scowl and I think he must not be a nice person.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
I’m happy with my place, but I do admire Ava McMillan. She has a normal life and a loving husband who provides well for her.
Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a tiny office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their three rescued indoor cats as well as providing nourishment outdoors for squirrels, birds, and other critters.
The books she creates in her pink cave have made her a bestselling author and won several awards. She writes sweet to sensual romances about the West, both historical and contemporary as well as time travel and mystery. Her series include the Kincaids, McClintocks, Stone Mountain Texas, Bride Brigade, Texas Time Travel, Texas Caprock Tales, Pearson Grove, and Loving A Rancher as well as numerous single titles and contributions to multi-author sets. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, reading her friends’ books, lunching with friends, browsing antique malls, checking Facebook, and taking the occasional nap. Learn more about her on her blog and website where you can find links to her other social media sites and sign up for her newsletter.
What's next for you?
A lot is happening this fall! On September 12th A Bride for Dalton, Proxy Bride Series, will release. On October 1st Christmas Wishes, an anthology, will be released. On November 8th Melody, Angel Creek Christmas Brides Series, will be released. And on November 29th An Agent for Lydia will be released.
Whew, and then I’ll take the month of December off for Christmas celebrations.
An Agent for Magdala
The Pinkerton Matchmaker Series
She craves adventure, but this may be too much.
His job means the world to him…
Capturing jewel thieves will test them…
Magdala leaps at the opportunity to become a Pinkerton agent. Learning the position requires a paper marriage shocks but doesn’t deter her. She plans to get an annulment before her unusual family learns of the situation. She’s determined to prove she has the grit to be an excellent investigator. But, why does she have to be partnered with the one man who has been rude to her?
Douglas “Cloud” Ryan loves being a Pinkerton agent. Otherwise, he’d never go along with his boss’ crazy plan to marry him to a female agent. He’s certain women have no business dealing with criminals. After barely surviving the stagecoach trip from Denver to San Antonio Maggie needs to stay in the background and let him solve the case. He has reasons to distrust women, especially women like Maggie.
Can Maggie and Cloud catch the jewel thieves plaguing an historic San Antonio hotel without becoming victims? Will they take a chance on the love growing between them?