Story Behind the Story: Margaret Brownley

Margaret Brownley

 

The idea for my September 2010 release, A Suitor for Jenny, the 2nd book in my Rocky Creek series, lurked in a dusty Kansas museum. While rifling through old newspaper clippings I came across a meeting notice for “The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Male Independence.” I don’t know what ever happened to that group or even if its members succeeded in remaining single and independent but I know a story idea when I see it and I pounced.

From that clipping came the idea to have my heroine Jenny Higgins breeze into town looking for husbands for her two siblings. Jenny soon finds out that “The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Male Independence” is the least of her problems. Rejecting her sisters’ choices for mates and riding herd on her growing feelings for a certain handsome marshal, she refuses to give up–with unexpected results.

The battle of the sexes has never been so much fun to write. However, I can’t help but wonder what happened to the real “Society for the Protection and Preservation of Male Independence.” We may never know, but my guess is that its members dropped out one by one in tune with wedding bells.

Thank you for stopping by, Margaret!! Check out her beautiful website here.

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