Monday, September 22, 2014

Follow Fest




Name: Peggy Ann Craig

Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction

What genres do you write? Historical romance, westerns

Are you published? Yes, self-published.

Do you do anything in addition to writing?
Farm.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am the fifth child in a family of six. I have 3 beautiful children.  I love photography and spend a lot of time behind my camera.  I have a serious pygmy goat addiction.  I love the great outdoors, the country, hiking in the woods, the Rocky Mountains, my dogs, and Dr. Pepper.  I hate the city and avoid it at all cost.  I'm a recluse but have no qualms with that.

What are you reading right now?

I've got lots of books on the go but the two I'm trying to plow through at the moment (not that they are hard reads because they are very good, just long) is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Mountain Wild by Judith Bronte.

Which authors influenced you the most?

I can't really say any one author influenced me.  Stories are what influences me.  Especially a well written one.  A lot of heart and emotion in a story goes a long way for me.

Where can people connect with you?

My Blogs


Twitter


Facebook




Flickr


Website 

http://peggyanncraig.com/

Do you have a newsletter?

No. But sure would love to figure out how to set one up.
(Updated:  I now have a newsletter!)

Is there anything else you’d like us to know?

I've been absent from the writing community for almost ten years now and the one I have returned to has changed so much that I feel lost but am trying to catch up.   

48 comments:

  1. I'm a recluse, too. I want to come live with you and your pygmy goats! LOL

    Thanks for taking part in Follow Fest! Hope you make lots of friends! :)

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  2. PS - A lot of folks use Mail Chimp for their newsletters. ;)

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  3. Hi Peggy Ann, welcome back to the writing world! I don't think I've ever met anyone with a pygmy goat addiction, so great meeting you through FF!

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  4. Thanks for hosting Melissa, and I'll have a look at Mail Chimp. Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Hi Quanie! Sadly, it's a case of once you get one, it's not enough. :-)

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  6. I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm a bit of a recluse, as well. I just would rather be home writing! (Or on the beach writing with very few people around...)

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  7. Hi Stephanie, glad to find another recluse! I too would rather be home writing!

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  8. I love hiking and nature. I live in a great place for both. :-)

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    1. Hi Dawn, and thanks for dropping by. Looking forward to getting to know each other through social media!

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  9. Pygmy goats! That made me chuckle. Do you raise them? Or just wish you could?

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    1. LOL, I am the crazy goat lady according to my kids. I raise them, Alex.

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  10. It's great to catch up with your blog and learn more about you :-) I'm looking forward to discovering more about your work.

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    1. Thanks Melissa and so glad you dropped by. Looking forward to following you along the social media path.

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  11. I'm glad we had a chance to connect and I enjoyed learning more about you. I live in a mostly dairy cow farm town, but there are quite a few goat farms hidden around as well. Goats are the best--and brilliant.

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    1. LOL, another goat fan! Love it! It's probably a good thing I never got a cow because they are a little harder to collect!

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  12. Hi Peggy! How are you getting on with Diana Gabaldon? I like to think I'll read the book alongside the TV show but it hasn't happened yet.

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    1. I had wanted to read it before watching the show but social media is revealing far too many spoilers. :-( Must hurry up.

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  13. Hello Peggy, nice to meet you!!! I love to read romance historical fiction!!! I have read Outlander and I'm now enjoying the series!!

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    1. The previews and social media coverage has me so excited to watch it, but have promised myself to read the book first. The rate I'm going, it may be out in DVD before I ever get around to it.

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  14. What a lovely area to live in. I am into photography too. Not professional, but fun. And with digital cameras, I can delete the really bad photos! Yay for digital. The goats are our grandkids and my favorite part of the county fair. Adorable. Best wishes on your return to writing! Like riding a bike, I'd say. Get on her and go!

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    1. I love digital photography! It's not uncommon for me to have over 400 shots in one shooting.

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  15. I read OUTLANDER waaaay after it was popular, and I enjoyed it. It is really long though. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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    1. The length is intimidating. I bought the book in pocket size paper back, but am thinking I may download the ebook vs. My eyes are having a hard time reading the small print.

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  16. Love to help you catch up. Glad you decided to come back to the community, it's never too late. Long reading list? Join the club. Welcome Peggy.

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    1. Thank you Sheena! I need all the help I can get! LOL

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  17. Writing on a farm would be amazing and peaceful!

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    1. It is peaceful living in the country, I love it!

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  18. I miss being in the country, I'm sure I'd write so much more if I was there again!

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    1. Everyone should have a little country retreat for writing alone!

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  19. My grandparents used to live out in the country. I loved picking my own fruit to go on cereal in the morning to playing in the treehouse to running around with no care in the world. So nice to meet you!

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    1. Those memories are the best! The sweet and simple.

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  20. I enjoy my reclusiveness too! And I haven't come across a pygmy goat addict before-- glad to make your acquaintance through Follow Fest! And you've found a really nice community of writers through Melissa, so welcome!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate that. I'm always amazed how many wonderful and helpful writers there are in the writing community.

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  21. Glad you returned to the writing community. Great to meet you.

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    1. Thank you and it's nice to meet you as well!

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  22. Yay! I'm glad you got your newsletter up and running. :)

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    1. I even figured out how to personalize it! ;-)

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  23. Hi Peggy! It's nice to meet you through Follow Fest. I thought about buying a pygmy goat once, but being in town, we didn't have enough acreage that the city requires. :( I made him a character instead. He's a god for a tribe of pygmies who is also a goat. He's not in print yet, but hopefully next year...

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    1. That's awesome! Goats have so much personality! It would be fun to write one into a story!

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  24. So nice to meet you, Peggy! Lots and lots of unfamiliar faces this year!How exciting!

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  25. Hello, Peggy. Welcome back to the literary world, great to have you. Also, I think being a recluse is a state of paradise for a writer. Sounds wonderful to me.

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    1. Thank you Demetria, I am happy to be back. The literacy world has developed so much, it's exciting to be a part of it.

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  26. Hi Peggy. Good to meet you. Pygmy goats are adorable!

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    1. They truly are, aren't they? LOL, nice to meet another person who can appreciate the sweetness of the pygmy goat!

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  27. I've been hearing a lot about Outlander lately. What is it that you like so much about it? :) Nice to meet you.

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