Thursday, November 10, 2016

Character Interview: Maggie Harris of 'The To-Do List'

We’re thrilled to be talking to Maggie Harris from Sharon Struth’s, The To-Do List.  It is a pleasure to have Maggie with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Maggie.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

Thank you for having me. I’m thirty-seven the proud owner of Books, Beans and Beyond, a bookstore/café located in the small waterfront town of Brockport, CT. My aunt passed away and left me her used bookstore, so it’s an honor to update the place the way my aunt had always wanted.

What would I love the most about you?

People say I’m a woman who always gets the job done! You know what helps with that? My lists. An easy way to stay on task.

What would I hate the most about you?

Well, I’m not sure most people would hate this, but I know it drives Cooper Stanton mad… He hates when I step on his toes, like trying to help him figure out who is behind the threats for me to leave town. Coop’s the detective in charge of my case and I’m not sure he’s really listening to my suggestions. So I tried to help out—clearly a touchy subject for him. But now that we are rekindling some of our old feelings for each other, he says I should trust him more. It’s just so hard to do sometimes, but I know he’s right…

What is your most treasured possession?

A locket. It’s the last gift my father ever gave me before he disappeared from town, leaving my mother and me behind. Now that I’ve returned to town, I hope to find out why he left us.

If you could change one physical thing about yourself, what would that be?

Since my return to Brockport, I’ve been enjoying a few of the local eateries a little too much. There’s Frankie’s with it’s celebrity sandwiches like The Cool Hand Luke Egg Salad, and Sugar Coated Bakery for a morning sweet, and  Chi-Chi’s Chocolates, where I get a late afternoon pick-me-up. So maybe I’ve indulged in a little too much stress eating and I’m feeling it when I button my pants.

Who is your best friend?

Celeste Donovan is my best friend and always has my back. Heck, she even came with me when I tried to help Coop solve my case without him knowing. She specializes in the one-card tarot reading because it’s too hard to give readings with many cards, but nobody takes her too seriously. Then again, she may have been right when her card suggested there would be danger in my store…

About the Author

Bestselling author Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail.

The Hourglass (Etopia Press), her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards for Best First Book and winner of the Chatelaine Award For Romantic Fiction. Her follow-up release, Share the Moon (Kensington Publishing) is a Barnes & Noble Romance Bestseller and first in the Blue Moon Lake Novel series.

She writes from Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived along with her husband and dogs.


About the Book:

Maggie Harris has her ultra-organized life well in hand, until she finds her neighbor and husband together, in her bed, and the tight hold she keeps on her world unravels, leaving her grasping for an escape. So how can she refuse when she’s handed the dream job of running her aunt’s bookstore and a chance for a fresh start? Even though the bookstore is in Brockport, Connecticut, her former hometown, and a place she’d vowed to leave behind forever.

When someone breaks into Maggie’s new business and leaves a threat on the wall, Detective Cooper Stanton is assigned the case. It’s been twenty years, but Coop hasn’t forgotten the way Maggie once charmed him at every turn—even with her controlling ways. This time, though, Coop refuses to let her seize the reins. What he doesn’t know is she plans to grab them anyway…and she’s got a secret she never shared.

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