Have you ever wondered how writing a book would change your life? After reading this, you will know how becoming a writer has affected mine.
I wish you’d been with me for the eight years during which I worked on PERSONAL BAGGAGE to see dirty clothes accumulating in the laundry, dust gathering on our furniture, weeds growing in the flower beds; to hear our phone ring and keep on ringing, or stop ringing and my husband say, “Hello” and find myself unable to block out his conversation; to feel the frustration of attempting to fit my stories into a year-long time frame and type them on a computer I didn’t know how to use, and to rewrite and proofread repeatedly.
With help from David Starnes, Professor of Writing, and Marlena E. Bremseth, Editor of DIME NOVEL ROUNDUP, and my very patient husband, I completed the book and published through Create Space. For the purpose of marketing, I joined Facebook and met Tim Hill and his team of computer wizards who used PERSONAL BAGGAGE in developing their Book Preview marketing tool. I have developed friendships on Facebook and I belong to an ever-enlarging group of Indie Authors, who text about their work and offer encouragement.
And now, because of the book, I have had an opportunity to share my experiences with you. Becoming an author has enriched my life.


Welcome Readers!

“Penny’s panic grew like a tumor, doubling in mass with every breath. When the elevator stopped in the basement, she pulled out the red knob that held it stationary, then squatted and opened the box next to the emergency phone. Holding her breath, she located the button inside and pushed it in. There was a creaking-snapping sound as the rear door of the elevator slid back to reveal an unlit space. She hesitated, afraid to go forward and afraid of going back. Someone banged on the front door of the elevator and every cell of her body froze.” Excerpt from page 294 of PERSONAL BAGGAGE, A Tale of Marriage, Medicine, and Murder.
Do you enjoy drama and suspense within the safety of your own reading chair? My book has a free preview site http://bookpreview.info/personal-baggage/preview/
Here you will see both readers’ and professional reviews. In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), you will be able to read my answers to interview questions, more passages from the book, and a list of suggestons for book-club discussions.
I hope that you will not be able to resist reading my book.
Sincerely, Margaret McMillion

Margaret McMillion