Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Brownley penned it all. Nothing wrong with this, except that she was writing for the church newsletter. When her item on the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, "Maybe God's calling you to write fiction."
So that's what Margaret did. Now a New
York Times bestselling
author, she is a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist
with more than 25 published novels. Her first non-fiction
book, Grieving God's Way: The
Path to Lasting Hope and Healing (Thomas Nelson, 2012), won critical acclaim. Dawn
Comes Early (Thomas Nelson, Brides
of Last Chance Ranch series, book one) was published in 2012. Waiting
for Morning (2013) will be followed by Gunpowder
She's now working on a new series. Not bad for someone
who flunked 8th grade English. Just don’t ask her
to diagram a sentence.