I met you at The Book Depot in Vernon Park Mall in Kinston, NC. I
bought three of your
books, Perfect for Framing, Murder at Blue Falls,
and Emeralds in the Snow (my personal favorite). I now intend on
Appalachian Paradise! I read all three in one week! I
couldn't put them down. I have told everyone who will listen about
books. I think you rival Nicholas Sparks, whom I previously thought
could not be rivaled. I like to visualize
my characters and scenery and
you did that for me. I have these characters embedded in my thoughts,
from looks to expressions.
Thank you for that. And thank you for
stopping me so I could buy your books.
Your new fan,
Sheri Lynn Williams
Maggie, I met
you at the Todd General Store a few weeks ago and purchased Emerald in the Snow, Murder at Blue Falls and Perfect for Framing.
The were absolutely wonderful!! I couldn’t put them down!! It was neat reading books that were placed around
many places I had been!! I loved Jemma & Tucker’s adventures in Murder at Blue Falls and couldn’t wait
to get to Perfect for Framing. Keep up the great writing!! Can hardly wait for an new one to come out!!!!
P Gibson, Mount
I recently finished you books. Enjoyed them very much. I read them in a week. It was a joy to meet you at the Valle Crucis
Country Fair on Oct 17th. Can't wait for more. I like Jemma.
I am going to be on the lookout for the Gros store on 194
next time we visit.
I have never skiied or visited a dude ranch. But your stories make them so tempting.
attended App State, we have visited Boone for 38 years. My daughter just graduated in May. It always feel like home when
My son loves to play golf in the high country and every year they cut down their own Christmas Tree, Excp
this year the tree farm is not letting anyone cut their own this year. That just messes up the whole trip. Our favorite
place to eat is Woodlands BBQ on 321 at Blowing Rock. Its a habit of ours to come up some weekend without any plans just to
I just wanted to email you and tell you that I loved your new book!! I couldn't put Perfect for Framing
and I couldn't figure out who the killer was. I can't wait until your next book!!!
Thanks for writing something that was great to read!!
I am so glad that I met my friend in Boone several years ago and that we went into the store that you were there signing
books. I bought two of your books and I went to your web site to keep up with your work. I love reading your books!!!
Thanks again for a great book!!
Maggie... I was so excited to receive
one of your first copies of Perfect for Framing! I have enjoyed all of your books in this series and finished
it the same day I started it! Your mysteries are interesting and definitely end with a surprise each time! I love
reading your books also because I live in the Boone area you write about and recognize most of the locations and many of the
people you mention. I can't wait for your next book to see what Jemma and Tucker will uncover next! God bless...
Denise Amat, Boone, NC
It took only a couple of days to finish Perfect for Framing. This is your best book yet. It was very
hard to put down until I finished it. Only one thing wrong, it isn't long enough. It was terrific and I couldn't
guess the killer.
--Mary Markle, Cerritos, California
I just finished reading Perfect for Framing and you are really talented, gifted, or just plain smart. You're
so descriptive I felt I could build cabinets and loved the lipstick in a tube. That's what I liked so much in the first
book. I felt I learned about flowers and the mountains.
--JoAnne Shampoe, California
A friend bought me three of your books Saturday and I've already read one and have started
the next one. I love to read but had never read your books and am so happy to "discover" you! I live in Kingsport Tn so we
are often in the Boone area on day trips. Your books are fun to read and I'm captured at the beginning. My friend, Mary, saw
you at Barnes & Noble and you were kind enough to autograph the books to me. I am recuperating from surgery so the books
are welcome new friends. I look forward to reading anything else by you in the future!
Thank you for sending me an autographed copy of your most recent novel, Murder at Blue Falls. What a treat
to read! Now I know why you were selected as one of the 100 (incredible ECU women)! Hope you finish the sequel
--Deborah Hooper, WFMY News 2, Greensboro, NC
I forgot to tell you that I really enjoyed Appalachian Paradise! I finished it over Thanksgiving and
started Murder at Blue Falls. I haven't gotten far because I am pooped after school and loades with work, but I look
forward to finishing it. I have been writing down examples of descriptive elaboration from your books. They have
been very excited about them, and they help so much! So far their favorites are the description of a huge oak
tree that Suzanne and Wes find, and the road in the valley as a ribbon on a green patchwork.
I just wanted to thank you again for coming to talk with my class. We really enjoyed your visit, and you really
hit many points that I have been trying to make. You also explained some things that I had not thought of.
I loved what you said about the character and thinking about them.
The kids and I have brought up your name many times
already and I am sure that we will be thinking of you many more times.
Thank you so much for being so generous
with your time.
-- Lynn Gordon, Cove Creek School (4th & 5th grade teacher)
My daughter and I went to the Apple Barn Festival at Valle Crucis several
weeks ago. We purchased three of your books and I was so amazed. My mom who is also an avid reader had one of
your books read before who went to sleep that night. I really love books that I can relate to, as far as the surroundings.
They made me feel like I was right there in the book looking on. I hope you write more of the same.
Can't wait to read more. Keep up the good work.
-- Michelle Gooding, Mount Olive, NC
Reading Murder at Blue Falls changed the way we eat grits. We did use butter or red-eye gravy. Now we add
Richard Evans, Tempe, AZ
The ending of Murder At Blue Falls, begs
for more from Jemma and Tucker. You've baited the hook, now we your readers want more. I really like
the way you build depth into your character relationships. Modern entertainment tends to be so shallow,
a medium which allows one to get totally emotionally invested, if only for a little while, as part of a successfull
intimate relationship that survives lifes trials is invaluable. Yes I am very passionate about a good read..for I cherish
my spare time so much. I have found this in your writings...please do this with Jemma and Tucker
With all due repect, I found the pictures distracting.
I love best the pictures my mind begins to paint in response to your words. This is where the magic is...freeing the
reader to get lost in his/her own imaginary world guided by your masterful wording.....without any real world
With greatest respect and admiration for your skill,
Pamela Miller Hillman, Ashe County Native,
Just had to write to tell you how very much I enjoyed your writings. I had the pleasure of
meeting you while you were autographing your books at the Crafts Market in Boone this past Christmas season. The name
of the mall escapes me at this moment. That middle age ailment of "CRS" disease strikes more and more often.
I began with reading "Emeralds in the Snow" and thought that was such an entertaining read, I wasn't
sure I wanted to move on to "Appalachian Paradise". (I was afraid I might be disappointed) WOW! I did not want
the book to end...I fell in love with your characters. I want to move in to Wes's home and work from his office. You
really know how to pull on the heartstrings of a displaced native of Ashe County.
I also applaud your ability to tastefully involve the reader in the physical portrayal of love.
Thank you for leading me as a reader to remembering such powerful stirrings of the heart and flesh without degrading the act.
I wish you the greatest of success. I so look forward to your next novel!!
Thank you again,
Your now "loyal" Fan,
I just wanted to let you know
that I read your book, Murder at Blue Falls, and I loved it!! I
had met you last year in October in Boone, NC. I was in town visiting a friend and you were signing books. I bought
Emeralds in the Snow and I loved that one. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed
reading your books.
Thanks and keep up the great work!!!
-- Becky Pearson
Maggie, I just read EMERALDS IN THE SNOW and did a review on it at Romance Junkies Reviews. I loved it so much that I
bought another book by you off your web site. My mother is reading it also and she loves it.
I told her I had APPALACHIAN PARADISE coming and she is excited. She is 76 years old and loves to read so I buy books for
her to read.
I can't wait to get the book. I think it is the first one to Emerald. I know I will not be disappointed. I hope you bring out more books in the future so I can review them also.
Thank you for writing such great books.
Hugs Terri, Colfax, Indiana
After having spent a week in the mountains around Boone, I brought my three Maggie Bishop books home and found myself
back on vacation in the mountains with each book. I love how the characters keep popping up in each book. They have become
a part of my life and I am anxious to read book four to see how my "friends" in North Carolina have made out in their lives.
Roberta DePiero, Key West, Florida
Last Sunday 2 house guests and I were having brunch on my deck. Anne from Bethel,
Alaska said "Dottie, have you ever heard of a Maggie Bishop?" That started quite a conversation. She said you
came up to her in the Mall Saturday and she ended up having a conversation and buying 2 of your books. She read one
Saturday night and wanted to finish Emerald in the Snow that evening
before leaving because she had you inscribe her aunt's name. Anne enjoyed both books very much.
Connie, the aunt, took me out to lunch Thursday. She is an avid reader with
stacks of books by her side at all times. She found both books very entertaining with suspense and believable characters.
She really enjoyed them, also, and asked if I knew when your next one was coming out. You HIT THE JACKPOT with
-- Dottie Isbell, Florida
I met you at the Boone Mall this past weekend. It was such a great pleasure to meet the author of
some of the best books I've read in a long time.
A Raleigh fan, Sandee Zechman
About Murder at Blue Falls
I read your book immediately and enjoyed it immensely! Keep writing
-- I love what you write!
--Mickey Norman, Linclnton, Georgia
Just read your book Murder at Blue Falls. It kept my attention until the end, (and I have
a low attention span)!!!
This was the first book I have read of yours, and am looking forward to reading more. Thanks
for the good, clean entertainment.
West Jefferson, N.C.
I finished Blue Falls a month ago and just have to tell you how much I truly enjoyed it! At least half the
books I read I find a bit tedious, I finish them only because I started them, not because they hold my interest. Blue
Falls kept my interest, so much that I found myself thinking about it in the middle of the work day and wondering what would
happen next and speculating about other aspects of the lives of the characters. I love the way you worked some real
people into the story as well: I could just picture them all racing about Triplett on horseback, solving crimes, dining out,
telling stories, fighting fires.
Brava! YOU ARE GOOD!!!! --Linda Jencson, Boone, NC
Wow, I am so impressed. Your web site is just as exciting as your books. I told your mother,
and a character in your new book, yesterday that once I started reading your book I have a hard time putting it
down. It is wonderful and so suspenseful. Thank you so much for the book and bumper sticker. My husband
said I cannot put it on the bumper but I can put it on the back window of the van. Easier to see anyway. We wish
you the best of luck and thank you again for all three of your books.
---Mary Markle, California