Linda Burr and I had the pleasure of visiting Margaret Maron at her home in Willow Spring on January 4, 2012. She has a beautiful home with lots of big windows to let in the sunlight! In addition to a wonderful lunch that she prepared for us (scrumptious homemade pea soup and salad), she also told us some great stories behind the plots of many of her books. She also gave us insight into how she does her research for each book. Plus, we were able to see the room in which she actually does her writing! Margaret sent us back to the Libraries with many books, manuscripts for four of her books, video and audio tapes of interviews, a coffee mug, and many other wonderful items for the Margaret Maron Collections housed in Hodges Special Collections and University Archives.
Posted by Rosann Bazirjian, Dean of University Libraries