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MEET THE
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MARCIA KING GAMBLE


Shades Of Romance Magazine:  Please give the readers a brief bio on you the person and the writer.

Marcia King Gamble:  If my friends were to describe me they'd say, definite overachiever who's successfully juggled dual careers, one in the travel industry and the other as a writer. High energy, loves to have fun, travels extensively. Has pets, used to be a freelance reader and is passionate about her writing.

SORM:  Tell us about your current book.

GAMBLE:  Jade is my November release and my very first mainstream. It is about a young woman's search for her real parents. A search which takes her to Vietnam. Sandra Kitt has called it, "The Roots For The Vietnam Era." An excerpt can be found on my website www.lovemarcia.com

Don't forget to order the Jade candle. All proceeds go to the Veterans Hospitals.

SORM:  Which scene is your favorite?

GAMBLE:  The scene where my heroine meets her real mother for the first time and finds out she's not what she expected.

SORM:  What should readers take away from your book?

GAMBLE: Blood doesn't necessarily make family.

SORM:  Can you tell us about your journey to publication?

GAMBLE: I started off as a freelance reader and that really helped me to see what publishers were looking for. I was one of the lucky ones. I didn't get that many rejections before I was offered a contract. I am very grateful and thank God.

SORM:  If your book could be made into a movie who would be the leads?

GAMBLE:  Why Denzel and Halle of course. If Rick Fox wanted a role I would just have to write a part for him.

SORM:  Could you write for multi-publishers?

GAMBLE: I already do. I write for the BET Arabesque and Sepia lines as well as St. Martin's Press.

SORM:  To survive in this business, do you need to write for multiple publishers?

GAMBLE:  It would be to your benefit. Writers need that exposure

SORM:  What would you have done differently in terms of your writing career?

GAMBLE: Learn the business end. Writing isn't just about writing. It's about sales and promotion.

SORM:  What is the best writing advice you received?

GAMBLE:  It's not just about writing a good book. It's about sales. You are the one responsible for promoting yourself.

SORM:  Do you have any advice for the newly published?

GAMBLE: Learn all you can about the business and keep your opinions about agents or editors to yourself. This is an incestuous business.

SORM:  What is the latest page turner you have read?

GAMBLE: Sandra Kitt's 'She's The One'.  It is a terrific book with great writing as all Sandra's tend to be.

SORM:  Any advice for aspiring writers?

GAMBLE: Keep writing and believe in yourself. Perseverance pays off.

SORM:  How can readers get in touch with you?

GAMBLE:  My P.O.Box is 25143, Tamarac, Fl. 33320. E mail is Mkinggambl@aol or through my website www.lovemarcia.com

SORM:  Can you give us a sneak peek of your next book?

GAMBLE:
My next release is a BET/ Arabesque set in Venice. It's titled 'Come Fall'. My hero is a disgraced FBI officer and my heroine is an ex-public relations director forced out of her job when she is accused of sexual harassment.

Thanks to all of my fans for their support. I would not be here without you.

SHADES OF ROMANCE MAGAZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MS. KING-GAMBLE FOR THIS INTERVIEW.  WE WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS WITH YOUR SUCCESS.