maggie's song, marsha ware

‘Maggie’s Song’ Heartfelt Novel Redefines Romance Genre

*Franklin, TN – While nobody will deny romantic fiction’s timeless appeal, both readers and critics are currently crying out for wholly-unique new narratives that, well, put the romance back into the genre!

Thankfully, Tennessee’s Marcia Ware is stepping up to the plate with gusto. Not only does her new novel totally redefine the genre, but it breaks free of fiction’s somewhat toxic “thin blonde beauty” archetype.

‘Maggie’s Song’ is a deeply-moving and thought-provoking story of one woman’s search for her place in both life and love; an eternal dilemma for most women that few authors are brave enough to depict with such raw brevity.


Maggie’s chances for landing that elusive recording contract were dwindling by the second. The country music industry wasn’t exactly clamoring for a 30-something African American woman looking to launch a solo career. And there was the issue of image. Maggie was a woman of ample figure with curves to spare. Industry insiders suggested that she’d be more successful in the business if she dropped fifty pounds.

Then there was Richard. A handsome, prominent entertainment lawyer, they met at a Star Records fund raiser. With a subtle magnetism and a brilliant smile, Richard said all the right things. At first Maggie thought he was a small piece of heaven. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for him. Soon enough she discovered the truth. Maggie was sweet enough to love, but for Richard, Maggie was just a stepping stone to the rich and famous. She would do until someone more suitable came along.

As for Maggie, the only reason she held on was that nagging question in the back of her mind: If not Richard, then who on earth would want me?

“I’ve spent the past fifteen years constructing Maggie and her life and, while the story is classed as fiction, I’ll admit that many of her attributes and adversities have been inspired by my own life and the lives of those around me.”

Ware has performed with legends including Peter Frampton and Mary Wilson.

“Millions of women live their lives feeling like they are not good enough, and Maggie is only able to be true to herself after cutting to the core of her being. I hope her story inspires other women to do the same and realize that they too are great, possess boundless potential and are more beautiful and worthy than they could ever imagine.”


“But to get this message across, I knew I had to move away from the typical ninety-pound blonde girl featured in most existing romance novels. Maggie is larger than many other heroines you’ll see in fiction, and her status as an African American woman is also somewhat unusual. But she’s wholly representative of millions of struggling women, and I hope her story will change lives from coast to coast. Everyone can have a happy ending!”

‘Maggie’s Song’, from WordCrafts Press, is available now:

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About the Author:

With a resume that includes appearances at Carnegie Hall, The House of Blues in Chicago, the Grand Ol’ Opry, five European and three Australian concert tours, Marcia Ware’s musical background is as varied as it is colorful.

In addition to her own celebrated solo work, she has provided background vocals for artists such as Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Peter Frampton, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Gospel greats Bill and Gloria Gaither and the legendary Chaka Khan. She has also been a featured vocalist with the famed Funk Brothers of Motown.

An aspiring actress, she has appeared in several episodes of the third season of the ABC drama, Nashville playing…surprise, surprise…a background singer.

Marcia counts first among her many passions her relationship with her Savior; as well as time spent with her family and her amazing boyfriend, songwriting, travel, harmonizing with the radio, good food, endless games of Candy Crush on her Smartphone, Daniel Day-Lewis movies and Ohio State Buckeyes football.

Full Circle is Marcia’s first literary effort. She resides in Franklin, TN.







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