Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Margaret and I’m the marketing assistant at CFP. I (try to) coordinate our marketing efforts and make sure as many people as possible hear about our books and tell other people about them. I also spend a lot of time on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
What is your favourite thing about what you do?
Getting to tell people about great books! Also I occasionally get to give books away, which is always fun (keep an eye on our social media channels for chances to win books!).
What is one thing about you that other people think is unusual?
I hate cheesecake … and quiche … and bananas. This is a long list, I’d better stop there.
What are your three favourite CFP books?
Joshua: No Falling Words by Dale Ralph Davies – I loved this book because it made me marvel at the greatness of a God who keeps his promises and cares for his people.
Closer than a Sister: How Unity with Christ helps Friendships to Flourish by Christina Fox – she does a great job of explaining not only why friendships with our sisters in Christ are important, but also gives very practical tips for how to help nurture these friendships.
Ten Girls Who Changed The World by Irene Howat – I must have been about 10 when I first read this, and I remember being fascinated by these stories of girls who’d put their faith in God, and grown up to do amazing things. Although I also remember being quite put out when I found out that there was one about boys as well.
Do you have any interesting tales to tell about your time at CFP?
We had a lot of heavy snow last year and my Toyota Corolla had an unfortunate run–in with Willie’s Land Rover on the driveway at Geanies.
I had got stuck about halfway up the driveway, and Willie was driving down to help. Unfortunately, as he approached (slowly) he started to skid (slowly) and bumped into my car, which immediately started rolling backwards down the hill. I tried to chase it, but it was a conveniently placed hedge that ultimately stopped it rolling down to the road. It was a truly ridiculous sight.
My car was written off; there wasn’t a scratch on the Land Rover.
Is there something you wish people would stop asking you?
Not really – I’m pretty much willing to answer anything.
What is your favourite verse?
Ephesians 3:20–21 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
What was the last book you read for fun?
I recently finished Beartown by Fredrik Backman which I really liked. I’m currently reading The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell and enjoying it so far!
What is the best thing about working in the Highlands of Scotland?
Being able to see the sea from my desk. I suspect in terms of view I have one of the best desks in the office.
Is there anything we should know about you that hasn’t already been asked?
I’ll be much friendlier if you give me chocolate.