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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Beautiful Invention Goodreads Giveaway 12-22 September, 2018

You can enter to win one of 5 pre-publication autographed copies of Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr. The contest is open to US readers (sorry, GR won't allow international entries.)

Pre-Launch Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Beautiful Invention by Margaret  Porter

Beautiful Invention

by Margaret Porter

Giveaway ends September 22, 2018.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

When Hedy Was News: Press Accounts for August

2 August 1938

Charles Boyer & Hedy in Algiers

11 August 1942

Hedy and her co-inventor, composer/musician George Antheil, are awarded a  United States Patent for their Secret Communication System. The basis for wifi, satnav, and more.

Hedy & George Antheil

15 August 1938

Hedy loved ice cream

Hedy in Ecstasy--lying down!

Lying down again

And again!


22 August 1940

23 August 1941

Dorothy Kilgallen decides that a change in Hedy's hairstyle for H. M. Pulham, Esq. is newsworthy.

27 August 1939


Friday, August 17, 2018

Beautiful Invention Pre-launch happenings

For those who use a Kindle for reading books, or use the app on their tablet or phone, Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr is available for pre-order.
 Promo items arrive daily. ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) have gone out to reviewers and press.

On Twitter, I've been posting 1930s-40s news items about Hedy to correspond to #OTD (On This Day).

Bookstore appearances are being scheduled.

I do hope reader anticipation about the release is building. I know mine is!


Monday, July 9, 2018

Beatuful Invention: Cover Reveal Blog Tour

I invite you to follow the Beautiful Invention Cover Reveal Blog Tour sponsored by Amy at HFVBT.

Much more information is on the way in coming weeks and months before the October 16 release. Needless to say, I'm extremely excited!