Thursday, March 17, 2011
The days in the archives were followed by a day clambering over dead graves and getting dead people sand between the toes of our sandals. Of course, I was actually supposed to be working on one of my three book projects I'm currently busy with. Silly me to have forgotten what I was supposed to do when recuperating after my operation in Cape Town. The book projects were shelved for the week as I let my current obsession take over and totally distract me. Sometimes I wonder if I fit into the Autistic Spectrum.
Well, after 3 different flights I finally made it back to Tanzania with, surprise surprise, my big blue suitcase containing all my clothes lost along the way. I seem to have developed a habit for losing my luggage! Now back in Tanzania, with my new boob slowly adjusting to the speed bumps on the roads, I can no longer delve into my intriguing ancestors lives and be completely distracted from my writing. I can focus on getting these three books finished. The one is close just the final editing, the other two have still a lot to be done. So maybe this blog post should turn into a pep talk for Cindy, "Hey Cindy, hey Cindy, you can do it Cindy, get those books written and edited Cindy!"
I have to be honest though, Cape Town gets more and more appealing each visit, and it gets more and more difficult to climb onto that plane and leave. My dream that I want to put out into the universe, is to write full-time, live in a cottage near the sea, and play lawn bowls every Wednesday. To achieve that, for the time being I need to forget about those ancestors who keep on distracting me!
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Author Behind the PenMarian L. Thomas, reared in Chicago but lives with her biggest supporter ̶̶ her husband and their spoiled but playful dog, Winston in Atlanta, Georgia. Received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
"There is nothing special about me, I am a woman, wife, writer and author who resides in Atlanta by way of Chicago. I love a man, who has supported me and given me the strength to write even when I didn’t feel like doing so. I inherited the love for melodies tones from my mother, who gave me the hand of poetry. Listening to my father play as a percussionist helped me to develop an ear for music, while my husband’s love for Jazz helped me to focus on it. My sister, made me cry when she stated how much she was proud of me. My friends keep me grounded.
“As for my writing style; most say that I write with passion, emotion, drama and a hint of reality. For me, they represent the foundation of my pen. My thoughts and even my dreams.”
Marian has worked with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, contributing 15% of her book proceeds from her book blitz campaign in 2010. She eagerly looks forward to releasing her second title, My Father’s Colors in March 2011.
How do find a daughter you never knew you gave birth to? That is the question that Naya must answer as she once again finds herself on a journey filled with betrayal, lies and shocking secrets of her past.
How far would one go for love?-That is the question that Chris wastes no time answering. He will do whatever it takes to remove his wife’s pain, even if it means being the one to cause her the most.
Fame & Fortune-Have been the determining factor for Misty ever sense her father passed away. How far will she go, this time, to achieve it.
Carl Thompson-Has found the love of his life, only she doesn’t know it. Green eyes and hazel brown hair fill his dreams for the future. Does he have enough love for the both of them?
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