Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Refresh, Renew, Refocus

After neglecting Book Blather for way too long, the time seems right for a re-boot. The blog has focused on many things, book-wise, over the years. I’ve featured a number of authors, talked about my own books and shared my thoughts on books I’ve read.

Why the long hiatus? I’ve written eleven books in the last ten years and it’s been quite a journey. My first book, a medieval romance titled Castle Ladyslipper was followed by The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam featuring many fictionalized characters based on my career in public education. Then, on to the YA years with the Unbidden Magic series and Baby Gone Bye. Finally, back into the adult world, I wrote the Soul Seeker series, a 3-book trilogy, Affliction, Allegiance and Hope andHonor. Whew! I desperately needed to re-charge my creative batteries.

After taking time off, I’m ready to write again. Because I like a challenge, I’m tackling a genre new to me. Cozy mysteries feature amateur sleuths, dead bodies, multiple suspects, a sprinkling of romance and, for me, a dash of humor. With that in mind, I’m working on a cozy mystery titled, A Woman Scorned. The setting is a golf course named Fairway to Heaven in my home state of Washington. For a peek at the first chapter, check out the Work in Progress page on my website here: https://www.marileebrothers.com/I’m plugging along and hope to have the book completed by early 2019.

In addition, I’ve formed a partnership with friend and fellow writer Jonelle Mejica. Jonelle is a talented writer and editor with many projects under her belt. She recently accepted a job as editor and writer for a local magazine. We’ve launched a website, Two Wordy Women, and offer our services to those who may need help with their writing projects. To learn more about us, visit https://2wordywomen.com/

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