Interview with Marie Minnich

What do your fans mean to you?
As a creative, my fans mean everything to me. For me, the creative process is an energy loop. I pour my heart, soul and mind into my creative endeavors, be it writing, poetry, design, or photography; consequently my fans receive this energy, and hopefully get something from it, and send the energy back to me, which in turn inspires me to be creative again, in an endless, beautiful creative loop. Without my fans, I am nothing. The slightest signs of encouragement mean the world to me. Negative reviews cut me to the quick, but I try to incorporate the negative energy too and transmute it to something beautiful, so something good can come of that too.
What are you working on next?
I'm pretty eclectic, so my next project is still forming in my heart. I'm working on my life and projects appear.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm diversified. I'm a creative. I'm a professional interior designer, graphic designer, web designer, and digital artist; also an amateur photographer, freelance writer, blogger and poet, then add classical pianist to the equation, so at any given time, I have a jumbled, multitude of creative projects going. However, right now I'm catching up on back episodes of Mad Men! The sets are phenomenal, and the writing and acting superior. Great series. It's addicting. I also love reading Vogue. The fashion photography inspires me. But then again, I also love Popular Mechanics. I'm an avid Vintage collector, so on any given day you can typically find me sorting through junk at Goodwill, or at Auction, though I much prefer the junk shops. That's where you unearth the real treasure.
What is your writing process?
I can't write until I am inspired. Writing comes through me. Usually the title comes to me first. Then a skeleton outline of chapters appears. Then the rest just manifests. Of course so far my two books are non-fiction, so that may be quite different than a fiction process.
Published 2013-09-06.
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Books by This Author

Flaming Flowers (and other poems)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This posthumously published volume of poetry, reminiscent of Rilke and Yeats, is a stunning achievement of a young woman, Mary Elizabeth Mickelsen, b. 1976-d. 2009. Ms. Mickelsen wrote from a deep emotional reservoir of thought based on the experiences of her all too brief, heroin addicted life.
Bohemian Chic: Decorating with Vintage and Salvage
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Interior decorating
Bohemian Chic is a design style that is riding a wave of popularity. It is an exciting approach to decorating that creates warm and inviting spaces and can be achieved in any home. Designers, Marie Minnich and Marde Doolan, introduce the ingredients behind the style, presenting it as a recipe for design success. With easy-to-follow decorating tips and advice, they define the technique.
My Daughter's Addiction-A Thief in the Family (Hardwired for Heroin)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,580. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
A gripping and compelling story of one mothers journey raising her heroin addicted daughter. On the night of August 22, 2009, her beloved 32-year old daughter died from heroin overdose. Despite all the sorrow, this story is neither gloomy nor depressing, but rather an unflinching account of one woman's life, and her daughter whom she did not abandon to the bitter end.