Thelma is the author of three published novels - Night Cries (women's fiction), ConneXions (psychological suspense) and SeaStruck (paranormal romance) - as well as a short novella, Heart of Stone.
She began writing fiction in the confessions field, where she sold over 40 stories to women's magazines (such as True Story, True Confessions and True Experience) put out by NYC publishers in the days of mass readership. Her short story collection, WOMEN AT THE CROSSROADS, is now available on line.
After a long business career, she became a life coach and motivational speaker. For 10 years, she encouraged others to go after their dreams. This led her back to her OWN dream of working on fiction, as both author and editor.
Currently, Thelma offers her services as a Freelance Editor for writers of women's contemporary fiction.
You can visit her at www.thelmamariano.com or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.