Interview with Marjorie Owen

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am not an author, but love to read. When we found mum's writings, I was in heaven... reading, transcribing from handwritten to computer and starting the search and education on how to get them published.
As an avid reader I became fascinated with Mum’s stories and books. All her writings were hand written on legal size paper or note books, on both sides of the paper. I began reading some of the 50 plus short stories and four books. After reading a few, I was hooked, Mum’s writing was not the clearest, however, I had set myself the challenge and was going to follow through. At times I was frustrated with Mum's hand writing. The first book was published 2008 “Ladies of Class” now Mum's second book “The Poison Pen” is soon to be published.
I wanted to get some exposure for Mum's short stories. I have many still to type and submit.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far not much has happened with the two stories I have on Smashwords. But hopeful that people will begin to read Mum's stories. I would love to submit a few more out of the 48 stories still waiting.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
As I am not the author, my deceased mother-in-law is the writer, I have pleasure in transcribing and editing her works. And of course, reading them again!
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot. I have worked hard on my blog for Mum's books and stories. I love to read, review, and interview many authors. I hope my fans enjoy not only Mum's writings but all those talented authors that request some time on Book Readers.
What are you working on next?
Mum's sequel book to 'Ladies of Class'. I hope to have the next book 'The Poison Pen' edited and published by the end of 2013.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tom Clancy, Ken Follett, John Grisham, Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, David Baldacci, Ernest Hemmingway, Nelson DeMille, William Azuski, Louisa Alcott, Phillips Oppenheimer...to name a few
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I look forward to every sunrise, seeing my husband, working with authors on my blog, and of course, reading a good book.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love the beach and being near the sea. Walking, swimming, reading, working on my blog, feeding stray cats, listening to music, going to the theater, spending quality time with my husband and family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the time authors contact me to review their books and/or interview them. There are several publishers that also send me books for review.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
This really does not apply to me. But the first story of Mum's that I transcribed and edited was 'An Empty Sky'.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to find a picture or artwork that relates a key detail of the story or book.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly action and mystery stories.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My ipad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The internet and my blog. Linking with other authors blogs and websites.
Published 2013-09-13.
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Books by This Author

I Wouldn't Have the Walkers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Romance. A young girl and the lose of her father, love, and acceptance.
Happily Ever After by Marjorie Owen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A woman left on her own in mid life has to make some life changing decisions. As a wife and mother with no career, there seems no answer to her crisis. This is a story about family dynamics and romance.
An Empty Sky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A story of love and love lost extending back in time to World War 11. A picture discovered forms many images and memories that cause pain and joy to several people. One of them may have psychic inclinations towards the picture. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’