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

Dharma Woman: Reflections of a Modern Buddhist Woman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation
Dharma Woman delves into the 59 precepts of the Lojong, Buddhist principles for study and meditation, as a basis for this commentary. The author illuminates with wit and wisdom the difficulties of following the buddhist path of mindfulness and meditation, compassion and loving kindness, as a daily practice when faced with the circumstances and challenges of living in the secular world.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,470. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Urban
Brilliant Casey Cavanaugh is a poet, a writer and a junkie. She yearns to overcome her addiction and pursue her dream of becoming a professor of literature. She struggles night and day, but is losing the deadly battle. Her twin brother Chaz wants to save her. But he's powerless over her demons. As Casey succumbs to her addiction, Chaz faces his own hard choices.
All Gods Are Flawed
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A troubled young woman is on a journey of self realization She walks down a street in Santa Monica, California and meets the old gods. One by one, they hold conversations in the local Starbucks that consequently begin to unravel the dilemmas and mysteries of her all too human life. It's a totally modern story that reveals age old archetypes of knowledge and wisdom.
The Grief Chronicles: With You in My Eyes Like Flaming Flowers: A Survivors Guide to Death by Overdose
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
This is the story of one mother's grief recovery after her daughters overdose death in 2009. In her own words, "So to you, fellow grief travelers, I say, be tough in your own little way. Pull on your sturdy grief knapsack with all the sturdy grief supplies in it, ropes and pulleys, and trudge your way up the grief mountain. Because I’ll be waiting for you at the top."
My Daughter's Addiction-A Thief in the Family (Hardwired for Heroin)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,560. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Categories: 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.