Ed Marishta

Biography

Ed Marishta was born and raised in the small town of Gramsh in Albania to a working class couple. His father Selim and his mother Irena have four other children, all of whom live now outside Albania.
Growing up in a big family and poor country, it was usually his imagination that compensated for what he materially lacked, and imagination he had plenty. As early as 10 years old, Ed tried to write his first piece, a fantasy story about a little boy with psychic powers, which he titled “The Adventures of Ren”. Sadly that manuscript was lost and he never got to finish it or any other work until many years later, when he picked up working again on several different projects.
‘Endërland – The Book of Daniel’ is the first finished work he publishes, mostly for his own pleasure and as fulfilment of a promise made. He is currently working on a second novel, a love story with a supernatural element, but should there be enough interest, he promises he already has the story laid out for the follow-up book ‘Endërland – The Book of Serena’.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a poor little town in Albania. Not having much in terms of material possessions made for an over-developed imagination that had to be put to use somehow. That and the fairy-tales my mother used to tell us every night before we went to sleep. It was my favorite time and if for whatever reason we would not get one, I would always make them up myself.
When did you first start writing?
I was only 10 when I started to write my first fantasy novel:) I remember very well what it was about, though the manuscript is long lost. Funnily enough, all my other projects since then and until now have not been fantasy.
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Where to find Ed Marishta online

Twitter: eddie845
Facebook: Facebook profile

Books

Endërland
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 145,050. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if your dreams were a way into other worlds and dimensions? This is what Daniel finds out when he has his first dream the night of his 18th birthday. He visits a strange new world called Endërland, a world inhabited by people, mermaids and wingmen and where evil is seemingly absent. His arrival there however triggers events that threaten the end of both worlds.

Ed Marishta’s tag cloud

dream    dreamland    dreamworld    enderland    magic    moon    world