Ed Marishta

Biography

Ed Marishta was born and raised in the small town of Gramsh in Albania to a working class couple. He has four other siblings, all of whom live now outside Albania.
Growing up in a fairly big family and poor country, it was usually his imagination that compensated for what they 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.
He does not consider himself to be a writer and will probably never make this his profession, but he loves telling stories and sharing them with others.
‘The Endërland Chronicles: 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 he has planned two more books in 'The Endërland Chronicles' series.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a fairly small 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

The Endërland Chronicles: Book of Daniel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 149,510. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00)
Few know that dreams are actually a way into other worlds. This, Daniel finds out on the night of his 18th birthday when he visits a strange world called Endërland, inhabited by people, mermaids & wingmen. His arrival will trigger events that threaten the end of Endërland, and it’s fate now hangs on the outcome of the quest he has to embark on with the help of his friends and the one he loves.

Ed Marishta's tag cloud

dream    dreamland    dreamworld    enderland    magic    moon    world   

Smashwords book reviews by Ed Marishta

  • Bound in Stone: Volume One on Jan. 16, 2015

    Having published a novel myself, I know just how important spreading the word and reviewing a book this good is. I enjoyed it immensely and will of course move on to the rest of the books in the series for more magic, humour and a whole range of emotions that I very rarely feel while reading a book.