Marcia Canter


Although I have told and written stories for decades, Every Woman’s Tale is my first published novel. I am quite a bit like the character Kate; I balanced career and young children for more than ten years while wondering about the value of what I did. I like to overextend myself and get bored doing only one thing at a time. I’ve created Booklanthropy to publish my work as well as providing financial support to causes I like. A percentage of the profits from Every Woman’s Tale will go to groups fighting domestic violence. I am working on a children’s chapter book that tells the story of kids who are helping eliminate malaria, and a collection of Christmas stories. For more information on the group that Every Woman’s Tale is currently supporting, I am working on next, or more about me, go to

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have loved Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird since I read in the 60s. To me, she told a story that kept me reading without ever being bored. I related to the small town life; I admired Atticus Finch so much for his courage; and Scout for standing up for what she believed in when she wasn't that much younger than I was when I read it.

Almost ironically another favorite is Gone With the Wind. I think it is the strong women characters that captured my attention.

I read a lot of self help books and probably the first was Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. That put some things in perspective for me and made me more responsible. More recently Brene Brown books have spoken to me in that admitting I am afraid, but still going on is important. And for fun, I didn't put down The Hunger Games---I thought it was exciting and relevant at the same time.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have been in a reading group for almost 30 years and we read women authors. I am also addicted to self-help books.
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Where to find Marcia Canter online


Every Woman's Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,080. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Kate Sullivan can juggle family and work, solve programming snafus, and smack a mountain lion on its snout while backpacking, but finds it overwhelming to decide whether she can or should forgive her husband for a one night stand.

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