Maren Bradley Anderson

Biography

Maren Bradley Anderson is a writer, teacher, podcaster, blogger, and alpaca rancher who lives in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. She has written short stories and plays for years, and has recently taken to writing screenplays and novels. She teaches live and online classes on literature and writing at Western Oregon University. She has Master’s Degrees in both Literature and Teaching Writing from Humboldt State University and a B.A. in English and Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College. Maren hosts a podcast about alpacas (Paca Talk) with her husband, and blogs about alpacas and writing. Her alpacas win ribbons for conformation and fleece, plus she thinks they are darned cute.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the best. Fans love me for what my brain makes. I love what my brain makes, so we have something in common.
What are you working on next?
I have soooo many projects. I have a prequel to "Fuzzy Logic." I have a children's play based on "1001 Arabian Nights." I have a first draft of a novel featuring a reincarnation of Lilith, Adam's first wife. I have an idea to write a book about other authors' decisions to be writers. I have too many ideas and not enough hours in the day.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Maren Bradley Anderson online


Books

Closing the Store
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,260. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Liz Stratton's the host of a Spare Me! a wildly popular national talk show. Plus, she’s edgy, beautiful, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. But she never expected her friend Cal, the head of a women’s rights organization, to ask her to run for president. Liz asks every woman in the United States to stop having sex until the war in the Middle East is over. And that’s when the fun begins...
Fuzzy Logic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Western
After divorcing her unfaithful husband, Meg Taylor buys an alpaca ranch to finally do something on her own. Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets not one, but two, handsome—and baffling—men. She thinks choosing between the shy veterinarian and her charming securities co-worker is her biggest problem, until life and death on the ranch make her re-evaluate more than her love life.
Commas: An Irreverent Primer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
What is a grammar dragon? What happens to unicorns when you misuse FANBOYS? This irreverent guide for using our most common punctuation mark will explain.
Second-Best Rod and Reel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What is the best thing about catching a fat rainbow trout on a silvery fly? Is it the joy of catching a fish? Or is it a small slice of revenge? A very short story.
Peacocks: a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In this short story, Sherri wants a new start, so moves from California to rural Oregon where she takes a new job as a bartender and befriends a wild female peacock. Unfortunately, her former husband manages to track her down just as she is beginning to feel at home. Is she strong enough to send him away and face the loneliness of starting over in a new place?

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