Marshall Norman McCarthy


Other folk that I knew dreamed of fast cars, big houses, or supermodels; I dreamed of dragons, dark goddesses, and blood stained heroes. It took me a long time before I realized that writing fiction was the way to reconcile those dreams (unless, of course, anyone knows of a dragon ranch nearby).

Currently, I'm a retail worker, married to a wonderfully understanding and patient woman who's support may be my greatest asset.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Ultimately I would like to seek out traditional publishing, but, as I understand, it can be a long process that seems to involve quite a bit of luck. Taking the route of an indie author, I believe, will give me the chance to get published, find and build an audience, create some buzz, and (hopefully) give me some clout in the future when querying a traditional publisher. In that sense, I believe that it will allow me to create my own luck.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Ah, good question to ask once I have something to succeed with.
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Where to find Marshall Norman McCarthy online


From Waste to Waste
Price: Free! Words: 10,900. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An anthology of speculative fiction stories, dealing with the theme of Waste.

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