Marina Rojas


A child of the 60’s, Marina Rojas grew up in a family that was more crazy than dysfunctional, and today survives as a testimony to love and laughter because of it.

Working currently as a freelance writer with several releases on, she's loving writing her own personal blog at, while guest-blogging at, and tackling a new blog for

Marina is retired from 28.5 years with the State of California Employment Development Department where she worked as a manager in unemployment insurance, and has written stories for, and worked as an editor for FaithWriters Magazine. A short story called Will I Have the Right Shoes? was published in the Fall 2004 Edition of the FaithWriters Christian book Learning for Life. Most recently, her FaithWriters story 'A-Running With Moses' took first place in her division of the weekly writing challenge.

Marina also worked at her dream job, writing local interest stories for the Press Enterprise newspaper in Riverside, CA.

She is now reliving her childhood and tumultuous teen years in her stories, and writing her very own great American novel while she awaits the birth of her fourth grandchild.

Life is good!


The Next Big Wood Project
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ernest and Bo Dean are wood working geniuses who embark on their latest next big wood project. With a backwoods approach to life and the simpler life, they take you on their latest effort to stay known as the Michelangelos of their craft.
Can Hardly Wait to Come Here Next Year
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young woman learns that yes, you can come home again for Christmas, and that yes, it will probably remain the same as you remember from your childhood. It's just that sometimes, that's not such a good thing.
Ten Tips for the Newcomer at a Spirit Filled Church Service
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A true but tongue in cheek look at what it takes to survive a first (and subsequent) visits to a Spirit filled church service.
Five Poems About God
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Christian » General
Five random short poems about God
God is In to Instant Messaging
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
(5.00 from 1 review)
While a foolish mistake sends a 3000 pound vehicle barreling down a hill in a quiet neighborhood, God shows up and proves He's into instant messaging as far as prayer requests go.
Til Death Do Us Part and Even After That
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tale of a brother's dedication set in the time period of the Irish rebellion of the 1900s.
Lost Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It's 1964 and a young girl is whisked away from her beloved Ohio to California by parents who seem to care less that Christmas is just a few days away.

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Marina Rojas' favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Marina Rojas

  • Only the Dog Knows on April 01, 2012

    This story was delightful. I cringed at some of the spelling and grammar errors, but mostly really enjoyed this book and would love to see the characters again. Well thought out plot on the story.
  • Street of Angels on April 01, 2012

    I thought this book was outstanding. Really enjoyed reading it, got caught up in the characters and loved how the story plot worked itself all out in the end. Well written, I really enjoyed this.
  • The Wary Widow (Regency Historical Romance) on April 06, 2012

    This story was a good read. I found some of the story to be a little far fetched, but then, isn't that what a good romance novel is supposed to be? The characters grew to be quite likable and although I prefer my reads without adult content it is a book that I would recommend highly.
  • Oadie on May 12, 2012

    What a lovely tribute to a father's love!