Marie Minnich


Marie Minnich is a creative entrepeneur and author. Currently she lives in Palm Springs, California with her mini-schnauzer, Max. You can typically find Marie hiking in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains with Max, shooting digital photography and dreaming of other worlds.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
As a creative, my fans mean everything to me. For me, the creative process is an energy loop. I pour my heart, soul and mind into my creative endeavors, be it writing, poetry, design, or photography; consequently my fans receive this energy, and hopefully get something from it, and send the energy back to me, which in turn inspires me to be creative again, in an endless, beautiful creative loop. Without my fans, I am nothing. The slightest signs of encouragement mean the world to me. Negative reviews cut me to the quick, but I try to incorporate the negative energy too and transmute it to something beautiful, so something good can come of that too.
What are you working on next?
I'm pretty eclectic, so my next project is still forming in my heart. I'm working on my life and projects appear.
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Where to buy in print


Dharma Woman: Reflections of a Modern Buddhist Woman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation
Dharma Woman delves into the 59 precepts of the Lojong, Buddhist principles for study and meditation, as a basis for this commentary. The author illuminates with wit and wisdom the difficulties of following the buddhist path of mindfulness and meditation, compassion and loving kindness, as a daily practice when faced with the circumstances and challenges of living in the secular world.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,470. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Urban
Brilliant Casey Cavanaugh is a poet, a writer and a junkie. She yearns to overcome her addiction and pursue her dream of becoming a professor of literature. She struggles night and day, but is losing the deadly battle. Her twin brother Chaz wants to save her. But he's powerless over her demons. As Casey succumbs to her addiction, Chaz faces his own hard choices.
All Gods Are Flawed
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A troubled young woman is on a journey of self realization She walks down a street in Santa Monica, California and meets the old gods. One by one, they hold conversations in the local Starbucks that consequently begin to unravel the dilemmas and mysteries of her all too human life. It's a totally modern story that reveals age old archetypes of knowledge and wisdom.
The Grief Chronicles: With You in My Eyes Like Flaming Flowers: A Survivors Guide to Death by Overdose
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
This is the story of one mother's grief recovery after her daughters overdose death in 2009. In her own words, "So to you, fellow grief travelers, I say, be tough in your own little way. Pull on your sturdy grief knapsack with all the sturdy grief supplies in it, ropes and pulleys, and trudge your way up the grief mountain. Because I’ll be waiting for you at the top."
My Daughter's Addiction-A Thief in the Family (Hardwired for Heroin)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,560. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
A gripping and compelling story of one mothers journey raising her heroin addicted daughter. On the night of August 22, 2009, her beloved 32-year old daughter died from heroin overdose. Despite all the sorrow, this story is neither gloomy nor depressing, but rather an unflinching account of one woman's life, and her daughter whom she did not abandon to the bitter end.

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Smashwords book reviews by Marie Minnich

  • Road Service - Getting you back on track to realizing your dreams! on Aug. 24, 2011

    This is a well written book that immediately grabbed my attention. It is short, but gave me some motivational tools that I need right now. It's a brief little "uplifter" for a down moment. I enjoyed it. I didn't like the little push at the end to market the author's business; which is why I didn't give it five stars. Either it's a book or a marketing piece. Nonetheless, certainly worth the money.