Marie Minnich


Marie Minnich is a creative thinker. She currently lives in Palm Springs, California with her mini-schnauzer, Max. She is a courageous writer who writes from the heart. She is also a fine art photographer, interior designer, pianista, and poet. Typically you can find her walking around Palm Springs, shooting pictures with her iPHONE and taking notes in her journal.

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


Bohemian Chic: Decorating with Vintage and Salvage
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Interior decorating
Bohemian Chic is supportive of the unique artisan, the found object, and the appearance of a nomadic lifestyle, even if that is not actually the case. It is a carefree and trendy style in interior design that is gaining great traction in our current, mobile society. This book unlocks some of the secrets of the current trend, with historical references.
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."
Flaming Flowers (and other poems)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This posthumously published volume of poetry, reminiscent of Rilke and Yeats, is a stunning achievement of a young woman, Mary Elizabeth Mickelsen, b. 1976-d. 2009. Ms. Mickelsen wrote from a deep emotional reservoir of thought based on the experiences of her all too brief, heroin addicted life.
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.