Michigan Avenue Media Inc.

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Marsha Casper Cook is an Agent, Award-winning Script Writer, Novelist, Writing Coach, Speaker, Media Release Specialist, BlogTalkRadio Personality and Founder of Michigan Avenue Media.

From romance and inspirational to adventure and fiction, Marsha has more than 20 years of experience in the writing industry. Overall, there are about 10 books, five of which are children’s and 11 feature-length screenplays published and written under her name. She just started writing under Lady Jane Sinclair sharing her work with a different audience. She also writes her screenplays under the name Max Irving. Her grandfather’s name was Max and her father’s name was Irving. So as you can see she loves to change and have fun with her writing.

Wanting to help writers reach their goals, Marsha founded the literary agency Marcus Bryan & Associates in 1996, and achieved signatory status from Writers Guild of America (WGA) within two years. In that capacity, she has represented more than 100 screenwriters and authors, and has also optioned books to movie production companies.

Marsha has spoken about her work and the craft of writing to a wide range of audiences including bookstores, schools, art museums and local cable networks, and will continue to speak to those interested in learning how to navigate the publishing and movie industry.

The Busy Bus
No Clues No Shoes - also Audio
The Magical Leaping Lizard - also Audio
Snack Attack -also Audio
I Wish I Was A Brownie- also Audio

Non Fiction
To Life

Fiction
Love Changes - Book reviews on www.michiganavenuemedia.com
Grand Central Station

http://www.marshacaspercook.com
http://www.worldofinknetwork.com

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of a new idea or a conversation with one of my characters gets me up and never leaves me, no matter what happens during the day. I'm really happy when my characters talk among themselves and I listen. I love talking to people and so do my characters which keeps me going into all hours of the night, but I LOVE IT!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I go to to movies and am constantly watching TV SHOWS listening to the way the lines are read by the characters on the shows. That keeps me on my toes and allows me to dream of my new characters and what they will say or do.
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Guilty Pleasures - Sometimes It Feels Good to Be Bad
You set the price! Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017 by Michigan Avenue Media Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Meet Dr. Lilly Peters - doctor by day, elite paid escort by night. Lilly isn't really cut out to be an escort, because she keeps getting emotionally attached to her clients. Her world is turned upside down when her friend and escort boss is murdered. This short romance novella has it all - sex, murder, drugs, deceit, greed, romance and true love.
Grand Central Station - Some Relationships Are Just Meant to Be
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,940. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016 by Michigan Avenue Media Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A famous child psychologist, who has authored several bestselling books on raising children, discovers he doesn’t know as much as he thought he did when he meets a pediatrician and mother of three. Neither of them imagined how their lives would change when they shared a flight headed for Las Vegas for a medical convention.
The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015 by Michigan Avenue Media Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
(5.00)
The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion is a fun imaginative read for early and more advanced readers. It was Isabella Pimpinella's last chance to show her friends she could do something great. But the clock struck twelve and no one came to her party she was so disappointed. She thought her life was ruined, but then something wonderful happened and the night became magical.
I Wish I Was a Brownie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015 by Michigan Avenue Media Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Body, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Chippy isn’t happy with who he is and wants to be a brownie. With help from his teacher, Mrs. Chipster, he realizes he can be happy with who he is, if he believes in himself. Children will not only relate to what has happened to Chippy they will be pleased as they see sad Chippy become happy being himself.
No Clues, No Shoes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 by Michigan Avenue Media Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Addison is feeling lonely because he has just moved into a new neighborhood, and then he meets Emelina. At first, they have nothing in common and don’t see eye to eye on anything. A few weeks after A few weeks after they meet, they are surprised to find out that they both signed up for Jr. Detective School. They end up teaming up to solve their fist case.
Addison Apple in ... Snack Attack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Michigan Avenue Media Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
(5.00)
We all know children love candy and sometimes they eat too much. "Snack Attack” is a fun, creative look at nutrition that shows children that eating well is a matter of making the right choices.
The Busy Bus — A Collection of Short Children's Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011 by Michigan Avenue Media Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
(5.00)
The Busy Bus is a short collection of children’s poetry. It’s great for children of all ages and every poem is about a different subject. Several of the poems ease into a small but meaningful lesson in life. This book is light and airy and introduces children to some very funny characters such as Big Fat Priscilla The Cat, Perculiar Pete, Messy Bessy, Uncle Edward Pig and Isabella Pimpinella


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  • Addison Apple in ... Snack Attack on June 08, 2011

    Denise Spooner commented on your link. Denise wrote: "This is a fabulous book that should be on EVERY child's reading shelf. It teaches a valuable lesson in obeying parents, caring for one's own health and much more. Just buy it, you WON'T be disappointed. I read it to the children I am a nanny for and the parents love it as much as the children do. he illustrations are colorful and eye catching and Marsha has done a fabulous job at capturing a child's attention in a most important way. It will change the way your child views what you say in a new way. Great book! Amazing author! You can find all her books on Amazon."
  • The Busy Bus — A Collection of Short Children's Poems on June 12, 2011

    5.0 out of 5 stars The Busy Bus, May 29, 2010 By Fran Lewis "Fran and Bertha" - See all my reviews (VINE VOICE) This review is from: The Busy Bus - A Collection of Short Children's Poems (Paperback) The Busy Bus: A collection of Children's Poems By author Marsha Casper Cook There are many ways to teach kids how to love poems and want to read them. There are also many creative ways to help drive many lessons and points home without them knowing it. In the collection of humorous poems called The Busy Bus, Peculiar Pete takes adults and children on a humorous, innovative and wild poetry ride filled with silly, heartwarming and creative poems to just make you smile. The poem, The Perfect Wish is one of my favorites as the narrator wishes for a day just to have fun in a pool, to swim and hope that someone will grant his/her wish just once. I would love that too. Do Re Mi Fa So La must have been written for everyone, like myself who always wanted to sing like Pink or Madonna but in reality when they tried sounded like a lemon on a really sour day. Off key would not describe my voice when I had to get up in my Voice class in college and sang a simple tune. Everyone stifled his or her laughs until I burst out hysterical laughing. My face might have turned a bright red like a red apple and I felt like running from the room, but I looked at the humorous side of things. How many people could ruin Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? For that I would always be famous. Yes, it could happen to you. From poems that every girl can identify with like The Brat, who tells why her sister definitely did not look like her to Nasty Miss Masters the teacher who never had to worry about discipline these poems are what every child and adult should read on a day when you just need to laugh, smile and read some great poetry. Lizzie McGee is a great poem to teach everyone that you can't change or pick your family or make a witch mean. Poems about Hiccups, Giggle Giggle Cheer, and Hit, Miss or Duck that teaches you if you keep trying you might succeed. Author Marsha Casper Cook along with Peculiar Pete take us on a giggly, funny, humorous bus ride into the land of poetry. Each illustration will help even the non- reader to enjoy, understand and embrace each poem. For the child in everyone read this great book, give a copy to your school's librarian, take one to your public library and buy a few copies for your kids, grandkids and friends. All three of these great children's books should be on the shelf in every school library, classroom library, public library and your own personal children's library at home. I give all three books: Five Gold Stars. Fran Lewis: Reviewer