M. Marinan


I’m a human female (or so my doctor assures me) and I’m comfortably located in Wellington, New Zealand: a city that ‘you can’t beat on a fine day’. Every other day…no comment. I’m still here, aren’t I?

I like beautiful things, good food, nice people, and stories that make me feel good. I also like art (the sort that looks like it took effort, not like a toddler painted it with a brush stuck to their forehead) and I illustrate all my own work – because it’s fun, because I know the characters, and because I’m a bit cheap.

Thanks to Massey University for making me feel qualified to publish my own work (and for giving me a student debt that will follow me into my old age. It was worth it).

Where to find M. Marinan online


Desert of Fire
Series: Across Time & Space. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 100,720. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Across Time & Space Book 3. It starts with a wedding, but could end with a funeral… Ash and George are newly married, taking advantage of the remnant gateways to live across two centuries, while Anne is happily chasing immortality on the Mountain of Glass. So far, so good. But they’re all about to find out that life is never straightforward when time travel and the Other realm collide…
Breaking the Glass Slipper
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 90,420. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Valentina hates fairytales - happily-ever-after is for people with no problems. Luckily for her, she's just moved to the fabulous Sweetheart Island Resort to start afresh. Sure, it might have more androids and actors than real people, and her new fiance might have a rather nasty secret, and the owners are DEFINITELY up to something sinister...but it's a resort! What could possibly go wrong?
Mountain of Glass
Series: Across Time & Space. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,410. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Across Time & Space Book 2. After escaping the Queen’s grasp in 2155 AD, Ash, George and Anne find themselves reluctant flatmates in the twenty-first century – no ID, no money, and apparently forgotten by friends and enemies alike. But when another bizarre twist of fate leads the trio out of Ash’s time and into just about everywhere else, they discover that they're not so forgotten after all...
The Eternity Stone
Series: Across Time & Space. Price: Free! Words: 125,870. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Across Time & Space Book 1. Ash, George and Anne are unlikely companions, not least because they were born five hundred years apart. Taken from their own times for unknown purposes, they must find out where they are, how they got there, and more importantly, how to get away. The answers lie in the nearby village of Iversley, which hides a very BIG secret…

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