M. Marinan


M. Marinan is comfortably located in Wellington, New Zealand: a city that ‘you can’t beat on a fine day’. (Disclaimer: there aren’t that many fine days, but she’s still there.)

She loves stories with adventure, drama and a happy ending, and writes in the same vein. She also likes beautiful things, nice people and carefully created art – the sort that looks as though it took effort, not like a toddler painted it with a brush stuck to their forehead. She also illustrates all her own work. It’s fun, she knows the characters...and she’s a bit cheap.

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

Where to find M. Marinan online


Fairytale Memoirs
Not-so-traditional fairytales with realism, humour and of course, happily-ever-after. Each story takes place in the same universe, but can be read on its own.

Viola Sends Her Regrets

Price: $3.49 USD.
Across Time & Space
Three time periods collide in a universe not quite like our own, where science meets the supernatural. A fast-paced young adult adventure.

The Eternity Stone

Price: Free!

Mountain of Glass

Price: $0.99 USD.

Desert of Fire

Price: $3.49 USD.

Desert of Ice

Price: $3.49 USD.


Viola Sends Her Regrets
Series: Fairytale Memoirs. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 96,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Viola knows that she isn’t the prettiest girl in the room, or the most popular. That honour goes to her stepsister Nellie, who was spoiled rotten by her late father, but who is also as beautiful as an angel and charming enough to get whatever she wants. And right now, what Nellie wants is to go to the royal ball. Little does Viola know what the far-reaching consequences of that desire will be...
The Mostly Forgotten Memoirs of Rose Red
Series: Fairytale Memoirs. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 98,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
One simple choice can change your life forever… Left penniless by her father’s death, Rose-Red lives in a cottage in the woods outside a small, unimportant village along with her twin sister and mother. Life seems small and unimportant too, right up until the night a very special, hairy visitor knocks on their door…
Desert of Ice
Series: Across Time & Space. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 115,590. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Across Time & Space Book 4. Ash, George and Anne are now centuries apart, each caught in separate adventures – if you could call an insane asylum or a rioting crowd an ‘adventure’. But in the massive, futuristic city of Lile, 2598 AD, Coryn is in serious need of help. Paths are about to cross, and life is about to get very, very dangerous…
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,430. 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: 125,890. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
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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