T.L. McDonald


T.L. McDonald lives in Ohio with her husband, her three wonderful children, and her little miniature pinscher Lola (who thinks she's a big beast.) When she's not spending time with her family or friends, she can often be found staring at the computer screen as she writes new material (okay sometimes she's actually just surfing her newsfeed on Facebook or Twitter), curled up with a good book, or occasionally binge watching an entire series on Netflix. Although T.L. has been writing since her childhood, Marked is her very first published novel and now that she's gotten this far, she has no plans of stopping. Nothing makes her happier than knowing she's put something out into the world for people to enjoy.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading. Lots and lots of reading. There's just so many great books out there. And if I'm not reading then I'm spending time with my family and friends or catching up on my favorite tv shows.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Emails and Facebook ads mostly. But I also like to just browse on various sites such as here on Smashwords.
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The Marked
The Marked Series is about a girl who’s been thrown into a world she never in her wildest dreams would have imagined existed and her struggles in trying to cope with her new reality. She goes from being a wallflower who is starting to crush on her best friend, to witnessing a murder by someone who may not be exactly human, to then being marked with a mysterious symbol by the dying boy. A symbol that turns her life upside down as she experiences memories that aren’t her own and uncovers a secret so dangerous (and closer to home that she could ever realize) that it just might start the apocalypse.
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Series: The Marked. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,380. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Hanna did the only thing she could do—she stabbed Jared through the heart to stop the apocalypse. But she was too late. The Fallen were released, and now that Jared has ascended, they intend on using his blood to complete their plan to end the world. Will Hanna be able to convince him he’s not the monster he believes himself to be, or will he give into darkness and truly become The Destroyer?
Series: The Marked. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,050. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Simple and ordinary is the dream; complicated and terrifying is the reality. Branded with a new symbol Hanna fights tooth and nail and even fate itself to keep her best friend (The Chosen One) safe and on the right path as his powers set to awaken on his 18th birthday. But nothing is ever easy and Hanna questions whether or not we get to choose our own fate, or if it's already been chosen for us.
Series: The Marked. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,460. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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What could go wrong hanging out at a club with friends? Apparently a lot. Witnessing a murder, Hanna Harper is branded with a mystical symbol by the dying boy containing a secret powerful enough to bring about the apocalypse. Now fallen angels are after her and the secret she's been entrusted to keep. And if they get it, the whole world just might end.