I’m very excited to hand my blog over to T.B. Markinson for this post. I won’t say too much and let you read on, but I’m half way through her new book, A Woman Lost, and am loving it. Her voice is amazing.
Today Tania has been gracious enough to let me kidnap her blog for a day. I can’t remember who visited the other first, but for over two years we have been blogging buddies. During that time we both learned that the other was writing a book. We encouraged each other and listened when the other was having a bad day. Writing can be lonely. Very lonely. And not everyone understands when you lock yourself up in a room that you are actually working. Even when an author isn’t pounding away on the keyboard, work is being done. Maybe we aren’t the most productive during these moments, but problems are being solved. Characters and stories are growing inside our minds. Completing a book takes time, patience, and perseverance. And in my case lots of chocolate and trips to the pub.
When I found out Tania’s book was coming in August, I was tickled pink. I know how hard she worked. And I was happy that both of us would be releasing our first novels during the same time period.
My ebook, A Woman Lost, is available now on Amazon. In addition, I’ve launched a new blog, Making My Mark, where I’ll chronicle my self-publishing journey, interview authors, have guest posts, and review books. What I’ve discovered about the writing world is that authors are usually really kind people. We encourage each, promote each other, and cheer each other on. I love it.
Here’s the synopsis of A Woman Lost:
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.
Despite’s Lizzie’s insistence that her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her mom and the entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?
Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.
Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?
T. B. Markinson is a 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. A Woman Lost is her debut novel.
Thanks Tania for hosting me today. And I wish you the best of luck with your novel. And I don’t mean to put pressure on you, but when is the second one coming out. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
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