This Week’s Author: Marie Long
Note: Photos taken from Amazon and author’s page.
I met Marie Long at the LLS convention I attend during the summer. She’s very sweet and very talented. I’m a very socially awkward person, but I always felt at ease talking to her. I can’t explain it. She just puts off a soothing presence. She’s very talented as well. I’m glad that I met her and watch her growth as an artist. I can’t wait to see the great things she has in store for us from here forward!
From The Author:
Hey there! I’m Marie. I’m not your typical author, in that I am all over the place when it comes to my writing! I write in various genres under various pen names, which means I might have a book to suit your fancy! I love meeting new readers and nerding out on all things books!
Writing has been something I always loved to do since I was first able to write as a kid. I love telling imaginative stories and sharing them with the world. Now that I am a published author, I’ve made that dream into a reality!
I got serious with my publishing back in 2011 when I released my gothic fantasy novella, The Necromancer’s Apprentice by R.M. Prioleau. I was so nervous when I published that book for the first time on Amazon, Smashwords and all the other big platforms. I knew there was no turning back, and after that moment, I was even more hooked on writing.
In addition to writing, I am a huge gaming and manga/anime nerd. I love all things video games, D&D, and manga. Prior to publishing books, I also had a few of my own manga published. I really want to return to my art in full again, but there is only so much time in a day!
Other lifestyle activities I am involved in martial arts, basketball, and tennis. Health and fitness is a huge part of my life, and I think it’s important for all authors to practice good health and self-care, especially when most of us sit at a desk for long periods of time.
My current obsession has been returning to my publishing roots of where it all began. I’m writing a fantasy story for my patrons on Patreon and sharing the progress as I go. It’s the first time I’m doing this, but I have been enjoying it so far. I hope my readers have, also! Fantasy has been my most favorite genre to write, because of my nerdy background and crazy imagination. But I’ve found that readers have been falling in love with almost all of my characters, no matter what book I write, and that’s what matters to me the most.
I hope in my large collection of books, you will find a series that you will enjoy. That is what my company, Chikara Press is all about–Falling in love with your next great story.
I have three new releases planned for 2023. My paranormal romance, Pinstripes will debut at Spacecoast Booklovers Convention in June. I also have a surprise Urban Fantasy release coming to the Literary Love Savannah Convention in August. Then, later in the year, I am hoping to have the third book of my Plainclothes Tootsie mystery series released. Lots of stuff is happening, and I can’t wait to share it with my readers!
Support me on patreon: www.pateron.com/chikarapress
Discover your next great story at Chikara Press: www.chikarapress.com
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Marie Long. I’m looking forward to seeing her at LLS this year. I fully encourage you to check out her books!
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