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Author Interview on Because Reading Site!

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I had the pleasure of visiting the Because Reading site in an author interview yesterday.  It seems to be copy-protected, but if you click the link above or go below, you can check it out! http://www.becausereading.com/as-maria-lavendar/ Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a romance author. I am from a small town in the Midwest, and I have been writing stories since I was a child. I have published nineteen books. Can you tell us about the characters in Upon Your Honor? Sure. Chloe Waverly is a young woman who is in a very precarious position so she decides to stow aboard a clipper ship bound for New Orleans. Gabriel Hill is the gentleman who discovers her. Once the introductions are out of the way, he decides to escort her on her journey. Unbeknownst to him, an old enemy is on Chloe’s trail. What made you want to write a book? I’ve always loved writing. As aforementioned, I always wrote stories. I had all of these works in progress and one day, I d

Mark your calendars! My radio interview on The Author Show is airing July 29th!

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My radio interview on The Author Show airs July 29th. Mark your calendars! http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow.html

Musings: Character Days: Chloe Waverly from Upon Your Honor...

Chloe Waverly from UPON YOUR HONOR gets a spotlight today on Snow Tigra's blog... Musings: Character Days: Chloe Waverly from Upon Your Honor... : Still recovering from San Japan (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) but here's my weekly feature of character days ^__^ Character Days: Chloe Waverly f...

Marie Lavender's Writing in the Modern Age: International Authors' Day plus a Giveaway

A post about International Authors' Day, some new authors to check out and a book giveaway!  What more could you want? Marie Lavender's Writing in the Modern Age: International Authors' Day plus a Giveaway : If you haven't noticed yet, I was taking a bit of a hiatus this month from the blog.  Obviously, that didn't really happen...

UPON YOUR HONOR Chapter 1 on Eat Sleep Write

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June 30, 2014 Upon Your Honor - Chapter 1 by Marie Lavender August 27, 1891 Chloe Waverly made her way along the gangway of the dark ship, trying her best to look as inconspicuous as possible in a pair of brown trousers, a matching coat, cap, and boots. The starch in the fabric made her skin itch, and the clothing felt large on her small body. She had always cursed her size. She hated that she wasn’t as tall as other women around her age. At nineteen, she was very petite with a cloud of blonde tresses flowing around her heart-shaped face and hazel eyes. It was difficult to hide her hair underneath the cap she wore. She needed to look like a sailor or at least a man that belonged there. This was the last place she was supposed to be and, fortunately, the last place Lamonte Beckett would search. The man she was betrothed to would be angry when he discovered her missing. That house was the last place she wanted to be. Ever since her father’s passing a few months before,

"The War Inside" - New poem

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The War Inside Dark secrets, ghosts in the machine, tool of demise, the demise of our souls, who we are at the core. We never think about the war inside,  trouble in our minds, a heart’s conflict. When the war is over, what is left? How do you pick up the pieces of your life? You just try. Lift your head up, your voice will be heard. Let your conscience be heard till we… Live better, Breathe better. Moral codes are fine, but to be human is to err. Forgive first.  Humanity. That is also important.  

Character Interview: Jessie from MAGICK & MOONLIGHT on Snow Tigra's Blog

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Character Days: Jessie Anderson from Magick & Moonlight Tell me a little about yourself and the world you live in.    I live in a Victorian cottage in Yachats, Oregon.  It is a pretty small town where everyone is involved in everyone else’s business. Do you like your job?   Yes, I love it.  I run a gift and candle shop in town.  I love being my own boss. Tell us about your single most important memory.  What was it and how does it affect you now?   When I was young and very eager to do spells, my grandmother would ground me with other practices first.  She taught me to love gardening.  She said, “First we must love and respect nature in all its forms.  Only then can you understand who you are.”  Since then, I have loved nature.  I love going for walks in the forest and I especially love the drastic weather changes.  It is like the God and Goddess are trying to tell us something. What type of person are you?  Are you a