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August 9, 2020

   I remember the glorious days when I would write happily and feel the creativity just gushing out onto the page. My stories (even the spooky ones) were simple and sweet, filled with all the freshness and excitement from clear eyes and an uncluttered mind. I wrote wit...

July 22, 2020

   Hey everyone. Hope you're all doing okay during these strange, dystopian times. I don't really mind being at home. I don't see it as being cooped up because my home really is my sanctuary. There's quite a bit to do, and while some consider tidying a closet a chore,...

October 17, 2019

Life has thrown a few curveballs at me the last few months, but I'm taking a breather today to post version 2 of the SHROUD book trailer. Yeah yeah, I know some of you are saying, "but where are the other books, Marisa?!" 

All I can say is, all in good time. 

And lookie...

May 7, 2019

Hi everyone!

Recently, SHROUD was given a detailed review by the fabulous professional reader, Mrs. Y, and I'm thrilled that she graded it 95/100. I'm my greatest critic, and am often visited by my good friend, the imposter syndrome, so getting a good review just makes...

July 2, 2018

I do not have plot bunnies. I have plot mammoths.

I've identified 4 mammoths that I'm currently chasing. One already has its own cover. I wanted to trick myself into finishing the story quickly by purchasing the cover early. I love the cover, I gaze adoringly at it all...

June 25, 2018

Hi! *swats cobwebs away* 

My goodness. I've been very neglectful of this space, haven't I? Yeah, I was on Ramadhan break, then Eid happened along with some family stuff that I had to do. Oh what the heck, those are just excuses, right? If I had really wanted to blog/wri...

May 20, 2018

Is there a rule that disallows trade-published authors from supporting indie authors?

I see a lot of indie authors talking about (basically advertising, right?) or straight-out promoting books written by their trade-published peers, but I’ve never seen the opposite happ...

March 30, 2018

People ask, can writers make a good income?

My answer is, I think it depends on what you write. 

I've been a technical and non-fiction writer for over 25 years, and the income has been great.

As a fiction writer, though, it's a little tricky. I've been writing fiction sin...