The Truth About the Spin-Offs

I recently read this fantastic post by the fabulous Kristen Ashley, in which she describes why it’s okay to read outside the genre or subgenre you usually read. I LOVE this post. I don’t just mean I love brilliant Kristen Ashley (which I do, and whose books I absolutely adore and own in ebook, paperback, […]

Be Yourself

Here’s a Sunday reminder: #BeYourself. I’ve gotten better at learning my physical limits. Hell, I’ve gotten better at accepting I have physical limits at all (having chronic health issues sucks). I’ve learned to prioritize what I need and what my body needs over the needs of others. There are certain people in my life who […]

Positive Mindsets

It’s something I’ve written about before, but I was reminded of this recently. As someone who’s struggled a lot through their life on various levels, I’ve often felt like my life was doomed to stay on negative paths. When your brain is so used to things going wrong, it just assumes everything will, and so […]

Goals & Future Publishing Schedule

Now that I’ve published Ripple, the second in the Seaside Valleria series, I wanted to give you a quick look and what’s coming up next. I wrote a little bit about it in this post, and I gave my newsletter subscribers a few more details, so I’m sharing them here now, too. Every year around […]

Wednesday Inspiration (and Thank You!)

There’s only 7 days left in my #100Days series! Since next Wednesday will be my wrap-up post for the series, here’s a final W-Inspiration Wednesday. THANK YOU to all of you who have purchased my books this year, followed or read the blog, or engaged with me on social media. I just had a lovely […]

Believe in Yourself

Thursday Reminder… ~xoxo Marianne This is Post 87 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife. P.S. – Shameless Plug Time! Ripple (Persy & Sully) (Seaside Valleria #2), is coming out next Tuesday, July 3rd! If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can do so via the links below. Amazon: http://geni.us/SV2AZ iBooks: http://geni.us/SV2iBooks Nook: http://geni.us/SV2Nook Kobo: http://geni.us/SV2Kobo Google: http://geni.us/SV2Google Goodreads: http://geni.us/SV2Goodreads

Want vs. Am – Fear Post 5

There’s another part to overcoming fear, and that’s your mindset and how you view yourself. Learning to recognize or delve into the root of our fears is important, but just as important is changing your mindset about your fears. Thinking you won’t succeed at something won’t help you succeed. Some people say that positive thinking […]

New Release! (and Fictional Fear – Fear Post 4)

Before we continue with my series on overcoming fear, let’s celebrate a new release! Rush, Hector & Millie’s story, the first in my Seaside Valleria series, is out now! “I’m messed up,” she confessed. He’d probably figured that out, but she needed to say it. “I know, baby,” he said softly. “That doesn’t turn me […]

Fear of Success – Fear Post 3

I’m continuing my overcoming fear series with a post on fear of success. There are many things in life that you can be afraid to succeed at, from more mundane things like keeping your desk clean (I don’t always succeed at that one) to bigger goals like being a kickass aunt to my nieces (I […]