About Me

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WHO I AM AND WHY I WRITE FICTION

My name is Marquessa and I’m a storyteller.  I have been writing fiction ever since I learned to read. As a child, I would always find myself lost deep within the library stacks, spending hours reading first chapters of novels before checking them out – if they weren’t “just right”, they couldn’t come home with me. I quickly realized that I held the power within my favorite pen to create my own world of characters and that I could write the stories I wanted to read more of.

WHAT I WRITE

I prefer not to label my writing but if I had to, I would say that my style is contemporary fiction and women’s fiction. I write stories about people just like you and me, wrestling with the emotional rollercoasters of family, love and relatable issues. But I was raised on a healthy diet of soap opera so my stories always provide romantic elements, a little suspense, “feels” and a level of escapism that may leave you wanting a sequel – which is a good thing because I’m incapable of shutting down the “story voices” in my head!

WHY I BLOG

Though it’s a challenge to blog and prioritize my fiction writing, I blog to maintain my wonderful exchanges with the great community of readers and fellow writers I have met since being on WP. It’s a great way to keep a writing habit through different writing challenges online. I’m also currently hosting a weekly Lyrical Fiction Friday Challenge where I encourage music-lyric-loving writers to participate.

OTHER TOTALLY RANDOM TIDBITS ABOUT ME

I create my best ideas when the world of the world is asleep. I drink too much sugar in my coffee. I’m a podcast, DIY home improvement and organizing junkie.

I will bust a move to my favorite songs if the feeling strikes, usually when no one is around (I said “usually”). I am a foodie who rarely cooks anymore. If you ask to “borrow” a book from my collection, I will try to find any excuse to dissuade you or make you sign a “promise to return it in good condition” waiver.

My favorite color is purple and my favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk (but I refuse to spend $5.99 for 500mls). Summer is my season and whenever a travel opportunity pops up, you’ll find me at the nearest beach under a palm tree with my writing notebook.

WHAT I’M WORKING ON RIGHT NOW

I’m currently working on edits to my novella called, “Living To Die”, the story of Kate who learns that she is ill and takes a trip to Hawaii as part of her bucket list. The story does end with a twist so if you are interested in reading the unedited draft version, you can get a taste of it on this page of my blog.

Feel free to browse my blog for other fiction. If you enjoy my writing style, you can join my mailing list to receive insider news, future freebies and beta-reader opportunities. You can find me across other social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram , Facebook as a “friend” and at my Facebook Page.
Marquessa  xoxo

Disclaimers and Copyright information:  This is a personal blog written and edited by me. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to me and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that I may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company or individual. All images and content are copyrighted by me, except where explicit credit and/or references to another person’s material has been made and to which I have absolutely no copyrights. If you reblog, share or use excerpts of my blog content, you must give full and clear credit to me,  and with the appropriate and specific direction back to my original content (expressly written and/or by pingback and/or hyperlink). If you use my original content/work and claim it as your own by unauthorized use or duplication, I will take appropriate legal action.

 

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277 thoughts on “About Me

  1. It was nice to read about you. (It was a little hard to concentrate, though, because of that loud music you’re listening to.) I’m in the middle of doing Blogging 101 now, so I know how that feels. I love that picture up there in your banner, by the way.

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  2. Hi Marquessa! I nominated you for an award and then I saw your comment on your blog being an award-free zone. Oops. So sorry! Awards aside, I’d like you to know how I love our exchanges. Thanks for the words of encouragement you leave on my posts! ❤

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  3. Don’t like hockey?!?! Well, I’ll still follow you but I am skeptical. BTW, have you ever read the Temperance Brennan books by Kathy Reichs? That’s my only experience with Montreal, so I assume everyone there is a forensic anthropologist with a hot policeman boyfriend. Probably incorrect, huh?

    I love your about post. You have inspired me to beef mine up.

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  4. I just finished watching episode 2 Season 5 of the olitz saga and I was like 😱 did that just happen. I watch it less for the romantic byline and more for some of the character dialogue they sprout forth the most insightful (occasionally demented sometimes downright psychotic) soliloquies and monologues and rants (esp daddy Pope, That TV presenter, Huck, Cyrus)

    anyhoo got carried away, interesting about page ^_^ glad stumbled across your blog.

    ~B

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  5. Those were interesting facts about you. I can tell how passionate you are in the things that you do. I am also old school when it comes to writing. I would still choose pen and notebook. But you know, we have to live with the contemporary and have to write using computers sometimes. Nothing bad about it.

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  6. Wow! I navigated through your blog and it’s quite interesting reading some of your posts. I like your quote – “Life is just a story. And I’ve got a pen.” You captured it so well, writers pen down the stories of life that they love. It’s nice to meet you on this commenting bootcamp. 🙂

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  7. Hi, love your post, and I love your banner. Wow what an image.
    I’ve just taken up writing again too, after many, many, years. Strangely I’ve found I love writing poetry and short stories, neither of which I’ve ever written before. It’s amazing what you can do when you allow yourself permission to go for it.
    Ruth

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  8. Hi Marquessa, I stopped by your site to read the post on the Ava DuVernay Barbie. I’m definitely buying one for my little girl (and one for myself). It’s money well spent:) Just wanted to say I really enjoyed your about page, the other blogs I’ve read so far and I’m looking forward to following. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Blessings, Crystal

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    • Hi Crystal, I just commented on your most recent post. It was awesome and inspiring! I would love to get a doll like that too (just because) but I highly doubt if I could find it up here in Canada. Maybe the next time I travel through the USA. Have a great night!

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. I actually laughed out loud when I saw Days of our Lives. My parents are hooked on that show. They get so angry with some of the characters, but can’t stop watching. You are right about the writing of soap operas. I look forward to reading your blog.

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  10. To Be Human
    is to fall in love over and over,
    to never give up on any of them,
    to cry for the inhumanity, and try to
    overcome all that surrounds us by creating
    a closeness with those in proximity, both
    geographical and philosophical. It is to
    carry those loves in our heart, flooding our
    minds no matter how gone they are. And
    to put others’ needs first, understand their
    flaws, work on our own so we can be
    better helpers. It is to take it all in and
    follow our dreams no matter how preposterous;
    to pull apart another brown paper bag and
    to write it all out, no matter how choppy.
    So take my hand and make it all better
    before I repeat the painful parts until
    I can no longer act. To struggle past
    obstructions and obligations, self-imposed and
    expected; to wallow in joy, build strength and
    change what we can for the better. To give.

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  11. Marquessa, those are a set of very adorable cheeks you have 🙂 Thanks for visiting me over at my blog 🙂 I would say you have quite a neat blog yourself 🙂
    I rarely use this sentence but beauty with brains and talent is a very rare combination, I’m glad to meet a few..definitely a girl worth knowing.
    So glad to meet you CC (ChubbyCheeks)

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