About

Marquessa is a storyteller.

A voracious reader at an early age, she discovered that the pages of a novel could be a sweet escape into exciting worlds beyond her own. Little House on The Prairie, Nancy Drew and Sweet Valley High were just a few of her favorite books growing up. It was only when she fell in love with “I Know Why The Caged Birds” that she realized just how hungry she was for characters who looked more like her and narratives closer to what she could relate.

She quickly realized that she had the power to write the kinds of characters she wanted to see more of, like the characters in “How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents“, “Coffee Will Make You Black” and “The Joy Luck Club” and many others books that influenced her preference for novels with more of a cultural component.

Marquessa’s primary goal is to be a voice for characters that are just as beautiful and important as what is often considered as “more mainstream”. Her stories focus on contemporary career-minded and professional women who reflect modern day society and who just happen to be of a different “diverse” backgrounds.

Marquessa’s second goal is to cater to women want to see a little bit of themselves in the characters and stories she pens – stories that can be light & fluffy, dark and emotional, romantic and sexy and sometimes even inspirational.

When she is not out saving the world, Marquessa can be found curled up in bed with her laptop, chilling to one of her 70’s or 80’s playlists with a hot mug of something as she brainstorms the next cliffhanger to keep you coming back for more.

Marquessa is currently working on overcoming her indecisiveness on which project to finalize first so if you would like to keep up with her updates, sign up for her newsletter here.

Right now, the best place to reach out to her is on Instagram.

312 thoughts on “About

  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. πŸ™‚

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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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    1. 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 πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting me over at my blog πŸ™‚ I would say you have quite a neat blog yourself πŸ™‚
    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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        1. No worries at all! I know that others love to share the love and it is wonderful. But I soon realized that it was taking me away from my goal – answering questions is a lot of work! πŸ™‚ Cheers and Blessings”

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