About Marcia Gage:
Hello! My name is Marcia Gage. I have spent most of my life surrounded by books. Subsequently, I learned at an early age to love both reading and writing.
In my professional life I have worked in sales and retention, fundraising, training and management for arts, political, environmental organizations and for online universities. In all my positions I have experience in writing scripts, ads, training manuals and, of course, emails and letters to clients, students and donors.
I have an MS in Psychology and I am also a Master Herbalist. Throughout my studies in psychology I have written a number of papers focusing on eating disorders, health and wellness and alternative medicine.
Other interests include travel and experiencing different cultures, music, reading, food, gardening, politics and baseball. I enjoy incorporating my knowledge of classical music, herbalism, gardening, politics, travel and Psychology into my writing.
I also have experience designing and writing for websites and product pages. I have participated in online product, restaurant, hotel and travel reviews.
I am the author of three books: Buried Love; A Hoarder’s Journey, Soulmate Hunting After 40: The Mature Guide to Finding and Keeping Love and Happiness and the revised version for all adults, Soulmate Hunting: Beyond Clubbing: The Mature Guide to Finding and Keeping Love and Happiness.
I am the mother of four adult sons and five grandchildren and three step grandchildren. For the last several years, I have been living with my husband in a downtown high-rise in Minneapolis we love urban living and all it has to offer.
My husband and I are semi-retired and spend part of our time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and co-authoring a blog about our experience.
I believe that good writing consists of accuracy, creativity and in many cases, a sense of humor. My goal is to inform, inspire and entertain my audience.
What inspires you to write?
I love to write about things I am passionate about, health, psychology, relationships, and travel. I find I always learn a lot when researching for a new article, book, or story.
Tell us about your writing process.
Once an idea hits me I make a general outline, then do research, and add and edit as I complete each segment. And, of course, edit, edit, edit after that.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, sometimes I can’t wait to see what they will do next!
What advice would you give other writers?
If you love to write just do it. Don’t let money be your only motivation.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I go through Amazon for the price (free) and exposure.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think more and more books will be published online or self-published.
What do you use?: Ghostwriter, Co-writer
What genres do you write?: Fiction, Self-help, Psychology
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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