Her own struggles with anorexia nervosa and depression are the catalyst and inspiration for her writing, which has given many women the support and encouragement needed to change their thinking and their lives.
Marie is passionate about travel and learning, and some of her memorable experiences have been graduate studies in literature, as well as living abroad in Germany. Marie currently lives in Italy, where she enjoys eating with the locals at little trattorias.
What inspires you to write?
Writing has always been a way to figure something out; to come to terms with a “problem” I’ve encountered. When I was overcoming anorexia and depression, I turned to writing as a way to understand my experiences and find meaning and truth within them. Even after my healing from these mental illnesses, I continue to use writing as a way to understand the world around me, and my perception of it.
Tell us about your writing process.
I basically commit to writing every day, and come rain or shine, I sit down and write. I can’t say I’m very structured in my approach, and when I feel myself getting stuck, I usually go wash my dishes or sweep the floor, and try to get the creative juices flowing again.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never stop believing in yourself and the message you want to share. Sure, there are plenty of writers out there, and they may be sharing a similar message, but they will NEVER share it the way you will! And this is the magic that you need to share and release into this big, beautiful world of ours.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m a bit stubborn and independent, so it only felt natural to me to self-publish through Create Space and KDP. Plus, I’m impatient and didn’t want to wait for a publishing house to accept my book!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s wonderful that authors have the freedom to self-publish and that, thanks to the internet, we all have so much more access to indie authors. That being said, quantity doesn’t equal quality, and so, although books are prolific and widely available at low prices, I hope books won’t start to loose their value as literary works of art!
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction, Self-Help, Personal Growth
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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