Writing is a way of life for me, a culture in which I've chosen to immerse myself, to spend my days.
I still consider myself a novelist, but lately I've been writing poetry - the micro kind. I find it delightful to focus on a single thought, a single image or two, to pay attention to the minute details of life, the microcosm. In the process, I am learning the art of haiku and tanka. Several of my micro-poems have recently appeared in journals, or are scheduled to appear, including work in Zen Space, Skylark, The Bamboo Hut Vol. 1 & 2; The Poetry Nook; Bright Stars, An Organic Tanka Anthology, Vol. 1 & 2; Bones, and A Hundred Gourds. Some of my short poems can be read on my Twitter timeline @mariannpaul and longer poems online at VerseWrights.
I've recently finished a short story collection. The book brings together short stories I have had published over the years. I've made the book available as a free download for a limited time - a virtual book launch, so to speak. Use the coupon code CK98H at the checkout at smashwords.com to receive a free download of Becoming Animal. You can also purchase the book through other platforms such as iBooks. For electronic copies of my novels and poetry, visit Kobo, or ask for your local bookstore to order print copies through the Literary Press Group.
Wishing all the best in your creative endeavours!
“Tending Memory is absolutely exquisite in its lyricism and story, and truly one of the best novels that I have read in years. An extraordinary accomplishment." ~ Mickey Turnbull-Coughlin
"The writing is stunning. Tending Memory is definitely a poet's novel. There are lines which leap out at me. This will be a book I return to and there have not been many of those." ~ Nancy Morrey
"Tending Memory is a touching and insightful book about love, loss, and life's journey. Ms Paul has crafted a mysterious story of relationships, memories and how history defines our identity. Her writing style flows like water pulling the reader downstream to the final conclusion." ~ Anne Ramsay