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Ali Marsman

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in Halifax, Canada



Art, Life, Music

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About this author

Ali Marsman was born in 1978, she grew up and spent twenty-five years living in Nova Scotia and now lives in British Columbia.

Her first books, 'Heal With Me' and 'Our Journey Goes On' sent her on a journey throughout Canada presenting motivational workshops and speeches, in schools, group homes, shelters and within various other organizations and societies.

Ali has received many awards for her writing and has been profiled in magazines, on television programs and as well as radio.

She is also the author of:
Book Two: 'Because of Grandfather'
Book Three: 'Because of Grandmother' both an elaboration on the lifestyle lived in 'Sporadic Memories' through the eyes of the grandson and granddaughter.
(soon to be released by Saga Books)

Contest will run from July 5th, 2009 through to September 4th, 2009...please click the following link for more information!

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Sporadic Memories
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message 9: by Ali

Ali Hello Friends!

I would like to thank all of you for your support, and for sending me messages inquiring about the release of the next two books to my trilogy.
As some of you already know, my ex-publisher printed the very first draft of my novel, and not the edited version I spent nearly two years perfecting...they also reneged on every other aspect of my contract, so I have been picking up the pieces, and will be releasing the trilogy, as well as my first two poetry books very soon!
Thank you for staying in touch...I will try to get back to everyone individually...
Ali :)

message 8: by Kyle

Kyle Borland No problem :D I really liked Sporadic Memories so adding you to my author list was just something I had to do :P

keep up the great work

message 7: by Shawnette (last edited Aug 24, 2009 09:20PM)

Shawnette Hey, Ali...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your books...and I wish you much future success with your writings...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...and Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Rosemary Ali, thanks so much for befriending me. I wish you the best with your books and music!

Dianne Ascroft It's lovely to meet you, Ali. I always enjoy meeting fellow writers - especially another Canadian!

Dianne Ascroft,
author of 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

message 4: by Vanessa (last edited May 25, 2009 06:38PM)

Vanessa Hi Ali,

I can not wait for your next installation "Because Of Grandfather" to hit! You're such a crafted writer, gifted pianist, and inspirational poet.

Your written works, speaks to the heart and soul of readers. If your readers loved "Sporadic Memories" (as I did and do) I am assured they are going to love this read, too! Keep shining!


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hi Ali,

I wish you great luck with your book and keep spreading around that positive light you are!

Best Wishes!


message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Ali,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!

Andrea Kulman Thank you so much for the kind words! I am honored to have you as a friend!

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