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Marie Bostwick

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Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of uplifting historical and contemporary fiction. She lives in the state of Oregon and travels fequently to sign books, speak to reading groups, and meet her readers.

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Marie Bostwick Hi Eileen! You know, right after I finished it, I thought I might. I loved that book and those characters so much. But when I looked at the cast of…moreHi Eileen! You know, right after I finished it, I thought I might. I loved that book and those characters so much. But when I looked at the cast of secondary characters, I just didn't see anyone who I thought could carry a whole book. Now, that doesn't mean I won't wake up one day and have a Nilson's Bay plot in my head that is just aching to be written; it took me years before I was ready to give Mary Dell Templeton her own book in BETWEEN HEAVEN AND TEXAS, and three years after that before I was ready to write the sequel, my March 29th release, FROM HERE TO HOME. So it is entirely possible that I will write more Nilson's Bay books someday, but I don't have plans to do so right now. (less)
Marie Bostwick In my experience, the best way to deal with writers block is to bash your way through it. In other words, write. Just write. Even if what you're…moreIn my experience, the best way to deal with writers block is to bash your way through it. In other words, write. Just write. Even if what you're writing is bad, even if you end up having to delete it all later, the act of writing is the only thing will move us past fear, negative voices in our heads, and creative dry spells into fields of fresh inspiration.

I also believe that, in addition to writing, it is important to feed our creativity in other areas. Listen to good music, visit an art museum, pick up a paintbrush. I engage in a number of secondary artistic pursuits - quilting, painting, piano - for the sheer pleasure of it. I don't play the piano nearly as well as I write, but this and my other secondary art forms help feed and inform my primary art form - writing.(less)
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If you've read my Too Much, Texas novels, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND TEXAS and FROM HERE TO HOME, you already know that the women in Mary Dell Templeton's family suffer from The Fatal Flaw - an unfortunate tendency for these otherwise sensible women to, "at some point, and sometimes at many points, allow lust and biology to trump morality and reason". As you can imagine, this causes the Tudmore-Templet... Read more of this blog post »
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“I realized that I'd been comparing the inside of my life with the outside of everyone else's; measuring my own fortunes against the cheerful how-are-you-I'm-fine facade that people put on for each other.”
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