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Penelope Marzec

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Penelope Marzec grew up along the Jersey shore, heard stories about Captain Kidd, and dug for his buried treasure. Her adventure resulted in a bad case of poison ivy. Deciding books were better than buried treasure, she discovered romance novels and was soon hooked on happy endings. She became an early childhood educator and found her own hero in an electrical engineer who grew up in Brooklyn, played the accordion, and was immune to poison ivy. Together they raised three daughters. Now retired, Penelope either writes her stories or paints seascapes in oils. Sometimes she sings while her husband plays the accordion.

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Penelope Marzec Hi Feather,

Nice to meet you, too. I've seen you on Triberr--you've passed along some of my posts and I do appreciate that. When it comes to marketing,…more
Hi Feather,

Nice to meet you, too. I've seen you on Triberr--you've passed along some of my posts and I do appreciate that. When it comes to marketing, I'm struggling along with everyone else. Great titles and eye-catching covers provide a jump start to marketing. Yes, the book should have an excellent story, but there are zillions of books vying for readers' attentions--so a fantastic cover and snappy title make a big difference. Social media does help in marketing books, even if it takes time. Triberr gave my blog a huge boost, but I am on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, too.

Aside from social media, it helps to belong to a writers' group where you support your writer friends and they support you.

And last, but not least, it is a boon to any writer to have a supportive publisher and to help the other writers in that publishing group by writing reviews, tweeting about their books, and posting their books on your blog.

So a big part of my marketing plan is all about helping other writers. You assist them in getting the word out about their books, and they assist you. It's the writers' Golden Rule. :-)(less)
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“That made love—not grace—the magic ingredient. Then a
new thought hit her. Perhaps love was grace. A shiver went
up her spine. What did that make anger? The antithesis of
grace?”
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“She did not want to know what charm
he had used to make her love him so deeply. She did not want to know it wasn’t real.”
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new thought hit her. Perhaps love was grace. A shiver went
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message 26: by Dorine

Dorine Thanks for the friendship, Penelope! Looking forward to chatting books with you here at GR! I can't believe how many years we've been doing that at RJ.


message 25: by Robin

Robin Clark Hello Penelope, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,
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message 24: by Caitlyn

Caitlyn no trouble! thank you having me! I shall look you up on twitter! :)


message 23: by Melinda

Melinda Field How nice to be befriended! You seem to very wise in your writing experience..we do not have enough romance in real life..In my novel True, there is a couple in their fifties ( high school sweethearts) who want to reconnect...do you know what E.E. is? It's elder erotica...my copy editor called me one day and said "Melinda, do you realize that you have over 120 pages of foreplay? I just smiled to myself...


message 22: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Penelope. It may interest you that one of my books: Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


Anastasia Hi Penelope. Thanks for being my friend.


message 20: by Jaree

Jaree Francis


Free sample of the There's No Tomorrow
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message 19: by Rebecca

Rebecca Weinstein It was nice meeting you in person! Who knew we lived so close?


message 18: by Jessica

Jessica Lauryn Nice to see you too, Penelope! Happy Friday!


Penelope Marzec How long have you been writing books?"

My first published book, Sea Of Hope, was released in 2001. However, I've been writing for a long, long time. I started when I was nine. :^)


Christine Hatfield Oh your welcome

How long have you been writing books?


message 15: by Kris

Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author, Penelope. Good to connect with you. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

Kris

Kris Neri
Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery


message 14: by Gary

Gary Revel My Memoir:

TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT
At Barnes and Noble

My birth in Alabama, youth, school-Niceville, Dunedin, Bartow and Bonifay, Florida, church-Safety Harbor and Bartow Florida, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

Paperback and for Nook Book

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Melissa Studdard Thanks to you too, Penelope!


message 12: by Tracy

Tracy I thank you for your friendship too. Tracy


message 11: by Amanda

Amanda Stevens Thank you for befriending me, Penelope! I love your influences, especially Mary Stewart. She's the reason I wanted to be a writer!


message 10: by Natasha

Natasha Your Welcome! I look forward to your books!


message 9: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Penelope!


message 8: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Hello, hello!

- Jay


message 7: by Gina

Gina Hi Penelope! Thank you for your comment and thank you for the request! Take care,

Gina


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello,

Check out a sneak peek of my upcoming 2011 novel, Giving Up the Ghost.

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Also, if you have a literary blog or site and would like to do a review or interview with me for your blog when the book is out, let me know. I'll add you to my list. Just send me a message in my inbox.

Best Wishes!

http://www.stacy-deanne.net


message 5: by Beth

Beth Hi Penelope,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hi Penelope, thanks for the friend request! It's lovely to be your friend here!

Best Wishes

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Penelope Marzec Zetta wrote: "Hi Penelope! Nice to see another EPIC member here! =D"

I was just recommending EPIC to the writers in RWA NYC on Saturday. :^)

Nice to see you, too.


message 2: by Zetta

Zetta Hi Penelope! Nice to see another EPIC member here! =D


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