Marian L. Thorpe

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Not content with two careers as a research scientist and an educator, Marian L Thorpe decided to go back to what she’d always wanted to do and be a writer. Author of the alternative world medieval trilogy Empire’s Legacy, Marian also has published short stories and poetry. Her life-long interest in Roman and post-Roman European history informs her novels, while her avocations of landscape archaeology and birding provide background to her settings. As well as writing and editing professionally, Marian oversees Arboretum Press, a small publishing imprint run as a collective. Marian is currently writing Empire’s Reckoning, the next book in her series.

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Marian L. Thorpe Just write. Daily. You'll throw most of it out, but keep doing it. (Oh, and read a lot, too - you absorb good writing by reading it.)
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The Truth about Gretchen is written in first-person present, a difficult voice, but Alretha Thomas delivers it without a hitch. A compelling story of two women brought together by a 24 year-old tragedy, slowly realizing that "Once you eliminate the i ...more
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