Marlena Frank

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A writer of both fantasy and horror, Marlena’s work is in a smattering of anthologies. Her stories lean toward weird horror, creature horror, and YA fantasy. She typically thinks up strange tales while sipping sweet tea at her Georgia home, listening to podcasts on her hour-long commute, or while reading a good book with her three cats.

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Marlena Frank This summer, I've been knocking out some classic Stephen King. I just recently finished IT and am diving back into the Dark Tower series. Audible has…moreThis summer, I've been knocking out some classic Stephen King. I just recently finished IT and am diving back into the Dark Tower series. Audible has been a big help with this, since it turns my commute into much-needed reading time. I've also checked out some excellent horror like Josh Malerman's Bird Box, which was on my to-read list ever since I heard it mentioned on The Outer Dark podcast. I'll probably swing back toward more cheerful fantasy at some point, but right now I'm reveling in dark fiction.(less)
Marlena Frank Being able to hear how readers interpret my work. Sometimes they're able to see layers I didn't even intend to put into them, and I really enjoy…moreBeing able to hear how readers interpret my work. Sometimes they're able to see layers I didn't even intend to put into them, and I really enjoy seeing the world from their perspective.(less)
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It’s finally December. That means we’re a little over a month away from the release of Stolen. I think it’s a good time to begin the preorder giveaway, don’t you?

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"It's been a while since I've read a paranormal story that's felt fresh and interesting, and The She-Wolf of Kanta was definitely both of those things for me.

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Arthur Conan Doyle
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

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“I remember a friend many years ago who had taped a sign to his refrigerator: There's a dream dreaming us. If you try to think about what that means it makes your mind silly, but that silliness is good.”
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“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
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So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters;
“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

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message 8: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello There,

It's nice to meet you. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman from the USA. Did I find you on LinkedIn before? You remind me of someone I met there. Well, See ya around, Rusty


message 7: by Rob

Rob Towner cooool :)


Marlena Frank Rapunzel's Daughters is up here on Goodreads! How cool is that?? Now everybody can add it to their to-read list and ogle over the incredible stories and beautiful artwork!
Rapunzel's Daughters and Other Tales by Josie Brown, Rose Mambert, Bill Racicot


Marlena Frank Just saw that the App Store for the Nook Color opened today. You can bet I'll be downloading it tonight to try it out. Looking forward to a decent PDF experience as well as being able to have Flash and Email capability.


message 4: by Lisa

Lisa Kessler I have a Kindle and I LOVE it!!! Hands-free reading and never losing your place is a beautiful thing! :)

THanks for checking out Across the Veil too!!! I hope you enjoy it... It should be in the B&N store soon or you can get it on Smashwords.com for the Nook too I think... :)

Marlena wrote: "So I bought myself a Nook Color last weekend. I have a feeling this is going to greatly increase my reading output this year. How cool is it to have your books at your fingertips, and always the ri..."


Marlena Frank So I bought myself a Nook Color last weekend. I have a feeling this is going to greatly increase my reading output this year. How cool is it to have your books at your fingertips, and always the right size for my purse? ;)

So far I'm loving the free book Fridays, the sudoku, the crossword, and how easy Calibre is able to transfer Project Gutenberg books over. And once our library system starts offering more eBooks, I'll be able to read those easily on it as well!


Marlena Frank I'm loving it more and more. Plan to move my stuff over from Visual Bookshelf once their site's back up again. =)

Lena


message 1: by Lisa

Lisa Kessler Hi Lena!!! *waving*

Great to see you on goodreads!!! I love this site...

*HUGS*

Lisa :)


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