Marina Finlayson

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Marina Finlayson is a reformed wedding organist who now writes fantasy. She is married and shares her Sydney home with three kids, a large collection of dragon statues and one very stupid dog with a death wish.

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Marina Finlayson I'm always super clean when a story's not behaving, because my go-to cure for writer's block is to have a long, soaky bath. There's something about be…moreI'm always super clean when a story's not behaving, because my go-to cure for writer's block is to have a long, soaky bath. There's something about being trapped in one spot with no distractions that really helps to wake up the creative side of my brain. It may take an hour, but I usually end up leaping out of the bath all pruney and wrinkled, but raring to go on the writing again.

And even if it doesn't work, hey, I got to lie in the bath for an hour! (less)
Marina Finlayson Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but there are currently no plans to bring out books 4 and 5 of the Shadows of the Immortals series on audio. My…moreSorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but there are currently no plans to bring out books 4 and 5 of the Shadows of the Immortals series on audio. My audio publisher didn't pick them up and I'm not able to produce them myself since that option is only available to US authors.(less)
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Assassin’s Dagger is out!

Between the coronavirus and a death in the family, it’s been a bad year for writing, but I finally have a new book out! Assassin’s Dagger picks up Sage’s story after the life-changing events at the end of Assassin’s Blood and takes her in a new and unexpected direction.





The book has a beautiful cover in a new style. I had the covers for the whole series redesigned to better reflect the changing tre

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“Throw the word “bargain” around a few times, and people will swarm the tiredest old dreck like bees in search of a new hive. Or maybe locusts, ready to strip the place bare. They even buzzed like swarming insects. Voices raised in conversation and laughter, plus the occasional shrieks of a tired child, formed a background roar that still failed to drown out the tired tinkle of Christmas music piped over the top. I’d only been here ten minutes and already I’d heard White Christmas twice. Two times too many in my book.”
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“Bet Boss wouldn’t be pleased about the sunnies thing. Making yourself look like a tosser was a personal choice, of course, but it meant Sunnies Dude stood out from the crowd. Despite the heat and glare outside, no one else in here wore sunglasses. What did they teach these guys in spy school? Didn’t he know he should be trying to blend in?”
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“So I had a look, in case it was full of white powder, or hundred dollar bills, or something equally dodgy. I may not care about much any more but no money on earth would get me to deliver drugs. But I couldn’t even tell what it was—a roughly disk-shaped piece of shiny hard something. It didn’t look like any plastic I’d ever seen, and there was nothing written on it, nothing to explain why anyone would give a toss who received such a thing. But clearly someone did.”
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Marina Finlayson They were very yummy! I see you're a quilter too -- there's a lot of us about!


Carolyn Thanks for the friend request Marina. Looking forward to seeing what you like to read. Love the strawberry Santas!


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