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Marcia Ferguson

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Marcia writes fiction that rides the line between literary fiction and contemporary women's fiction.

As a child she loved listening to her mother read Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, and Little Women. When she learned to read, Marcia took up the Reading Aloud baton and happily read to younger elementary students. She still remembers the library shelf beneath the classroom windows, and mounting the steps into the impressively cavernous BF Jones Memorial Library. The smell of books, the quiet, and the well-worn marble beneath her feet was intoxicating.

A career in retailing and a love of books happily collided when she became store manager of a college bookstore. Textbooks, yes - but also children's books, fiction, cookbooks, all selecte
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Marcia Ferguson I can't say I've had 'writer's block' as it's easy for me to imagine characters and their lives, so I just follow them along on their paths and a…moreI can't say I've had 'writer's block' as it's easy for me to imagine characters and their lives, so I just follow them along on their paths and a great imagination makes it easy - and that's something I've been blessed with. However, I am always inspired by particular music ... if I hear the 'right' music, I'm launched along the path of imagination. For me, it's usually instrumental music like Robin Meloy Goldsby' piano music, or the Piano Guys, or celtic music, or old-school movie soundtracks (before they started using compilations of existing songs). And listening to Andrea Bocelli also inspires me.(less)
Marcia Ferguson Holding your book in your hand for the first time, is amazing and joyful. But the best thing about being a writer is having the chance to express what…moreHolding your book in your hand for the first time, is amazing and joyful. But the best thing about being a writer is having the chance to express what is in your heart.(less)
Average rating: 4.16 · 19 ratings · 6 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
North of Supposed to Be

4.16 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Have we ever had such a rollercoaster of a year before? Not in my lifetime ... not as a country. Goodbye 2017. And yet, as I wave goodbye, I appreciate that it held wonderfully potent moments.

I'm appreciative of the health and happiness of family and friends, most of all. We never know what's beyond the crest of the hill, but it was a gentle journey for those I love and I'm grateful. Here's hop... Read more of this blog post »
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" Thanks for taking the time to comment, Maria ... you're an inspiration, navigating NYC and sharing your warmth and observations. Here's to a 'better' ...more "
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The Dry by Jane Harper
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This was a thoroughly engaging story; one reviewer said there was a secret on every page. Not quite, but a page-turner with plenty of secrets, revelations, surprises. The characters were very well-drawn and there was a velocity to the story, that is ...more
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The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
" Happy you enjoyed it, Irene ... her new one is out in a couple of days. Exciting! "
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Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian
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Hopefully, you've read the series of Murder Squad books ... when you reach Lost and Gone Forever, it won't disappoint. What a delight, to rejoin the beloved Nevil Hammersmith as he hunts for his friend Walter Day ... all the while, the reader can rej ...more
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" Thanks, Irene - you really sink your teeth into books and discoveries. I know you'll discover oodles of new things yourself, in 2016! "
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Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio
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I'm sorry to say that I can't agree with the blurbs, stating that there are 'deeply realized characters' that the book is 'absolutely stunning work' or 'outstanding crime fiction'.

To begin with, I could barely get past the present tense of the story
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My June by Danial Neil
"This was a beautiful book about being a survivor and so the theme is really quite sad. The prose is really insightful and Neil really captures the essence of the area in which the story takes place, the beautiful west coast of Canada."
More of Marcia's books…
“I'm huffing and puffing to blow your house down ... Bronwyn McCall to Ernest Rose.”
Marcia Ferguson, North of Supposed to Be

“There's nothing quite like blood on snow. (Ernest Rose to Bronwyn McCall)”
Marcia Ferguson, North of Supposed to Be

“You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”
Eames, Inception

“She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
E.E. Cummings

“I'm huffing and puffing to blow your house down ... Bronwyn McCall to Ernest Rose.”
Marcia Ferguson, North of Supposed to Be

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Terry Shames Just wanted to say that although I haven't read the RK Rowling book, I really enjoyed your review of it. Very thorough, even-handed, and generous. I liked the part where you said the first 9/10 was a 1-2 and the last 1/10 was a five. So many times an uneven book can still have satisfying moments.


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