Saturday, February 23, 2013

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon!


The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Kate's Tales of Books and Bands

I was supposed to do an interview swap but my partner never got back to me, so I’m going to tell you a bit about myself and my blog instead.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Marie. *waves* I live in Ontario, Canada, and I’m an author and freelance writer. I started this blog about two and a half years ago, then turned it into a book blog about six months later. I used to read mostly adult books (romance, and some paranormal and cozy mysteries), but when I discovered the world of book blogging and saw how popular YA books are, I started reading YA and fell in love.

I also happen to write YA (and chick lit). My first novel, BLUE SKY DAYS is young adult contemporary, my second, THE GAME CHANGER, is chick lit, and my third, WAITING FOR THE STORM (which comes out in April) is a return to contemporary YA. I never thought I would write young adult books, but once I started reading them, I knew I wanted to write them too. There's just something about YA - the innocence, that feeling of a blank canvas, the heightened emotions (and hormones) - that's so magical and irresistible.

Besides writing, reading, and blogging, I love taking pictures (you can check out some of my photography on my personal blog - it’s been a couple weeks since I updated because I hurt my back and haven’t been able to be online much), listen to music, spend time with my family, travel, and design graphics. I’m not gonna lie, I also watch a lot of TV and TV on DVD…and trashy reality shows (I’m a total Housewives addict). Oh, and movies...although lately they've been of the Disney variety when my nephews are here. MY NEPHEWS! I can't believe I didn't mention them...the loves and lights of my life, Noah (10), and Logan (3). They're the best kids in the entire world, and in June they're going to have a baby sister and I will finally have the niece I've been wanting for over a decade!

That’s me in a nutshell. You can find me pretty much everywhere online - Facebook, Twitter, my author blog, GoodReads, Pinterest, YouTube. I love connecting with fellow book lovers (and I also love talking about movies, music, and television), so don’t hesitate to chat me up!

And since this event is about sharing the love for this awesome community and the amazing people in it, I wanted to share some of my favourite bloggers/blogs with you guys. 

Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts

 

6 comments:

  1. Marie, thank you for being SO AWESOME and telling us a little bit about you! I think you did a fabulous job :) Congrats on having a niece here shortly! I am a first-time aunt as of last week and I already know what you mean about nephews being awesome!
    -Katelyn

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  2. Marie, thank you for being SO AWESOME and telling us a little bit about you! I think you did a fabulous job :) Congrats on having a niece here shortly! I am a first-time aunt as of last week and I already know what you mean about nephews being awesome!
    -Katelyn

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  3. Nice to meet you, Marie.

    Anna @ http://emaginette.wordpress.com

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  4. Fun getting to know more about you! And way to share the love!

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  5. LOVE you lots and lots Marie!!! <3 XOXOXO!!!

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  6. It was fun getting to know more about you? And is your back still causing problems? Those dang back injuries seem to take forever to heal :( Nephews are great- but big yay for a niece! There's just something sweet about little girls.

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love hearing what you have to say, and I appreciate every single comment. I hope to see you here again soon! ♥
~Marie

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