Interview with Award-Winning Author Marilee Crow


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Introducing Marilee…
 

Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I was so busy working and raising a daughter that writing came by little bits and pieces here and there. When I joined Romance Writers of America, writing once again became a passion. I then came to realize that I love children’s stories as much as romance. I was fortunate to be accepted by a publishing company that has the best supportive writers and illustrators. Guardian Angel Publishing has given me the opportunity for a long awaited career. My first book, Down By The Shore, was nominated for a Cybil award in the first few months of it’s release. Before my break into children’s books, I had been published in Portals, A showcase for poets and A Penny A liner. I have two stories in an anthology called Reading For Little People. I hope you enjoy reading the stories I so enjoy writing. Thanks to my husband of thirty-two years for his encouragement and support and to my daughter for the best years of my life and many stories forthcoming. For more info, visit her blog!

Let the conversation begin!

When did you fall in love with writing?

Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I wrote my own Nancy Drew Mystery when I was 12 years old. Then life happened and I would write little stories here and there. I was so busy working and raising a daughter that writing came by little bits and pieces. When my daughter went to college, though, I began to put some serious time and effort into my writing. 

When I joined Romance Writers of America, writing once again became a passion. I then came to realize that I love children’s stories as much as romance. I was fortunate to be accepted by a publishing company that has the best supportive writers and illustrators. Guardian Angel Publishing has given me the opportunity for a long awaited career.

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever received?

I have a piece of paper on my desk that I can see every day. I think I got it from Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul. It said, “Writing is about time spent with words until eventually they become your friends and begin to cooperate with your gifted storyteller’s mind. Writing is about time and practice.”

Was it easier to write before or after you were published?

After. I’m more motivated now. I can’t begin to tell you how it feels to see your first book in print. It definitely makes you want to write something bigger and better! 

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