My Recent Projects
I write short stories and novels. I also write a blog about reading and writing fiction. If you're interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the craft of writing, please check out my other website: www.MaryleeMacDonaldAuthor.coma>. On that site I share the knowledge I've gained about writing and marketing fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoirs.
Before a book ever comes out, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes. The last two months before the book goes on sale are particularly crazy. Each sentence must shine. Every typo must be hunted down.
All this hard work eventually pays off. My short story collection, Bonds of Love & Blooda>, won a Silver Medal from the Readers' Favorites International Book Awards, and it was a Finalist in Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB awards.
Mauritzio Marotta--aka Tatlin--designed the gorgeous cover. His cover design made it to the finals of the "da Vinci Eye" Awards. No surprise. He's Italian!
We all seek love, and sometimes we find approximations of it in all the wrong places.
What I'm Working On Now
After the craziness of the book launch for Bonds of Love & Blood, I'm finally getting back to work on a story about a young, French artist who goes to Baja California in 1769. Research for that project has consumed much of my time in the past four years, and I am now fully into the revisions--"re-envisioning along the way."
Here's a prototype of the cover. Even though my Italian designer misspelled the word Vermillion, the cover is super. I am just thrilled to have this work-of-art to inspire me. You can learn more about The Vermillion Sea by using the BLOG tab above.
What's Happening With Montpelier Tomorrow?
If you click on "Amazon Store," that will take you directly to the webpage where you can order Montpelier Tomorrow.
Barnes & Noble online
If you own a Nook, all is not lost. Click above to see paperback and Nook editions.