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Marie Bostwick | Choices Choices Everywhere A Choice!
April 26, 2010
Paper or plastic? Decaf or regular? Debit or credit?
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June 21, 2009
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Marie Bostwick | There is nothing I would not do for my children.
May 29, 2009
Unfortunately, my children know this and have no compunction about exploiting my
weakness. Over the last 26 years, that exploitation has been demonstrated in
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Marie Bostwick | Fiction and Addictions
November 14, 2008
It’s time for a confession. For years now, I’ve harbored a secret addiction.
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Marie Bostwick Skinner was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised
in the Northwest. She vividly remembers the day she got her
very own library card. "I was about three years old and had
just learned to write my first and last name, a skill which
qualified me to become a library patron. I nagged my poor
mother until she drove me downtown to get my card so I could
check out my first book 'Hop On Pop' by Dr. Seuss."
It was the beginning of a lifetime love affair with the
written word. As a girl, Marie wrote love stories featuring
lots of handsome princes in fast cars and extensive
descriptions of the heroine's wardrobe. In high school she
began writing short stories and, "lots of sad, self-pitying,
Marie was lucky enough to meet the love of her life, Brad at
a young age. They've been married for nearly twenty-nine
years. However, between marriage, motherhood, finishing her
college education, and moving a score of times for her
husband's career, there wasn't much time left for writing.
Life was happy just the same. Marie enjoyed raising her
three sons, working in a variety paid and volunteer jobs,
and making time for hobbies like quilting, cooking, and
reading . . . always reading.
In 1994, Marie wandered into a writer's workshop and her old
romance with words was rekindled. At the instructor's
urging, she began writing again. She completed one short
story a month for more than three years though she never
submitted them, feeling her work was not yet ready for
publication. Marie plugged away; raising her sons, doing
volunteer work, taking seminary courses, working in
professional ministry, and month by month teaching herself
to write. Finally one of her short stories refused to stay
short. It grew into Marie's first novel, FIELDS OF GOLD,
published by Kensington in September of 2005.
Today, Marie lives and writes in Connecticut with her
husband, Brad, and their sons.
Books:The Second Sister, April 2015
Apart at the Seams, May 2014
Cobbled Court Quilts #6
Secret Santa, November 2013
Mass Market Paperback
Between Heaven And Texas, May 2013
Cobbled Court prequel
Ties That Bind, May 2012
Cobbled Court #5
Threading the Needle, June 2011
Cobbled Court #4
A Thread So Thin, May 2010
Cobbled Court #3
Snow Angels, November 2009
A Thread Of Truth, June 2009
Cobbled Court #2
A Single Thread, November 2008
Cobbled Court #1
Comfort and Joy, November 2007
On Wings of the Morning, November 2007
River's Edge, September 2006
Fields of Gold, September 2005
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