A member of WriteSpace Houston and the Houston Writer’s Guild, D. Marie gains both education and comradery from her local writing community. She’s written and published YA, children’s fiction, science fiction, adventure, fantasy, and horror.
In 2011, D. Marie discovered the National Novel Writing Month challenge and became enamored with writing fiction. The challenge of NANOWRIMO helped D. Marie create her YA Sci-Fi trilogy, Days of the Guardian. The Days of the Guardian trilogy now includes The Red String, The Red Cloak, and The Red Knot.
D. Marie is also a singer-songwriter and avid fiber artist/knitter. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, the former Yankee now resides in Houston, Texas, along with her loving family, their feisty cats, a beloved ukulele, and much, much yarn.
Follow her literary exploits at Daysoftheguardian@wordpress.com
Sifting through my files, I gathered a collection of shorter pieces written over recent years that do not fit comfortably in the young adult genre. Some of these works were the result of writing workshop exercises, and some were prompted by specific challenges, for example, National Poetry Month and various literary magazine submission themes.
Fair warning—though each piece is short, they are not all sweet.
Li Griffin wishes his father would let him live his own life. He is angry and resentful that he has been forced to work at his Clinic. His feelings are harsher for the mother who abandoned him many years ago.
Despite their differences, these two teens form an unexpected bond when their lives cross paths.
In “The Red String,” Ainsling and Li will find themselves in need of a rescue.
It’s a good thing that’s what the Guardian does best…
He attended Baylor University for his undergrad, SMU for his grad degree, and taught English at Greenhill School in Dallas for a decade; however, he left teaching to devote himself to his writing full time as well as sharing his love of human space exploration. He responds to fan tweets: @adamholtwrites.
He travels abroad when he has time and money, loves Victor Hugo and C.S. Lewis, respects Rick Riordan, and loves the crunchy boom of a rocket launch.
Commander Harper is searching for water on Mars when he makes an unexpected discovery. It makes him a living legend, but that only leads to more missions. Once again, he has to leave his son behind.
Not if his son has anything to say about it.
This summer Tully Harper puts away his video games and plans a mission of his own – to sneak into space on his father’s ship. To do that he will need plenty of help from Little Bacon, his pint-sized android, and his two best friends. Along the way, they will uncover The Conspiracy Game and change the fate of the solar system.
This time Tully Harper won’t be left behind.
“Tully’s enthusiasm for space travel and commitment to his friends sends this story deep into our solar system. It’s a quirky, fun book that also manages to treat space travel seriously.” – Astronaut Jerry Ross, author of Spacewalker
With that, Tully Harper begins his second mission into space, an epic journey that takes him to an alien world. A superior race awaits him there, ready to invade the Earth. Will an unexpected partnership – and the return of Tully’s powers – be enough to stop the Ascendant?
In his second book, Adam Holt weaves a wild web of space travel and mythology, humor and drama. The Rathmore Chaos is a redemptive coming-of-age story that takes his young protagonist to the edge of himself – and our solar system.
Lily Morgan can feel everyone’s emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day Malakai runs into her. Now she must try to maintain her sanity in the emotional jungle that is high school, as well as deal with her growing feelings for Malakai.
Can Malakai get over the social stigma and his own internal struggle to be with Lily? Is Lily’s secret too big to accept, even for him?
Olivia Kendall looks forward to her senior year of high school. But her world is shaken when a new boy walks into school, a boy she cannot help but be drawn to. But her father’s ideas for her life don’t include Alex.
A boy with a gift, desperate for a real home.
Alex Parker begins his senior year in yet another school. The only person he looks forward to seeing again is Olivia Kendall, a girl he knew in second grade, a girl who never made fun of him. One touch, and he knows what he’s suspected all along: there is something unearthly about their connection.
Can the two stay together despite Alex’s secret, despite a town that seems to conspire against them?
She teaches English and Creative Writing to high school students. She resides in the Houston area with her family and a cat which might be immortal. She has otherwise lived in her imagination pretty much her whole life.
Read more of her work, and find out about upcoming publications, on her blog Sappho’s Torque (www.SapphosTorque.com). Also find her in the realm of social media on Facebook and Twitter. She’s available for book club appearances in person or via Skype.
Becoming a mother is surely one of the biggest changes and challenges in a woman’s life. It is at once an absolutely unique experience, and yet one which is so common that it is often overlooked. Motherhood is intense, relentless and absorbing, in all senses of the word.
Popular culture seems to have a split personality when it comes to motherhood – at once holding it up as a sacred ideal, and yet being a little dismissive of women as mothers.
A diverse international group of women have been brave enough to share their stories, poetry and artwork to encourage you to think and feel about this most influential of relationships in a new and enlightened way.