Hi thank you for giving me the opportunity to submit this to you:
I have self published my first romantic novel. The title is “Moving On” and it can be found on Amazon.
The reason I chose to self publish was because I realized I am one small drop in a very big ocean. There are agents out there who may like my book but they may never get to see it.
I started to blog with self publishing in mind. I already had a hundred short stories on my computer and many more in my head. I have been published in Women’s magazines and one Anthology and this fact pushed me to take one of the books I have on file for printing.
I struggled at school. I was forever daydreaming and loved watching old films. I am not pretty, exceptionally funny or witty and can’t sing to save myself. I have tried almost every sport I can possibly try. I achieved a very mediocre result with each. Though I do love athletics and spent some years coaching children, in a club and at schools.
My passions are simple, my family, my dogs, reading, writing, gardening and volunteering. I love taking photographs and this has helped with my blog site.
I returned to writing after I lost my job. Blogging and writing forums gave me what I lacked most: confidence and friends who felt passionate about writing.
While blogging I connected with Doris Pacheo on her site: The Terrain of Symmetry and we are currently working on a children’s book: Sandwiches and Fairycakes.
If you would like to check out my Blog I would be delighted:
And our Children‘s Website
I am on Facebook as simply: Maria Matthews
And I have recently dived into the amazing world of Twitter
I am on Goodreads and will read anything but this has led to an overflow on my kindle so I may be slow in giving a review.
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5 thoughts on “Meet Guest Author Maria Matthews”
Wishing you lots of joy in your publishing journey. Like you, I chose self-publishing, not because I didn’t believe in my books, but because I did.
Good luck. Lovely dog – I too rely on my hounds to get me out of down times (and working!) Wishing you lots of success with your publications.
Shared on FB, LI, Twitter. Good luck, Maria!
So happy Maria got featured here.
Very nice Maria, I am so exited to be working with you, love your writing.
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