Marianne lives in a beautiful village in England. In her book Tin Baths, Tallymen & Time Travel, she decided to document her experiences during the 1960s and 1970s for posterity. Her autobiography takes you back in time to when the world changed – skirts went up and music became a massive industry with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers and hundreds more pop groups. Colour television arrived, and kids went wild with flowers in their hair.
Follow her travels that take you back in time – what can you remember about those times?
Marianne’s first book Tin Baths, Tallymen & Time Travel is set in the 1960s era.
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1. How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book/s?
As one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation, the revolutionary changes that occurred during the post-war years had a particular personal significance and I felt compelled to put pen to paper and share the experiences.
Also, the paranormal field has always been of great interest to me, having come from a psychic family background.
2. Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
3. Where did your love of storytelling and writing come from?
I have always loved reading all sorts of books from an early age and began writing magazine articles as a schoolchild.
4. What was the hardest part of writing your book/s?
The publishing side, although it has been a great learning experience!!
5. What did you enjoy most about writing the book/s?
The inspiration and enthusiasm incurred from beginning to end.
6. What is the most important thing that people DON’T know about your subject/genre, that they need to know?
Personal knowledge acquired and shared in regard to the paranormal theme, i.e. that there are without a shadow of doubt, many other energy dimensions within our vast universe.
7. What inspires you?
New ideas and new challenges.
8. Who are some of your favourite authors that you feel were influential in your work? What impact have they had on your writing?
Without any ego intended, I have felt influenced by my own personal experiences of post-war England and also the paranormal side of life.
9. For those interested in exploring the subject or theme of your book/s, where would they start?
Undertaking as much research as possible where early post-war England is concerned and also the paranormal field, and if possible, attending workshops, lectures, courses on those given subjects.
10. Do you write more by logic or intuition, or some combination of the two? Summarise your writing process.
It all depends on the subject matter, but where the psychic side is concerned, my intuition has always played a huge part,
11. What do your plans for future projects include?
To continue writing about the paranormal field, and perhaps write something completely different such as a novel set in the 1950s-1960s period.
Thank you Marianne. We look forward to reading more of your books.