Ever since I was a child I wanted to be a writer. When I was in the sixth grade one of my teachers said, “You should be a writer when you grow up.” Simple, but inspiring words. She was a student teacher and unfortunately I don’t remember her name. Yet her encouragement even to this day inspires me not to give up. I wish I could thank her for instilling a lifelong love and dream.
For years I would scribble stories on pieces of paper, but I never had the time to take it seriously. Then I found out my partner’s company wanted to move us from Boston, Massachusetts to London, England. All of a sudden I was unemployed and could focus on my writing. For over a year now I’ve done just that and it has been incredible. I actually put in more hours writing than I ever did at my full-time job (shhh, don’t tell my former employer). And I love it.
I’ve completed my first novel and the second is going through the editing process. In addition, I’m working on a collection of short stories.
Today, I’m excited to announce that my first novel, A Woman Lost, will be published soon.
Here’s the blurb:
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.
Despite’s Lizzie’s insistence that her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her mom and the entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?
Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.
Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?
If you would like a review copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the ebook will be released on Amazon and if selected you’ll receive a Kindle or PDF copy (please let me know which you prefer). I will release 10 review copies, should you want to be considered please ensure that you write in the subject line that you want a review copy of A Woman Lost so I don’t misplace your email.
Here’s the first review:
“The writing style was very engaging, the plot was captivating right from the first page, and each and every character was unique and interesting in both negative and positive ways. I knew I had begun to think of them all as family and care about what happened to Lizzie when I wanted to shove my hand right into the book and slap her for not seeing what was right in front of her – someone who loved her for who she was. I anxiously turned the pages wanting to see where her journey would lead her, and I must admit that I was surprised a few times along the way.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an uplifting story that reminds us all of what really matters most in life.” –Cindy Taylor
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About the Author
T. B. Markinson is a 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. A Woman Lost is her debut novel.