Today I am thrilled to have T. B. Markinson do a guest post about her newly released second novel–-Marionette. This blogging world is a big and wonderful place and I found T. B. awhile ago and started following her personal blog at 50 Year Project and have totally loved it. When she broke the news that her first book, A Woman Lost, was coming out I jumped on the bandwagon and cheered her on. Now she shares a bit about her latest novel and I could not be happier to share my blog with her today!!! Enjoy!
When Beth Ann invited me to guest post on her blog, I wanted to come up with the perfect topic. For three days I thought about it and every time I did one thing kept popping into my head: teapots. We all know Beth Ann’s teapot collection is vast, varied, and never-ending. At least I hope her collection will continue to grow since I now look forward to Tuesdays. I’m not sure I could say that before finding her blog.
Once I decided to write something about teapots I had to put my thinking cap on again. Should I dazzle her with my extensive knowledge of teapots? Big problem with this idea—I don’t know much about the topic. In fact, the one teapot I own is in storage. So that idea was out. Next I decided to photograph teapots I spied in London. The only problem with this idea is I spend more time in pubs than tea houses.
Then it hit me. Beth Ann is planning a visit to London and she asked me to arrange tea with the Queen. So I did. In fact, I couldn’t wait for her trip to London so I sent the Queen to her. Now Beth Ann can have tea with the Queen (who Beth Ann likes to call Queenie) every single day.
Thanks Beth Ann for hosting me today and for all of your support with my novel. It’s wonderful to have a friend like you, cheering me on.
In case some of you are curious, here’s the synopsis of Marionette:
Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?
After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.
During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.
To add to Paige’s woes while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?
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. Marionette is her second novel. A Woman Lost was her debut novel.
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