The Write Side of Life

September 18, 2007 | Interviews

ST: We’re back with Marie Treanor and ready to learn about this author with a passion for new and strange worlds. Marie, what made you decide to be a writer?
MT: I don’t remember ever deciding, I just always did it! Though I suppose I tried to get published because I hated my job and I wanted to have children. Naiively, I imagined I could stay at home, look after kids and write enough to make a living. lol.

ST: How long have you been writing?
MT: Since I could form letters. When I was five, I wrote a play and made my friends perform in it.

ST: LOL> Love your style. How many books have you written?
MT: Eighteen and a half. Eight are available at Changeling (mostly novellas, plus 2 short stories), with two more short stories coming this year. Seven novels and novellas which are not currently available due to Triskelion’s closing. One novella contracted to Samhain Publishing, to be released next spring. And a novel in progress.
Oh and as well as those eighteen, I have two long historical novels published under another name…

ST: My word you’re industrious. Which is your favorite and why?
MT: I honestly don’t know! I’ve loved them all at one point, and hated them at others!

ST: I know that feeling. lol. Do you find writing to be fulfilling? And in what way?
MT: Immensely. I suppose I love telling stories, and it’s so satisfying to get your characters walking across the pages! Partly, it’s escapism, of course, and partly I like being good enough at it to entertain people. Or at least I hope I am!

ST: You do, Marie. What’s a normal day like for you?
MT: Chaos!

ST: How do you find time to write?
MT: My sacred writing time is the two and a half hours my daughter spends at Nursery. But since the summer holidays have begun, I’ve tried to get up early to write – with mixed success! I keep falling back asleep before I can get enough coffee down me to keep me awake!

ST: Well, you keep sucking down coffee, lady. I want to read more of your work.
MT: There’s anothe pot brewing!

ST: Please join us again tomorrow when Marie tells us more about her life. Until then…

Happy Writing!

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4 Responses to “The Write Side of Life”

  1. Rhonda Barnes Says:

    Hi Marie,
    I’ve read a few of your stories and loved them! I’m looking forward to reading more of youur work and hearing about your life.

    Rhonda 🙂

  2. Marie Treanor Says:

    Thanks Rhonda, that’s great to hear! Thanks for dropping in 🙂


  3. Susan Kelley Says:

    You’re really prolific, Marie. You must have lots of energy and imagination with or without the coffee.

  4. Marie Treanor Says:

    I don’t know about the energy, Susan 🙂 A lot of my books are short, so it’s not quite so impressive as it sounds! But I’ve got lots of stories champing to get out, and not enough to write them!

    Also, the downside is, my house is a mess,and I’m developing a prison-palor 🙂