GETTING TO KNOW MARINA

Although Marina Myles lives under the sunny skies of Arizona, she would reside in a historic manor house in foggy England if she had her way. Her love of books began as soon as she read her first fairy tale, and grew by leaps and bounds when she discovered Nancy Drew/Agatha Christie mysteries and rich, historical romances.

Dreaming of becoming a published author, she wrote her first 'gothic' story at age eleven. She went on to study creative writing at Southern Methodist University- where she received degrees in Communications and English Literature. During her time in Dallas, she had the unique experience of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

Now with her loyal Maltese close by, she relishes the hours she gets to escape into worlds filled with tortured heroes, strong heroines, and their fiery-but not easily attained-love affairs. She's busy being a wife (to her Italian-born husband) and a mother (to her two beautiful daughters), but she is never too busy to hear from her amazing readers.

 

FUN FACTS AND PICS

Yes, I love fairy tales so much that I named my dog 'Prince'. Here I am in the 80s. Being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader was a blast!

 

9 out of the 10 following things describe Marina. Can you guess which one is a lie? It wouldn't be any fun to tell you here, so email her with your guess and she'll tell you if you're right!

•  She grew up in a 200-year-old haunted farmhouse in Pennsylvania.

•  She was bit by a snake in the Arizona desert.

•  She met her husband at a hair salon.

•  On her one year wedding anniversary, she stayed in a creepy,German castle.

•  She wrote the description ofThorncliff Towers in Beauty and the Wolf when she was in 6 th grade.

•  Her first manuscript was a western romance that is so bad it stays hidden under her bed.

•  Her father made an appearance on "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood" as Lady Aberlin's hairdresser.

•  She named her youngest daughter, Gianna, after seeing the name in a magazine.

•  Her three favorite movies are Titanic, Somewhere in Time, and The Phantom of the Opera.

•  She's been married to her Italian-born romance hero for almost twenty years but she hasn't learned to speak Italian yet!

 




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