ABOUT ME

MARISSA MARCHAN



I am a wife, mother of two children, and grandmother to three beautiful kids. I write middle-grade fiction, contemporary romance, and short stories.

 

When my father passed away many years ago, I discovered I have an amazing gift in creating the most wonderful world of pure imagination. I spent hours alone imagining things and making up stories.

And then my sister passed away, and it took me a long time to cope with grief and loss. My grandson, Ray Angelo, gave me the strength and courage to move forward. He pulled me through the most trying moment in my life. He gave me love and inspiration. He gave me confidence and the power to survive during those years when I was lost and afraid. Then I turned into writing, and I finally put my imagination into words.

Writing not only helped me heal, it gave me an anchor. It helped me to let go. Since then, I am excited to pursue my writing career and has written two children’s book: A Ray of Sunshine, and Ray and Haley In the Kingdom of the Gobtrolls. The third book, Kayla, The Christmas Helper, is in the works. I wrote two romance novel in the Spoiled Brats Book Series: Forbidden Love and Runaway Romance. Four more novels in the series are also in the works. I wrote Mrs. Millionaire Short Story Book Series out of the blue. The idea for Mrs. Millionaire character came to me in a dream.

FUN FACTS:

I daydream and imagine many stories in my head, all good of course. The idea for Mrs. Millionaire character came to me in a dream. I woke up and explored this idea more fully. I based the character of Matilde ‘Tilly’ Jane Parker on my mother who was a housewife. I used my mother’s real name of Matilde. I based the character of Vedasto on my father who worked in maintenance at a condominium complex in Hawaii. I used my father’s real name of Vedasto. It worked well for me, so there was some merit on “write what you know.”

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I based the characters on A Magical Storybook Series named after my three grandchildren: Ray Angelo, Haley Alexis, and Kayla Marie. The inspiration for the story came from Ray Angelo, inspired by the Harry Potter series. It is a story of love, respect and family values.  It’s about learning, acceptance, forgiveness, and taking responsibility for our mistakes.  It is a wonderful journey filled with exciting adventure and unforgettable characters that will surely become a family favorite.

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The inspiration behind Spoiled Brats Book Series:

1). My sisters: Mirla, Lucy, Loida, Tessie, Edith, and Leilani. We were not rich, and we didn’t receive material things when we were growing up, but our parents had their own set of values that instilled on us which we imparted and passed down to our children. This value helps us manage our own lives in a highly effective way.

2). I am a sucker for all those Hallmark romantic holiday movies for years—good feeling, falling in love, a happy ending love story. I didn’t read romance novels until a few years ago when I read Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie while at the doctor’s office. It made me realize that I’m a romance-genre lover at heart, so I wrote my first romance. I wanted it to be an exciting, yet sweet, series, concentrating more on the wanting and the conflict of getting there. Hence, Spoiled Brats Book Series was born.