Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
My name is Marianne Spitzer and I am the author of three supernatural mystery books with a fourth due out soon. I also have two short story books and a children’s book. I’m retired. I guess that makes me a full-time writer even though I enjoy doing a lot of things. I have two children and two grandkids which are the lights of my life. I love yellow roses, lilacs, lilies of the valley, butterflies, and sunsets. I am not a morning person. I am a chocoholic.
What first inspired you to start writing?
A compliment from my sixth grade teacher who liked a story I wrote. I wrote more and never stopped.
And what drew you to the paranormal?
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys first whetted my appetite and when I discovered Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, I was hooked.
Do you read in the same genre that you write?
For the most part, yes. I prefer paranormal and horror, but I will read some sci fi, police stories, and disaster books.
And what is your favourite novel?
My favorite novel is one of the few non-paranormal that would make my top ten. It’s Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. It’s about WWIII and was written in 1959.
Are you a planner? Or do you prefer to dive straight into writing?
The only planning I do is a mini-character study. That way my character’s brown eyes don’t become blue eyes in chapter fourteen.
What is your favourite song lyric?
Swiftly flow the days
Sunrise, Sunset is also my favorite song.
Tell us about your latest book and how we can find out more.
My latest book that I self-published is THE LETTER. All of my book links can be found on my Amazon author’s page: Marianne Spitzer
“Annamarie and Magdalena” is a supernatural thriller that begins where “Gypsy Spirits” ended. Annamarie walks home from the ordeal in the pines. Certain no one will ever know of her involvement, she tries to settle into the home she inherited from Daniel’s grandfather just two weeks earlier.
Daniel, refusing to accept his own death, has other ideas, and he joins his spirit with the spirit of his best friend, Garret, and an evil man Daniel had planned on killing. What Daniel doesn’t count on is that Annamarie is protected by her great-grandmother Magdalena’s spirit, and her Gypsy spirit family. Annamarie’s unexpected pregnancy drive Daniel to plot to steal his child while Magdalena does all she can to protect mother and child.
Daniel’s evil follows and torments Annamarie in every aspect of her life. Magdalena with the aid of Josef, Annamarie’s great-grandfather, begins a vicious battle of the spirits. Will good win over evil? Will Daniel’s evil be contained? Who will survive? Will Annamarie’s baby be safe or a victim of her father’s evil plan?
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About the author
I was born in Milwaukee, and lived there until I was eighteen. Then I spent eight years in Washington state and California before returning to Wisconsin. I love eerie places and books. I began with a love of Nancy Drew books and as I grew I found H.P Lovecraft, Agatha Christie, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among others. When I am not writing, I am reading or watching sunsets. I have been writing short stories since I was in grade school. Most were in the form of essays relating real life events. Many were purely imaginary trips to magical places and times. I enjoy making up stories about people I meet or see on the street. I can see a story in a picture, especially if the picture is eerie. My imagination runs wild and free. I have self-published a book of essays and a book of children's stories for my granddaughter, Brittney. Gypsy Spirits is my debut novel and the first in the series of three "spirit" books. I have self-published the second "spirit" book, Annamarie and Magdalena. I also self-published a supernatural mystery, THE LETTER. I plan to have the sequel to THE LETTER out this year and the third "spirit" book available winter 2013/14. From there I am sure my muse will guide me into another story plot.