A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
Marilynn: I think I've always been a writer, I just didn't realize it. I started seriously pursuing publication in 2001.
A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?
Marilynn: When people read SistahFaith, I pray that they take away courage, hope, and healing.
A&RBC: Who is the hero in your life? How does your hero inspire you?
Marilynn: Jesus in my hero, of course, but I would have to say my husband. He inspires me by his determination and steadfastness.
A&RBC: Name three goals you want to accomplish as a writer within the next 4 years.
Marilynn: In the next 4 years, I'd like to try a new genre, collaborate with my writer friends and grow as a writer and reader.
A&RBC: What are your favorite marketing and/or promotional tools?
Marilynn: My favorite marketing tools these days are Facebook, Twitter, and other online social tools like Ning. I did a lot of blogging in the beginning as well.
A&RBC: What is one thing you have learned about the publishing industry?
Marilynn: The one thing I've learned about the publishing industry is that it is a slow business that requires a lot of patience.
A&RBC: What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Marilynn: Read and write as much as you can. Get feedback (from someone besides your friends and relatives). Read books. Go to conferences. Enter contests. Mainly, be developing a unique voice and tell your tales.
A&RBC: Who was the first author you read? What was the title of the book?
Marilynn: The first book I read was To Tink that I saw it on Mulberry Street (I think that is right) by Dr. Suess.
A&RBC: Tell us what new projects you are working on?
Marilynn: I have a few new projects that I'm working on. One of them is a follow up to Rhythms of Grace and Songs of Deliverance.
A&RBC: Where can your readers find you?
Marilynn: Readers can find me on Facebook or at SistahFaith.com
A&RBC: Thank you for taking the time out for this interview. Authors & Readers Book Corner appreciates your time!
Marilynn: I appreciate your time as well. Thanks for having me!