About Marijon Braden

Marijon was born and raised in New Jersey, which may help to explain her attitude towards charlatans and idiots. She started writing stories at an early age, her first literary influences being Walter Farley, author of the ‘Black Stallion’ series, and Carolyn Keene, of ‘Nancy Drew’ fame.  That’s probably why her earliest efforts involved a young girl detective who solved crime on horseback

She had a very happy childhood, did well in school, and was a fairly obedient daughter until she went away to college.  The original plan was to major in journalism.  She wrote for the college paper until she realized that wasn’t the kind of writing she wanted to do when she grew up.  So she switched to education.  That was not, perhaps, the smartest move.

Then, life happened.  Jobs, rent, husband, baby, another husband, another baby, until she found herself a stay-at-home mom, about to chew her foot off if she had to watch one more episode of ‘Barney.’  So, she started to write again.

She still lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, two cats and a very spoiled cocker spaniel.  Her older daughter is off in Oregon, fighting the good fight for the homeless.  She loves to cook – and eat – and plays RPG  games on her Xbox when she needs to decompress (Skyrim alone cost her months of her life). During the past few years, she has lost, and tragically found again, the same twenty pounds.  Life is all about trying, failing, and trying harder.

She writes in her downstairs office, surrounded by her growing collection of gargoyles.  Smoke, Wings and Stone is her first YA novel.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s