Bio: Marilyn Peake grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending many afternoons climbing trees and exploring the woods in her three-acre backyard. Always interested in writing, she experimented as a young child with writing short stories. In high school, she wrote newspaper articles for two local newspapers.
In college, the author graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She later obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She has worked as both a Social Worker and Staff Psychologist in a variety of settings. In 1985, she completed a Masters Thesis, later presenting her research data at a meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
At the present time, the author lives in Virginia with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include photography and traveling. She has traveled with her family to Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean islands. In Mexico, the author photographed fish while snorkeling underwater.
THE FISHERMAN?S SON is the author?s first children?s novel.
THE CITY OF THE GOLDEN SUN is the sequel.
This book opens with copyright information from Lincoln D. Bandlow, an attorney specializing in intellectual property law in Century City and the out-going President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. The remaining pages include a treasure trove of information from: a personal manager for Hollywood actors, a Hollywood teacher and movie extra, a "Fictionwise eBook Author of the Year", an owner/co-owner of two websites listed among the "Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers", a retired ... more info>>
Articles about writing and acting from Hollywood insiders and published authors, many originally published in "The Golden Goblet" Newsletter, voted TOP TEN Finisher in the 2007 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. First chapter is a lesson on patience that John Klawitter learned while working at Hanna-Barbera Productions. Following are chapters about writing, book promotion, and breaking into the acting profession, as well as a humor column by J. Richard Jacobs. There are also several interviews:... more info>>