Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi my name is Marie. I started writing when I was working in a school library, that was a picture book for the under 5's but since then I have written for every age group up to adult. I've written 6 stories and been in 2 anthologies.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The book just published is called Different Wings. It's about a girl who discovers that she is actually an angel hidden on Earth and that she will get her wings on her 18th birthday. I love angels and always wanted to write a book about them but I wanted it to be slightly different to a lot of the ones on the market already where the main character is usually half human.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No although I do like to write snuggled under a duvet.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love all books. I've been an avid reader since a child, so all books influence me.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a Christmas Novella for adults.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
They all have their merits and I use social media to reach my audience too
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing – don't give up – read and edit and keep writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
be true to yourself and don't let any bad reviews get you down, You'll never please everyone.
What are you reading now?
I've just finished a Christmas crime novella which was fun.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To keep writing in both YA and adult genres – I have sequels for both of my YA books to be written at some point.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Too hard to choose but one that sticks with me since childhood is The Brother's Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. I've since read it to my own children.
Author Websites and Profiles
Marie Godley Website
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