Monthly Archives: October 2013
Here on ANF, we enjoy speaking with and highlighting new authors, especially those with a story to tell. One such writer, Marjelene A. Watts is the author of Unwanted Visitor. She takes time out of her busy schedule to share her book with us.
Who is Marjelene A. Watts?
Marjelene Watts is the author of Unwanted Visitor. She was born in Washington, North Carolina. She graduate from Beaufort County High School in Pantego, N.C.1966. She married and her ex-husband was station in Zargosa, Spain. She had two daughter’s. There she sang with the base Air Force Band. The returned to the states where she got involved in the entertainment world. She did plays, a movie with Telly Savalas and Desi arnaz, Jr. and the musical, Cotton comes to Harlem. She also performed at the Dessert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas she became a plus size model. Also, she went to Apollo Business College and graduate twice with a 4.0 GPA and taught there for two years. She was then summoned back home to N.C. to assist in caring for her mother. Before passing, her words were, “Never give up on your dreams and always put God first.” It was then she got her notes and scattered papers together and finished, Unwanted Visitor. She never knew that being from a small rural country town, she would ever meet anyone that could help her. God has a way of putting people in your path. She met a man on the internet that knew an author and the rest is history.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for over twenty years.
What inspired you to write Unwanted Visitor?
The joy and pains of life.
What steps did you take to publish this book ?
First I finished the book, then I met someone who knew an author and she became my editor and publisher.
What’s your favorite part?
The last chapter where Trish is put under hypnosis, and there, a little girl emerges. It was then the doctor realizes that Trish had more problems than he knew.
Outside of writing this book, I understand you’re involved in other projects. Would you mind sharing what those are with us?
The only projects I’m working on now is finishing two other books. My second book, “Three women in a Boat will be out real soon. I’m also homeschooling my twelve year old grand-son.
Do you plan on attending any events soon?
How can the readers contact you if they would like to receive a personal copy? Do you have a website?
My sites are, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.writersauthority.com and http://www.authorcentral.com/author/marjelenewhitleywatts.
What advice do you have for someone just starting out as an author?
Believe in yourself and “Never give up on your dreams.”
Is there anything else you would like to say in closing?
In closing, life has so many Unwanted Visitors. One of mine is Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer does not have to be a death sentence. It’s how you embrace it. To me, it was a blessing. It showed me that I’m no better than anyone else. I also learned that, life is so short, and if there’s anything you want in life, you need to go out and get it. Being an author does not mean I’m not human. I’ve dealt with my daughter having Lupus, losing my grand-son, my sister, brother, mother and father in death. I could have easily given up, but what would I have accomplished? I’m running with my mother’s word, ” Never give up on your dreams, and always keep God first.