Although I live in the State of New York, which is so different from the vast open prairies of Montana and Wyoming where my first story, A FIND THROUGH TIME takes place, I have always loved the West and the people whose struggles and perseverance has had such a great impact on our lives today. If not for those first pioneers who traveled across our great continent in search of a new life, if not for the people who fought for what they believed in, who struggled to preserve their way of life and sacrificed everything in the name of progress, we would not have moved on to become the society we are today. It is from their blood, sweat, accomplishments and sometimes their deaths that we have learned and grown.
My love of history stems from my father, Roger, a Frenchman, whose love of American history greatly influenced my writing interests .
Here’s a bit of history: did you know that Ben Franklin invented the Glass Armonica which is the instrument my herione plays in my second book Rebecca’s Ghost ? Check out my website mariannepetitbooks.com for more information.
I spent hours reading Nancy Drew, Alfred Hitchcock and poetry. At the age of fifteen I wrote a short story for children, as well as numerous works of poetry.
I am a past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance Writers of America and and currently, a past President of the Melville Lions club, a service organization that raises money for the less fortunate – especially the sight and hearing impaired.
Newsday and several local newspapers have written articles about my career and I’ve been interviewed on TV .
I loves to ski, raft, horseback ride, and enjoys the theater. I live on Long Island and I am happily married for 34 years.