I am an Italian/Irish gal living in a small town in Pennsylvania. I always think the glass is half full and think life is what you make it. I love symbolism and try to incorporate a lot of it into my writing.

In college I wrote a poem about a ladybug and was surprised when my profressor asked if he could include it in the annual literary magazine. My father told me to hold on to that because I never knew if I would need it one day. At the time I didn’t realize that writing was always my first love, it was just something I did.

Having children turned the lightbulb on and I never shut it off. I took writing courses with the Institute of Children’s Literature, joined critique groups and devoured anything I could get my hands on regarding this wonderful craft. I placed runner-up in a SCBWI monthly contest and that was what I needed to keep going. ABC studios purchased a story on motherhood from me for the short lived comedy “In the Motherhood.” 

I hope that fate and good writing hooks me up with a fantastic agent and my journey leads to a good destination.

Every writer has a dream. I am waiting for mine to come true.


8 responses to “About

  1. Hi MariBeth,
    Thanks for adding Barry’s Blog to yours. I love your blog! Sending good vibes for an agent, fun journey, and good destination.

  2. I have just discovered your blog through a link on another blog. I totally dig it.

    I am a wanna-be writer from Australia. I have just written my first long story for a public audience. I chose to publish it on my blog because I was too impatient to try to wait for it to be turned into a book 😉

    I have added your blog to my blog roll because I think it’s awesome. I read the blogs on my blog roll every day so hope you don’t mind my coming to visit and read more.

    • Maribeth

      Hi Herby, wow I am totally flattered. Welcome to my blog, I am truly excited to meet you. Good luck with your writing endeavors. I hope I can keep it interesting over here for you. Have a wonderful day.

  3. I’m excited to follow you, also. I decided to self-publish my first novel and am working on the few finishing touches that remain. I’m in Maryland, mostly Italian (with a little bit of Irish thrown in from my dad’s mom), and have been blogging since April. I think it’s so great that writers can connect with other writers from all over. Excited to read more of your journey!

  4. I love your blog, so powerful messages specially on your last blog “Rejection” your feelings are written directly into those words so beautiful writing. Keep up the great work 🙂

  5. I will be, i really enjoy your blogs 🙂 subscribed!

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