Sunday, October 25, 2015


November is coming fast and this will be my first year participating in NaNoWriMo! Exciting!

For those of you who have no idea what that is, here is a brief explanation. National Novel Writing Month is a way for authors to get motivated to write a novel. The goal is to write 50,000 words in thirty days. That sounds like a lot, doesn't it? It is a challenge but that is the point. Learning to discipline yourself. Getting motivated. Staying on task. Reaching daily goals. All while having fun!

You can make writing buddies, track your word count progress, ask questions or chat in forums, and so much more on the website. I had no idea how big this thing really was until I signed up for it. I remember seeing Twitter posts about it last year and hearing a few things here and there but now that I'm involved in it, I can't believe how huge this event is. Authors worldwide are chatting about it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media, asking advice, inspiring each other and prepping for a month of hell. Because make no mistake, it will be hell.
So why am I so excited? I am the type of person who is unable to keep a daily schedule since I had children. Usually highly organized, I have to sneak time for myself to write because in my world, it isn't a "real job" so it is always thrown on the back burner. Even after publishing five books this year, no one takes what I do seriously. 
Well, that is about to change. This is my chance to put my foot down and set aside some daily writing time for myself that doesn't include me staying awake until the crack of dawn wearing myself out just to jot down notes on a story idea. Because this IS my job and more than that, it is my passion! 

I am going to sit down and write a novel this month. Will it need serious editing when I'm done? Oh yes. Will the first draft make much sense? Probably not. Will I be pumping caffeine into my body the last few weeks to stay conscious long enough to finish? You better believe it.
Will I love every minute of it? Hell yes! I work best under pressure.

Participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Let's be writing buddies! Search my user name: authormariekrepps and let's keep each other going!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Have Some Chocolates

Guess what? 
Because I really wanted to get this book of short stories out before Halloween, it comes out this Sunday! Yay!
Julie Nicholls took time out of her busy schedule and made me a lovely cover for Box of Chocolates, a collection of short stories. These stories range from horror to science fiction with some fantasy and drama in between. I'm pretty excited to have a new book under the Marie Krepps pen name that branches out to a different genre than romance. And what better way to do it than to have a genre spanning book?

Here is the blurb:
What flavors do the chocolates in your box contain?
Ten short stories of fantasy, science fiction or horror are in each chocolate. Two princesses lose their father. A little boy is left home alone at night. A fantastical creature is curious about human customs. A CEO calls his underling in for a chat. A man decides to hit on his beautiful neighbor.
What other adventures await you?

Go on, take a bite.

This book is now available for pre-order on Amazon! You can order now and it will be automatically delivered to your Kindle on the release date, October 18th, 2015. Looking for a paperback version? It is already available for purchase here!

Once again, I'm throwing an awesome Facebook party on Sunday night with open invitations to everyone! Come have some fun, play some games and maybe win some prizes.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Cover, New Book

Hello my lovelies!
I'm very excited to tell everyone about the new cover Julie Nicholls has created for me for my vampire romance short, The Life She Didn't Take. Check it out, it is so gorgeous!

Isn't it beautiful? Serahfine is exactly how I have always pictured her. Come follow her journey from despair to dawning hope and find out what makes this redhead so feisty! The Life She Didn't Take is still 99 cents on Amazon!

In other news, I am currently editing and formatting a collection of short stories that I plan on publishing in November. No set date yet but hope to have it ready well before the middle of the month. This collection will include tales of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Most have unexpected surprises in store if you dare to read them! I'm really excited to finally publish stories in a different genre. Though the title is still cooking, stay tuned for more information in upcoming posts.
Happy October guys!