Making Her Mark

6 Jun

It’s something I looked forward to doing as soon as I heard her plans.

I wanted to be part of it … I wanted to conspire with the universe to help her succeed, even if it was a small part I wanted to do it.

I met T.B. Markinson over two years ago and I’ve been a pretty loyal follower of her travel anecdotes, reviews, personal essays and photography. She hooked me with her 50 Year Project premise and I stayed because of the stories.

As a writer, stories are important to me. They have to connect and mean something in some way. Dramatic, touching or humorous, they have to mean something. They have to be original but relatable and this is what she does in her blog posts every week. And this storytelling ability is something that’s crossed over into her novel, which I’m currently reading by the way.

She’s a good storyteller.  And from the thousands of blogs being posted on a daily basis she definitely makes her mark, and now she’s found a way to make her mark as an author. She’s written a book … well correction … three books.


And one of them is on sale.





Her novel, A Woman Lost, was originally priced at $2.99 but is available for $0.99 on and £0.99 on from June 5th to June 11th.

Limited time only people!

So in order to assure you that you’re getting a good read, I thought I’d include a sneak peek.


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.

Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?

Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.

Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?


Are you already heading over to

Giddy up!


Author Bio:

T. B. Markinson is a 40-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. A Woman Lost is her debut novel


For more information on this awesome writer here are some of her sites.

Making My Mark Blog

The 50 Year Project

Goodreads Page

Twitter Page

 Amazon U.S.

Amazon UK




8 Responses to “Making Her Mark”

  1. Jackie Cangro June 7, 2014 at 6:42 AM #

    Yay! I read A Woman Lost when it was published last year (time sure flies!) and I really enjoyed it. Entertaining and fast-paced. Perfect for summer reading season.
    And for $.99 you can’t beat that price!

    • TBM June 7, 2014 at 7:25 AM #

      Aw, thanks Jackie!

  2. TBM June 7, 2014 at 7:25 AM #

    Thanks TG. Not only for your kind words and support, but for taking the time (and I know there were some technical difficulties) to put this post together. It’s much appreciated. And when you publish your book, I’ll be all over promotion.

    All the blog posts and tweets have been helping tremendously and A Woman Lost is currently #1 in my genre, Lesbian Romance. It was a wonderful shock this morning when I got up.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. We’re almost done moving. If you get a chance, can you go to the beach for me and eat some chocolate. I could really use that and I’ll live vicariously through you.

    • The Guat June 15, 2014 at 1:55 PM #

      HA! So glad I could help boost you to the top in any way I can. Love it! Glad I could help and hope the reviews are coming in, once my snail-reading self finishes the book I’ll let you know how much I loved it. 🙂 Have a good one.

  3. anotherday2paradise June 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM #

    I’ve read this book, and thoroughly enjoyed it. 🙂

    • The Guat June 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM #

      Woo-hoo! So glad. I’m in the middle of it, once I’m done I’ll probably write a review. So glad she’s selling quickly.

  4. Island Traveler June 12, 2014 at 9:23 PM #

    A very talented, gifted person whose works inspired so many.

    • The Guat June 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM #

      She is totally awesome! Glad you could stop by and check out her book.

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