Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Newspaper Article


Yes, my local newspaper decided to write an article on the new author in the area. (grins)

Since it's small and hard to read - this is what the article says:

Marie Higgins of Brigham City has always loved romance. She has also done a lot of reading and watched movies. Combine those interests with her vivid dreams in which scenes unfold, and you get an LDS romance novel.

Higgins will be at Reflections of Utah Book Store signing copies of her novel "Winning Mr. Wrong" on Saturday, September 4, from 1-3 pm. The book store is located at 47 South Main, Brigham City. Her second book, a historic novel is titled "Heart Of A Hero" and will be in area book stores by the end of the month.

Higgins has been writing since 1993 and she has many ideas. "When I'm writing one book, I get more ideas, they just keep coming," she explained.

The inspiration for "Winning Mr. Wrong" came when she was in the middle of planning and preparing a dinner in her ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There are a lot of details involved with feeding up to 200 people. She didn't have time to start on the book, but "the characters wouldn't shut up and I didn't have time." But she was able to get the first chapter written and then the characters' voices left her alone long enough to get the dinner taken care of.

Higgins, who works full time at Workforce Services, does her writing on Fridays and weekends. She said the characters are constantly talking to her. "They write their own stories. I can't wait to see how they will end," she concluded.

For more information about Higgins, go to her blog at


Tiffinie Helmer said...

Very Cool! Way to go, Marie!

Erin Knightley said...

How exciting! Congrats, Marie :)

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Fantastic! Living in a small town does have it's advantages. I'd have to be Stephen Kingish to get the Houston Chronical to do a write up on me. Congrats.

AvonLadyJerrica said...

Marie, this is so great!! Congratulations!! And good luck at the book signing! :)

stanalei said...

Hittin' the big time, Marie. Way to go. Good luck at the book signing.

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks ladies!! You are awesome!


Catherine Gayle said...

Very cool, Marie. Congrats!