Author Archives: Marilyn

That’s a Familiar Name

What’s in a name, anyway? Several people have asked where the name ‘Farley Bend’ came from.  The answer: I don’t know.  I was pondering the idea of writing a book during my morning drive, and somehow Farley Bend was there.  … Continue reading

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366 Very Good Days

The older I get, the more the days blur together.  In the blink of an eye the leaves are turning color again, though it feels like just yesterday I was shoveling snow and wishing for the sight of green grass.  … Continue reading

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An Experiment Gone Amusingly Awry…

I spend a significant amount of time in the car each work day – nearly an hour driving to work, and of course a similar amount of time going home again.  Since I travel with a smart phone anyway, why … Continue reading

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Pizza and Communication

A couple of decades ago my husband and I discovered a small pizza and sandwich shop named Vesipucci’s.  I do not remember how we heard about Vesipucci’s, but I do remember that they featured a sandwich called a nightmare, and … Continue reading

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If You’re Thinking About Australia…

You won’t find much information here about that Farley Bend! Before I named the town, I googled Farley Bend to see if such a place existed in the United States.  The first several returns pointed to a real estate agent … Continue reading

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Site Improvements

I’ve added some information to the site – under the ‘local flavor’ link above I have started a list of links real places mentioned in ‘Farley Bend’.   I am also planning to post recipes mentioned in the book; Emily’s chicken … Continue reading

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Now #195,236…

I’m pretty sure I could drive myself crazy checking Amazon stats – but I couldn’t quite resist sharing this.  Some day I’d love to see ‘Farley Bend’ hit the Top 100 list… Series: Farley Bend Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: CreateSpace … Continue reading

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Number 361,698…

Of how many?  I have no idea how many books are available for purchase from Amazon, and perhaps that’s just as well.  I was thrilled to see ‘Farley Bend’ on Amazon, so of course I go back from time to … Continue reading

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Introverts and Writing

I really enjoyed spending time in Farley Bend, meeting the characters and figuring out what made them tick.  I’m not entirely sure my friends and coworkers realized what they signed on for when they asked “How’s the book coming?”  How … Continue reading

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Now on Amazon!

It must be real if it is on the internet, right?  Well, it feels real from here anyway. Farley Bend on Amazon  

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