Tremayne graduated from the University of Washington with
a B.A. in English Language and Literature. Don't let that
fool you, though - she did everything she could to avoid
those pesky Creative Writing classes in college.
Eventually, the desire to tell great stories caught up
with her, and now she loves spending her time writing
about the headstrong heroines and smoldering heroes of
the Victorian era.
Marie lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Once, in college, I was sick -
laid up in bed for two weeks. My friend came over, and
brought me a copy of Jane Austen's Pride and
Prejudice. I am ashamed to say my initial reaction was
one of surprise and disdain. Seriously, I was already
miserable and she expected me to slog through some old
Thankfully, I gave it a chance and it ended up changing my life. I loved it! And I started taking every course I could find that focused on the literature of the Regency and Victorian periods. I read everything from Austen to the Brontë sisters, Dickens to George Eliot, Mary Shelley and beyond. But out of all the novels I have read, that first book will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the gateway to my passion.
Fast forward a few years. An idea, a dream, pops into my head and will not leave me alone. I want to write a book that combines the best of what I love - romance and the Victorian era. Sadly for me, due to some strange idea that I wasn't good at writing fiction, I had managed to dodge every Creative Writing course that could have helped me realize my dream.
What to do?! I grabbed some of my favorite romance novels and studied them. I read books on writing fiction, romance in particular, and studied those too. Then I started writing, a scene here and there, as they came to me. I would write, put it away for a month. Write, put it away for a month.
Finally deciding to get serious, I started writing Lady in Waiting in earnest. In 2014, I submitted the preface to the Emerald City Opener Contest, put on by the GSRWA. I was astonished with the results...I took third place in Historical Romance! And I was in the company of so many other talented writers.
In October 2015, I was honored once again by winning second place in the Emerald City Opener contest for Historical Romance entries with my next book, Awaiting the Widow.
Thank you, to my very supportive family and friends. And thank you, future reader! I can't wait to share my books with the world.
Imagine being born in a time when your husband is selected for you, and marriage is often treated like any other business transaction. Welcome to Victorian England! Our heroine finds herself struggling with an impossible situation.
Nothing risked, nothing gained. Or so they say! Faced with pleasing her family and enduring a loveless marriage, or freeing herself from it all, including life as she knows it - it won't be easy. Our heroine takes a mighty risk, indeed...
True love awaits! Too bad her risky choice has rendered her ineligible to the man of her dreams. Can our heroine prevail despite the challenges before her? And will our hero be willing to take his own risks to claim her?
After losing her husband, our young widow and her child have relied on the kindness of family and friends. Moving on has been difficult, although her relationship with a particular friend has become most problematic...
It had taken no less than her marriage to another for him to realize he was in love with her. They've grown close in the years since her husband's death, but not nearly close enough to suit his burning desire...
She doesn't trust him, but she wants him. Badly. Could he actually be the man she's been needing all this time? And will she ever be able to let her guard down so he can love her the way she deserves?