by Marina Martindale
Another type of research I do is name verification. Two of the characters in The Stalker met while working for a magazine. The magazine is fictitious. However, I did a Google search on the name I planned on using just to be sure there was no actual publication out there with the same name. In this case there wasn't, but had there been I would have had to come up with a different name. We, unfortunately, live in a litigious society, and even though I include a disclaimer in my books, there is always the remote possibility someone could come along and claim I was infringing on a trademark.
“I love creating conflicted characters,” says Martindale. “I think they’re more like the people we meet in real life. I also like the complexity of romance. It’s an opportunity to delve deep into the human condition and try to understand what it is that motivates us to make the choices in life that we make.”
Martindale draws her inspiration from her own real life experiences, as well as those of the people around her. The stories, however, are fiction.
“The path to true love is never an easy one,” adds Martindale. “Some are haunted by people from their past. Others have been deceived or betrayed by the people they trusted the most. We all make bad choices, even though we usually don’t realize it at the time. My stories are about the unintended consequences of those bad choices, how the characters resolve them, and how they grow and become better people as a result.”
Marina Martindale resides in Tucson, Arizona. In her spare time she enjoys music, traveling, photography, and cooking.
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Marina's Newest Thrilling Release: The Stalker
Craig Walker had been her mentor until he became jealous of her talent and success. Now he intends to either have her, or destroy her at all costs.
As Rachel’s family pressures her to take Craig to court, she can no longer ignore her nagging feeling that a tragedy is about to strike.
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