Genres: Non-fiction: Practical, Financial, Christian
What has been your most rewarding moment as an author?
After several drafts and edits, seeing my book “The Key” in print and the positive feedback I received from parents and grandparents who have been engaged in conversations about money and wise choices with their own children.
If you could offer one piece of writing advice to a novice author, what would it be?
Everyone has a story to tell or something to share. If you have an idea you would like to share, write it down, join a writing group, take a writing class, and go from there. I was not born or trained as a writer. My background is in banking and finance, but I had something I wanted to share and I found a way to impart my message.
What have been some of the biggest helps for developing your writing skills? Written resources, classes or conferences, fellow writers you’ve learned from or have mentored you, other?
Simply perusing other related books on the topic and attending a few writing classes and workshops given by San Gabriel Writers’ League and Georgetown’s Senior University.
What’s the best piece of writing-related advice that you’ve received?
“Write, write and keep writing!” Get the information down on paper or on your computer. Initially, don’t try to organize your thoughts; that can be done as the writing process unfolds.
How do you find your ideas for a book?
From my life experiences, career training and trends in our society and the economy. The publication of “The Key” was created as an inheritance for my grandchildren. As I shared my ideas with other parents, they said they could also use such a resource for their own teens, so I made the book available to the public.
What kind of books do you enjoy reading and how often do you read?
I read a bit of everything, but mostly I enjoy reading Christian Biblical-based books that motivate and inspire me. This is how the idea for “The Key” came about. Proverbs 13:22 of the Bible says ‘A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.” “The Key” is the inheritance I leave for my grandchildren.
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Marjorie L. Anderson, a retired banker and award-winning author, resides in Liberty Hill, Texas. Originally from the Virgin Islands, educated in Baltimore and trained in banking and finance in Pennsylvania, she came to Central Texas to be near her family. Fortunately, God gave her a heart for educating, which is why, aside from publishing “The Key” as an inheritance for her grandchildren, she has also translated the information to Spanish in “La Clave.” She finds time to share her financial knowledge and wisdom with schools, churches, youth groups and the community. Both her nonfiction books are available in print and e-book and may be purchased via Amazon and local retail bookstores.