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Marion's Interview at Texty Ladies on June 22, 2009.

Marion Webb-DeSisto Jun 23, 2009

Marion Webb-De Sisto has held a keen interest in Women’s Spirituality, Crystal Therapy and the Celestial Hierarchy for the past twenty-five years. She is a graduate member and former tutor of the International College of Crystal Healing, a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner and a Reiki Master. Although born in England, Marion lived and worked for many years in the USA.

 

She was a Grade School teacher in England, a director of two separate child care centers in Massachusetts and the director of a private school in California. After returning home, she became a local government officer for registering and inspecting all types of education and child care facilities for children under the age of 8. During many of her working years, Marion’s attention was given to servicing and protecting abused and neglected children.

 

This author describes herself as a people watcher. She sees the human experience as one that is filled with possibilities and continuous change. The duality that exists within each person fascinates Marion and she uses her many years of working and communicating with people as a blueprint for ‘fleshing out’ the characters in her novels.

 

Jacquie: What’s the first book you ever read that inspired you to become a writer yourself?

Marion: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.

Jacquie: How has your work with crystal skulls influenced your fiction works?

Marion: My long-term work with crystals rather than crystal skulls has had some influence on my fiction works. My characters have crystal wands that can be used as weapons or as a means of transportation, also for helping them to easily do difficult tasks.

Jacquie: Are you able to switch from fiction to non-fiction writing easily? Or do you have a process?

Marion: No process, I seem to be well-able to make the switch I just feel drawn to write one or the other.

Jacquie: Do you have a writing schedule? If so, are you able to stick to it? If not, how do you avoid procrastination? 

Marion: I usually write in the mornings because my brain is more active then, but there have been occasions when I’ve written late at night, as well. I just think I “blank out” in the afternoons. I never procrastinate. If I’m unable to stick to my schedule, I just beat myself up until I can get back to it. :-)

 

Jacquie: Are you involved in activities other than writing? If so, please tell us about them.

Marion: Due to an illness I had eleven years ago I’m not as physically active as I used to be, but I have given training courses, workshops and lectures about complementary therapies and spirituality at an Adult Education college in London, as well as at Holistic Festivals and Health Shows. I’m an avid collector of crystals and crystal skulls and I’ve always been a fan of movies. I also love to read books about the paranormal and stories of romance and adventure.

Jacquie: Why did you want to write books for sale? I understand the compulsion to create stories, but I’m always curious as to why someone would have a goal to sell them.

Marion: My motivation to write is, I think, much more about sharing with others rather than selling the books. I frequently give free copies of them to people in competitions or as gifts. However, we live in a world that runs on money and, having always been of an independent nature, I like to be able to pay my way in life. So the money I earn from my books is rewarding, but not the overall goal.

Jacquie: Tell us about your current release and any special circumstances that inspired you to write it.

Marion: My most recent book, Turning to Nature, is presently in the publishing process. It’s a little non-fiction handbook about the Bach Flower Remedies, which help us with our well-being. I became qualified as a Bach Centre Registered Practitioner some fourteen years ago and I’ve always wanted to tell people just how amazing these therapeutic essences are.

Jacquie: What criteria did you use for choosing the publishers to whom you submitted stories?

Marion: I self-publish my books, I’ve never submitted them to traditional publishers, but not because I’m afraid of rejection. I guess I’m a rebel who doesn’t like her work to be changed in any way by other folk. But you can find some of my writings featured in traditionally published books by Diane Stein and Dick Sutphen.

Jacquie: What’s next? Tell us your publishing schedule for the next year.

Marion: Within the past week I’ve started writing Book Three of The Angelic Chronicles trilogy. These books take a contemporary look at the Celestial Hierarchy. They tell a story of adventure, romance, sibling rivalry and treachery and they give the reader a controversial look at the angelic realms. When that book is complete, I would like to write one about my own and other people’s experiences of hauntings and/or paranormal events.

Jacquie: What did I not ask that you’d like to say to the Texty Lady readers?

Marion: I am always happy to have readers email me with any questions or thoughts they may have about the subjects covered in my books. For me other people’s ideas and viewpoints are very interesting They can read more about me and my work at: http://www.marionwebb-desisto.com 

Jacquie: Please let us know how to contact you, and give us the links to your social networks.maz@marionwebb-desisto.com or facetfound@aol.com

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/marionwebbdesisto

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Marion-Webb-De-Sisto/671911733

Any Ning sites:
http://theauthorssociety.ning.com/profile/MarionWebbDeSisto

 http://starelders22.ning.com/profiles/profile/show?id=MarionDeSisto& 

http://starelders22.ning.com/profiles/profile/show?id=MarionDeSisto&

 http://healinginternational.ning.com/profile/MarionWebbDeSisto 

http://healinginternational.ning.com/profile/MarionWebbDeSisto

Thank you, Marion! What an interesting life and career. Thanks for all the good work you do, as well as the wonderful books you write.

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