This lady is no Marionette.

There is nothing better than watching a friend find her way with her passions. So today I am thrilled to be part of the reveal of this up and coming new book by the ever so brilliant and lovely T.B. Markinson. A wonderful writer, a terrific photographer and she has the cutest pets ever…well second to mine of course. She is also wonderful at sniffing out good pubs.


Title: Marionette

Author: T. B. Markinson

Cover Designer: Derek Murphy

Publication Date: December 2013


Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?

After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.

During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.

To add to Paige’s woes while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?

About the Author:

T B Markinson

T. B. Markinson is a 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. Marionette is her second novel.  A Woman Lost was her debut novel.

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  1. Thanks so much for the help and the kind words. I do have help when it comes to sniffing out pubs–my dog Miles. He loves to explore side streets and you can find really good pubs off the high streets. And your fur babies are adorable!


  2. Jo,
    You couldn’t have picked a better soul to shine a spotlight on. T.B. is a shining star/up-and-comer of the literary world.
    And her smile is infectious…..


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