…And then I feel the sun itself
as it blazes over the hills,
like a million flowers on fire–
clearly I’m not needed,
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.”
Mary Oliver
The Buddah’s Last Instruction

Once a globe trotting corporate marketing executive, Marcia Breece lives on the Washington Coast where she enjoys the tranquility and solitude she needs to write. The beach  provides daily photo opportunities, whether it’s the foggy shore at sunrise, bald eagles drifting on the wind, or moon snails excavating the sand at low tide.

Marcia helps other self published authors get their books to market, whether as eBook or print. Experience publishing and marketing her own books guided her to offering her skills to this niche market. “It’s a typical grass roots story,” says Marcia. “An author friend asked me to help with his book, then his friend did the same, and so on until I had a group of author clients that needed help with self publishing and marketing. I’m convinced that if you stay open, what you love to do will find its way to you.”

Marcia’s  passion for photography started at the age of five when she first held her granddad’s “Kodak.” His collection of black and white images from the old west still kindle her creativity.  “Some day those images will be the inspiration for another novel.”

Writing became her outlet in the late 1970s when she began journaling. In the 80s she wrote user manuals and in the 90s she wrote articles for technical magazines but longed to write from her heart. Meanwhile, she realized she couldn’t breath deep enough and still show up at the office.  A line from Mary Oliver’s Poem said it all, “…are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?” (Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?)  In 2005 she left the corporate world to buy a llama ranch, where she opened a Bed and Breakfast. Although she published Finding This Place, a memoir, in 2009, she found that farm chores and inn keeping left little time for writing. In 2010, she sold the farm, and moved to the beach where she finds the freedom and inspiration she needs. ”My wanderlust has pasted. This is what I need, now.”

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