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About Me

With over 20 years experience in the paid writing field, I figured it is about time to write a book. My past writing experience has included fields involving business communications, healthy living/eating, medical, retail, public relations – to name a few.

I also have written a natural foods cookbook series, ezines, blogs, and reviews of various sorts.

My goal is to share my book writing experience as a motivational tool for both myself and my readers.

WordPress is an excellent way to maintain a blog since it’s so easy. 🙂


I am a Midwesterner, born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. From an early age, I’ve been a Detroit Red Wings hockey fan. I remember my mom listening to every game.

I watched many baseball games at Tiger Stadium, which is now just a empty shell. Sad..

My first priority in school (besides maintaining good grades) was band, since I started playing flute in 2nd grade. Many, many good memories. To this day, I entertain with my flute playing. I am working on a children’s project with my producer.

After graduating from high school, I traveled to Europe and visited my penpal. More wonderful memories:)

After returning from Europe, I was in a car accident which left me in a body cast. Not too many fond memories. This car accident left me with multiple injuries: closed head injury, fractured jaw, fractured neck, ribs, femur – and others.  My fractured femur resulted in my needing a total knee replacement – 30 years after the accident.

Educationally, my background includes an advanced degree in business administration. I’ve completed the 5th year educational requirements for the CPA Exam – which I have passed. I worked three jobs to put myself through college.
I’ve always loved writing. Enough about myself for now.

MarieB (author of Booktoots weblog)


9 Responses

  1. Have a nice day !

  2. Thank you! Same to you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  3. Hi I love your writing tips, and i was wondering if you could see my blog I am new very new!

  4. I found your blog while trying to get some answers to my continued knee pain 6 mos. after tkr. I really enjoy it–this is my first attempt at something like this.
    I am a Penguins fan but I’m sure you won’t hold it against me (ha ha). Go Redwings.

  5. Hi Margaret,
    I was going to hold you being a Penguins fan against you until I saw your “Go Redwings” statement. 🙂 (just kidding)
    It’s great to hear from another hockey fan!
    Best of luck to you….

  6. Hi -I am 10 months post right total knee and 2 years post total left knee -I am 61 years old -getting frustrated with onging stiff feeling in the latest knee – seems I am limping again -could it be the weather?? Lifting my 25 pound grandson?? – having to be careful walking on the icy walks??? Or a of the above -plus being overweight -I expected a steady improvement so this up and down scenario frustrates me!!

  7. Hello: I appreciate your blog. My mother got a TKR 3 weeks ago and is suffering from alot of fatigue. She is 79 years old and I think really second guessing getting this done. She just has no energy. I just wanted to know if any of your fellow bloggers are a bit older and had the same symptoms and feelings. Take Care!

  8. Hey Booktoots:
    Can you ask your readers to submit questions/concerns/tips/book recommendations/home prep/hospital stay prep/husband prep 🙂 for PRE-TKR? Now that I have my surgery date I’m all about the prep. I think I asked this as a response to one of the existing blogs but sometimes I think people don’t read all the way to the bottom (like me! 59 comments wow!). And BTW – once again – this is the best blog!!!!!
    For example that glider response was great – I knew there was a reason I kept the nursing chair even though my boys are teenagers!!
    Thanks again,

  9. I just found your blog by googling about sleep positioning post-TKR. What a treasure I have found. I had my tkr (left) 9 weeks about, and am planning to have a 2nd one in June. I am so pleased to find your realistic insights and information! You are in my reader and I’ll be visiting daily. (And I’ll try to enjoy our Red Wings rants. Being from Ohio, I’m a Penguins fan…)

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