Friday, 8 May 2015

Author Feature: Marni MacRae

Sophia has booked the vacation of a lifetime. A week on a deserted island. Hoping for a retreat and recharge from her life in the middle of a Northwest winter, she sets out to enjoy seclusion and sun in paradise. Flying halfway around the world, Sophia boards the yacht chartered to take her to the secluded island in the Maldives. There she meets Lucas, a fellow vacationer. Tall, dark, and handsome, Lucas is a cowboy, misplaced in the tropics. Shunning Sophia’s attempt at friendship, Lucas keeps to himself until the two travelers are thrust into an unwelcome adventure. Sophia soon learns that Lucas may be her only hope for survival, and that paradise is not so easily reached.

Stranded on a secluded island with a cowboy…sounds like a recipe for an intriguing read!

Lady Sun, Marni MacRae’s debut novel, came about on a cold December night when she wished desperately to escape winter boredom. The story was mainly for her husband’s entertainment but as it grew, she fell in love with the main characters, Sophia and Lucas. The story was put on hold with the birth of her seventh child. After falling from a horse and breaking her pelvic bone in two places, she made the most of her confinement and completed Lady Sun.

Born in the south, Marni spent many days skipping school to hide in the bushes and read all day long. She always dreamed of becoming a writer, having grown up listening to her mother-an epic storyteller, weave magical tales. Marni always had a passion for creating stories and began writing in earnest at the age of twenty and finally summoned the courage to publish in 2015. She has been over the moon since taking that huge step.

This forty-one year old mom lives in the beautiful Northwest with her husband and children; spending her time chasing around one of her six sons, mucking stalls or milking goats. Stolen moments are spent hammering away at the keyboard.

Mrs. MacRae is working on her new novel:

What would you do if you woke up and couldn't remember anything?  Not only is your identity a mystery to you, but the world around you seems foreign and surreal. Such is the journey of one young woman who discovers that being nameless is only the beginning of her story.

You can connect with Marni by visiting her website at or on twitter @marnimacrae.

Lady Sun is available at