Hello, I'm Marsha Cornelius
"I believe there's an incredible amount of talent out there, whether it’s artists, or musicians, or writers. The problem is that we rarely find them unless we attend an arts fair, a music fest, or book festival. My hope is that folks who attend the Milton Literary Festival will find a new favorite author, or try a different genre than they usually read. I see my role as getting as many readers and writers together to explore the world of literature. "
MY FAVORITE QUOTE
The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they’re up there, throw rocks at them.
A CLOSER LOOK
I’ve lived in Cherokee County for the past 25 years. It’s just me and my husband now that the cats are gone and kids are on their own. We kind of like the peace and quiet.
I graduated with a degree in journalism from Indiana University, but ended up in the advertising departments of three different newspapers over several years. Once I honed my graphic design skills, I took a position as production manager for an alternative newspaper in Atlanta. Anyone remember Southline?
It seems I did everything but write. It wasn’t until my kids were in school that I began to take writing seriously. But then it was only on weekends (very early in the mornings before anyone else was awake) so it took me nearly 10 years to write my first novel. Once I got the published author bug, I retired from managing elementary school cafeterias and wrote full time. Now I release a book a year. They’ve been in different genres, including: Three speculative fiction novels (an often overlooked stepchild of Science Fiction-no zombies or aliens, just how life could be in the future); a post-apocalyptic thriller; a mainstream drama; and two cozy mysteries. My latest book is "Into the Pond." You can read more about it by clicking the title name.