About the Author

D. Marie Prokop was born in Pennsylvania. Her favorite fiction writers include Madeleine L’Engle, Pearl S. Buck, and C.S. Lewis. A singer-songwriter and avid knitter, D. Marie and her family now reside in Houston, Texas along with three cats and much yarn. She is the author of the YA sci-fi adventure series, the Days of the Guardian (The Red String, The Red Cloak, and The Red Knot). She has also written a short story for children entitled, The Baiji.

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  1. Thank you so much for following us (and liking a recent post) – we love to see new faces and (we hope) find new friends. God bless you and I pray that you continue to excel in your writing!

    Blessings in Christ,
    Rebecca 🙂

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  2. Thankyou for stopping by!
    I love the picture on your novel.
    Looks like blood of Jesus coming out of His hands, but also thread (which connects you through your passion for yarn …). I also note the play on words … “Yarn” as in thread and you write “yarns”.
    And lastly I believe that God weaves us and our story into a magnificent tapestry, that we cannot always see, but occasionally get to glimpse in His majesty.
    Keep writing and many blessings
    God is Good!

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  3. Ahhh, Houston–you’re in good company–my devout cousin, “St” Theresa, resides there. She was a lifesaver to me. May God bless you with His abundant favor and grace! love, Caddo

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  4. D.Marie- Really love the banner on your blog. Thanks for visiting “FrayedDustjackets” and following. Best of luck with your writing! I’m struggling through a third edit on a novel now myself.

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    • Third? It’s just the beginning! 😛 Seriously, though, I may hire or barter for editing services next time…so time consuming! Thanks for the compliment about the banner!! I did have a great illustrator, can’t take all the credit…

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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog. AND, congrats on being a NaNoWriMo winner!!!! Finally, I am interested in knowing what “The Red String” is about seeing as we (Jewish) have a cabalistic practice that involves a red string. I look forward to reading more. 🙂

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    • Yes, I learned a bit about that in my research…this “red string” is adapted from Asian mythology, actually…it’s interesting to see all the cultural connections. Thank you for following my blog also!

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    • It’s been good! I put hardly any money into it, and since it’s my first novel, I have kept my expectations low. They have been exceeded and I have found a true joy in the writing process. The Create Space site is very well set up and the paperback books look fabulous- good quality paper, etc… I was blessed to have my brother, who is a graphic artist, design the cover, but if you publish an e-book, that can be a much simpler, DIY project. I highly recommend it. The days of waiting to be recognized are over. Work your but off and do your best, then click PUBLISH. All the blessings are in the actual writing anyway. Best wishes!

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  6. Thanks you for following my blog! I love C.S. Lewis and L’Engle, too. I wish you the best on your writing career.

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  7. I really enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I really enjoy your writing. Thank you for your contributions. All the best!

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  8. Marie, thanks for visiting my blog and “liking” a recent post. I’ve perused around your site and love what I’m finding here. And I hopped over to Goodreads to mark The Red String a TBR on my list. Sounds intriguing. Look forward to getting to know you.

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    • My advice is to self publish, especially if it’s your first endeavor. I used Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing for the ebook versions and Createspace for the print. I had a lot of help with beta-reading, editing, formatting and cover design, for now all volunteer, because I am being conservative and realistic. My sales are pretty low, but I am slowly growing a fan base. The more books you publish and the more often, the better your sales. I recommend novellas, though I didn’t find this out until I had already started a YA trilogy. Oops. Thanks for asking questions! And best wishes to you.

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      • Thank you! I’ll definitely keep this in mind! Doing a lot of editing on several things right now but once I’ve made up my mind what I want to get published I’ll probably do that haha 🙂

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