Author Marian L. Thomas delivers a hilarious, yet candid discussion of why she made the life-long decision to remain childless. This chapbook has the perfect blend of non-fiction and fictional elements that make it the perfect recipe for a delightful read.
Interview with Marion Thomas
Why is the theme of this project important?
Woman today are empowering themselves. They are defining who they are and that’s what being an empty carriage woman is all about. That’s what “Living The Empty Carriage Way of Life”; the book is all about. Being an empty carriage woman goes beyond the usually stigma of just saying I’m childless by choice. It tells society, family and friends that you’re okay with your decision. You’re okay with where you are in life. You’re making the decision not to push the carriage or fill it for that matter. For some, this is a life-long decision, for others, it’s a decision for now or even a decision for the next three to five years. Whatever the case; being an empty carriage woman makes you a strong woman who has made valid decisions for her own life.”
What did you learn about yourself while writing this book?
I learned the true definition of strength. That it goes beyond a concept of what others view you to be or want you to be. It embraces being comfortable with your own skin, whatever that means for you.
How do you find time to write?
My schedule is crazy! I mean that. Writing is something that I have to make myself go and do. I enjoy it, but it doesn’t come natural for me. I have to put deadlines on myself. Challenge myself and force myself to get into a creative mindset. It’s not always easy.
If you could work on a writing project with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be? Why?
Great question. That one took some thought. I’ve never considered writing with someone as a possibility. However, if I had to select one person, I suppose it would be the author of The Notebook. I loved the way he developed the story. I guess that’s why people loved the movie just as much. Both, were well told.
About Marian L. Thomas
Marian L. Thomas is a dynamic storyteller with five engaging novels to her credit. Her books have been seen on national television stations and featured in print magazines and newspapers. She has also been a guest on many broadcast and online radio stations.
Mrs. Thomas writes contemporary fiction for women. Her books are rich with ever-intriguing themes of race, family strife, love, divorce, friendship and forgiveness. She recently released her first non-fiction title (Living The Empty Carriage Way of Life) that tackles the stigma often placed on women who decide to remain childless.
Mrs. Thomas resides in a suburb of Georgia with her husband.
You can learn more about Marian L. Thomas at http://www.marianlthomas.com.
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