About Me

Welcome to my website! I am Marin McGinnis, a writer of Victorian era romance. I have spent almost half my life in a tree-lined, unabashedly liberal suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I have been married to the same great guy for over 20 years, and have one teenage son. We all live together in a drafty hundred-year old house with our two dogs, Larry and Sneaky Pete.Easter dogs

Although I’ve been a voracious reader ever since I could make sense of words on the page, I came fairly late to writing. I dabbled with writing a mystery in my 20s, but didn’t start writing in earnest until after I discovered historical romance in my late 30s. While my very first book will languish under the bed, the next book, Stirring Up the Viscount, won two contests in 2013 and was published by The Wild Rose Press in January 2015.  My next three books, Secret PromiseTempting Mr. Jordan,  and Treasure Her Heart, were also published by The Wild Rose Press. Check out my Bookshelf for more info. I’m represented by Margaret Bail of Fuse Literary.

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as its Northeast Ohio Chapter.

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When I’m not writing, working in the day job, cooking for the family, or yelling at my excessively barky dogs, you can find me hanging out here, with my critique partners on ThroughHeartShapedGlasses.com,  on Facebook, on Twitter, on Goodreads, or on Pinterest.