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Author Spotlight – Tina Mrazik

Tina Mrazik was born in North Miami, FL, in 1963. Her father was a professional big-band drummer. Her mother was an executive housekeeper for a well-established hotel chain. Being an only child, she had the undivided attention of her parents and was exposed to music at an early age.

Both her parents collected records. A combination of gospel, jazz, and modern pop gave Tina a love for all genres of music, though rock was definitely her favorite. She began playing guitar at the age of seven. In 1973 Tina began writing her own music. At the encouragement of her mother, and her love of words, Tina began writing poetry a year later. Within a span of ten years, Tina had assembled ten volumes of collected poetry works. Though they were of a dark nature, she developed her talent and own unique style for the ironic and melancholy. By her early twenties, her life took on numerous twists and turns, though she continued to write. Finding peace and solace in her words and the music she listened to, her writing flourished, becoming more contemporary and complex.

By the year 1995, Tina had written her first horror novel entitled C.H.R.I.S.T.  She continued with her novel writing and expanding her portfolio to the world of music magazines. Tina became a “features” writer for the music publications InTune, Vibrations, and The One Source. In 1997 she expanded her audience to the Internet by becoming a writer for selected websites, primarily in the arts & entertainment field with short stints into the religion and philosophy realm. Her work can be read currently on Google, Tumblr and her Writer’s Page on Facebook.  Her latest work is the trilogy titled ALL ACCESS.  Its genre is Contemporary Fiction and is as she puts it, “A fictional autobiography.”

So what have you written?

My latest release is the trilogy “All Access.”  It is a fictional narrative autobiography that tells the story of gay rock star Tina Marz. It chronicles her life from childhood to rock stardom and beyond. I am also a freelance journalist and wrote my first novel “C.H.R.I.S.T.” over 15 years ago.  My work is currently on many web sites including Google, Tumblr and a Writer’s page on Facebook.  I am also a poet.

How many books in the series?

Right now it is a trilogy – 3.  I do have plans to work on Book 4 with a twist.

What do you love about the writing process?

I love the art of creating.  Whether it’s sci-fi fiction, feature articles on the Entertainment industry, or novels – painting a picture with words has always been a passion.

One food you don’t care to ever eat again?

Broccoli or Sushi.  It’s not a pleasant experience.

Have you ever written a scene that reduced you to tears?

Yes, there’s quite a few in “All Access,” when I was a complete mess at the keyboard.  It was cathartic in many ways, gut-wrenching just the same.

What do you think makes your book stand out from the crowd?

I don’t think there’s anything else like it.  A fictional narrative autobiography – many publishers didn’t know what to do with it.  I’ve created my own genre and double-edged sword.

If you’re like most fans of rock and roll then you probably think the life of a rock star is all about short work hours, big money, all-night partying, and doing what you love most. The same goes for writers and film stars, right?

Well, the money is good, the parties are happening, and we are doing what we love more than anything in the world but it isn’t all easy work hours, freewheeling lifestyle, and glamour. In fact, it can be downright dangerous at times, scary as hell, and can leave you feeling like you’re spinning out of control. You don’t always know whom to trust, even when you love them with all of your heart.

My name is Tina Marz, and if you take a ride with me, I will share the gritty, the complete all access truth about life in the spotlight…the life of one famous songwriter-novelist-screenwriter rock star—me.

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Excerpt from All Access Book One: The Search For Paradise

A very wise Kabbalah teacher relayed this thought to me years ago—we think we want our lives to be peaceful and quiet, but we really don’t. There are earthquakes that come that keep us from being complacent and get us moving. When you think about it, do you really want to stay in the same place or state of mind for the rest of your life? I don’t. I want to grow as a person and an artist. I may not like all the crap I have to deal with, but I’ve learned from my own mistakes—hopefully—and look at everything that’s happened as stepping-stones to another plane. It’s especially difficult when emotions are involved, which encompass everything in life. We live, rule, and die by emotion. If we didn’t we’d all be iron robots or humanoids with stone hearts. I have been accused of being all of the above, and those are the kinder labels. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and certain people are destined to come into our lives at particular times to either teach us things about ourselves or about each other. Our lives have already been laid out for us long before we were born. You can refer to that philosophy as God, fate, destiny, or whatever word gives you the most comfort. It doesn’t matter if you’re straight, gay, bi, or somewhere in between, it’s how you were meant to be. I know I sound like an old hippie with all this groovy sensibility, but for the most part, this is how I feel. Again, my thoughts change moment to moment. I may feel this way on Sunday and despise every living creature on Monday. That’s just me.

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