Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thankful Author 2017- Claire Marti

One of my daily habits is to keep a gratitude journal. Even in the most challenging of times, I force myself to write down at least three things. I’ve found this exercise works to help my perspective focused on the positive, even when the world feels utter chaos. 2017 has proved to be a bittersweet year, full of triumph and sorrow.
2017 was the best of times and the worst of times. On the positive side, my debut novel and second novel were published and my career as an author began. Truly a dream come true. I now belong to a community of authors with whom I feel connected and am honored and happy to belong to.

Blurb from At Last in Laguna:

Alyssa Morgan has secretly been in love with her older brother Nick’s best friend, Brandt Dempsey, since she was an awkward, lonely teenager. When she catches the bouquet at Nick’s wedding, she throws caution to the wind and propositions Brandt to a two-week fling. He’s tried to ignore how Alyssa has blossomed into a strong, talented, gorgeous woman because as his best friend’s baby sister, she’s off limits.

After they share a mind-blowing kiss, Brandt struggles to fight their undeniable chemistry. His tragic childhood scarred him, but he pushes it deep inside, only allowing the world to see a wealthy, carefree entrepreneur. Forced to work together on Brandt’s latest charitable venture, Brandt and Alyssa’s passion cannot be denied. Alyssa knows he’s the one. Can she convince him they belong together?

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Claire Marti started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress. 

Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga. Second Chance in Laguna and At Last in Laguna are the first two books in her Finding Forever in Laguna series from The Wild Rose Press.

Twitter:  @clairepmarti


  1. Great post, Claire. I also do my best to focus on the positive. Even in the worst of times, there's always something to be grateful for. Best of luck with your series!

  2. Quite the blurb...sounds like a dramatic story

  3. A gratitude Journal is a great idea. I keep meaning to start one. Thank you for reminding me to do this. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. I like the idea of a gratitude journal - I gave up on my morning pages long ago because it began to feel like I was whining about bad stuff. Having to write 3 things I'm grateful for would help keep a balanced perspective. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I started a journal just this year. Every night before prayers, I write five things I'm grateful for that day. It's definitely a great positive exercise, but I will admit, some days it's easier than others coming up with those five things.

  6. Gratitude journals are the best, Claire! Wishing you all the best! Happy Thanksgiving!