Thursday, January 26, 2012

Marcia Fine, Author Of ‘Stressed In Scottsdale’, Named As One Of ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’

Fine was picked from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show. Her book, entitled ‘Stressed In Scottsdale’, expands her satirical series about Jean Rubin into the arena of politics and the environment

Marcia Fine, author of ‘Stressed In Scottsdale’, has been named one of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’. Her honors came as a result of her appearance on The Authors Show TV. Fine was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. ‘Stressed In Scottsdale’ was a First Prize Winner in the Satire/Humor Category by The Arizona Publishers Association's 2010 Arizona Book Awards and took 2nd Place (Silver) for Women's Fiction at the 2010 Living Now Book Awards.

“Being included in ‘50 Great Writers’ is an honor,” stated Ms. Fine, “as I'm passionate about self-expression and the ability to be creative. Family history has so many clues as to who we are--kernels that have been passed down through the generations. I'm also acutely aware of the absurdities in life--those moments of ‘I can't believe this is happening.’ Something compels me to write it down.”

Spending her formative years in South Florida, the only child of New York expatriates with a penchant for the Bohemian lifestyle, Marcia’s best friend was a good book. During the Eighties, as a wife and mother, she opened a model and talent center, the Southwest’s largest. As an agent, the newly minted entrepreneur marketed and managed over three hundred people. After ten years Marcia sold her self-created circus to become a corporate trainer and motivational speaker for an international jewelry company.

In 2000 Marcia began to pursue her dream of writing. Having written two satires about the upscale Scottsdale crowd, she then took a different direction and completed two more books. The third, ‘Paper Children’, is a family saga based on her grandmother’s letters from her family in Poland before and after World War Two. The fourth novel, ‘The Blind Eye’, is a sweeping historical novel set in the 15th and 20th centuries. It is, at times, a heart-wrenching story dealing with the survival of the Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition. Both ‘Paper Children’ and ‘The Blind Eye’ required extensive research and travel to Poland, Spain and Portugal.

Fine's fifth novel, ‘Stressed in Scottsdale’, expands her satirical series about Jean Rubin into the arena of politics and the environment. With her unique eye she pokes fun at the denizens of an upscale community while tackling serious issues of corruption and air quality issues.

Regarding ‘Stressed In Scottsdale, a reviewer stated, “Delightfully funny and absurd, ‘Stressed in Scottsdale' is a smart, witty story, unlike anything you've recently read. Few topics are safe from Marcia Fine's satire as she takes aim at societal issues of relationships, fertility, politics and the environment, showing how carried away people get and how absurd things can become. In the midst of all the wackiness, Marcia Fine does a terrific job of reminding us that, although their are things in life we need to take care of, most of them aren't important enough to cause us to lose our minds.”

Marcia Fine is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at More information is available at her website. ‘Stressed In Scottsdale’ is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at the website. Paperback and ebook versions are available.


Marcia Fine