I’m Marney McNall, writer of upmarket, book club fiction for the cause-conscious and anyone loving a little rough-around-the-edges travel.

I write about people who don’t give up—people who struggle to dig down roots, step up, and test out their wings. And love. Of course, I write about love—under difficult circumstances. Because really, is there any other kind?

Writing from Charleston, South Carolina. A great place to call home.


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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

Mark Twain

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Mark Twain

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.

James Baldwin

Books allow us to go into someone else’s life and step inside their skin, and see the world through their eyes. And that’s what makes us more compassionate people.

Ann Patchett