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Part 8: Close-Up Talk Radio spotlights Marie Pinschmidt

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison said, “If there's a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” Author Marie Pinschmidt, a long time painter first began writing when she was 68 years old.

“I challenged myself to write a novel about true love with strong characters,” says Pinschmidt. “I wanted to keep the novel clean and keep it interesting. I wrote the first one just to see if I could.”

Pinschmidt’s book, Man on the Balcony, tells the story of Maggie, a career woman who moves to New Orleans to pursue a new career in art. Maggie’s ultimate goal is to regain her family homestead and convert it into a writer’s retreat.

“It’s a story of true love, determination and the courage to make your dreams come true,” says Pinschmidt.

Today, Pinschmidt is the author of three novels: Man on the Balcony; its sequel Maggie’s Retreat; and her most recent novel Spanish Moss. Each book is informed in some way by Pinschmidt’s own experiences having spent 11 years in New Orleans, the wife of accomplished Tulane University ophthalmologist Dr. Norman Pinschmidt. Her experience as a caregiver to her husband served as the inspiration for her most recently published book, a memoir entitled Life Interrupted: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient.

“When Norman passed, painting and writing was something I could devote my passion to and it’s been a blessing,” says Pinschmidt. “One book lead to another and then another.

“Age should not be a factor,” says Pinschmidt, “but I wouldn’t suggest you wait as long as I did.”

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