An author of fiction, Loretta Marion’s writing bridges the genres of women’s fiction, mystery and suspense, always with hints of romance and humor, sometimes delving into the psychological and paranormal. She creates strong but flawed and struggling characters as appealing as the rich atmospheric settings in which the stories take place.
Loretta is a true bibliophile and has loved reading and creating with words since she was a young girl. And that affection for the written word followed her like a shadow throughout her life as she put pen to paper crafting marketing and advertising copy, educational brochures and newsletters. But her passion for writing fiction evolved from the unlikely world of hospice. As a volunteer, she set out to establish a Legacy Story program to honor and preserve the rich heritage of the fascinating people who were soon to leave this world. The meaningful experience inspired her to create her own interesting characters and stories. And she has recently launched her debut novel, The Fool's Truth, a twisty and suspenseful mystery with a whisper of romance.
Though born and raised in the Midwest, Loretta fell in love with New England and has made it the setting for much of her writing. When not whipping out words on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor pursuits, or is curled up with a delicious new book. Loretta lives in Rhode Island with her husband, Geoffrey, and their beloved Mr. Peabody, a sweet and devoted “Corgador” (Corgi-Labrador cross).
The Fool's Truth
Mystery, Suspense, Romantic Suspense
The Fool's Truth follows a desperate woman on the run, taking the reader on a reckless detour to backwoods Maine, where dark and dangerous secrets lurk. Cordelia Richmond's dream for a new life in a safe haven quickly turns into a nightmare when she and her toddler daughter become stranded on a secluded farm with a witch-like hermit living off the grid. Each day seems interminable in the company of the peculiar recluse who begins to come undone by their presence. With no means of communicating with the outside world and the need to escape intensifying, further complications arise when the local sheriff and a nosy reporter start poking around. Long buried mysteries emerge, placing Cordelia and her daughter in grave danger - and leaving her regretting the trail of lies she left behind. Especially to the only person who might be searching for her... lifelong friend and once lover, Ramon Alvarez.
The Fool's Truth has recently been awarded an Honorable Mention from New England Book Festival and the Gold Book Award from Hungry Monster Literary Awards.