I’m Marissa Frosch, my author name is Cameron J Quinn. I chose the pen name in honor of my grandmothers. Putting together their maiden names, I was able to a create a name I really felt was my own.
I value family above all else and that’s a theme in my writing. I write an urban fantasy serial, The Starsboro Chronicles and I’m currently working on a paranormal romance series. (look for the first book of Tales From the Salem Grimoire series in fall 2018!)
My first book, How to Get Arrested, won the New Apple Award for Literary Excellence in the humor category shortly after publishing.
I grew up in New Hampshire surrounded by nature you just can’t help being inspired by. One of my earliest memories is of my mother typing on the computer. One of those old ones with the black screen and yellow pixelated text. She’d write all day and then she’d tell me the new Froggy story that evening. I have no idea how many she made or what the stories were about, besides a frog. What I do remember is sitting on the floor and listening to stories my mother created.
One divorce and a year or later I was writing my first “books”. I was six years old and my teacher asked us to write a story. I wrote more than one. I couldn’t stop. As I grew so did my stories. In high school, I met Sara. Something that seemed like fate at the time ended up being even more important than I ever could have guessed. In 2014 we would be more than best friends, as business partners, we started Amphibian Press and Amphibian Authors and published our first book, Smoke and Rain by V. S. Holmes (2015). Since then we’ve published a total of 12 books with another 5 scheduled for release in 2018.
I love helping other authors, which is why I started the Amphibian Authors blog and Sara and I are working on a series of non-fiction books. I’m currently working towards my Associates Degree in Marketing at Southern New Hampshire University and will be graduating in April 2018.