Marie Tapia Narrates Tale of Headstrong Heroine, ‘Maxine’

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New novel depicts strength, resiliency of women today

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Marie Tapia returns to the literary limelight with a new novel featuring the adventures and challenges of a young woman on the hunt for true connection and companionship. The headstrong and go-getter “Maxine” (published by iUniverse) is an embodiment of the varied characters the author has met and of herself as well, easily relatable as she undergoes the daily drama and thrill many readers can relate to. How she solves them is the unique part of her she will soon discover.

Maxine is a passionate, independent woman with an unruly head of curly brown hair, who believes in the power of love. The intertwining of fate brings Max and Marjorie Talbot, a headstrong but lovable gallery owner, together. Max’s relationships from a hot, romantic lover to a foreign stranger, compel Marjorie to interject her expertise at the proverbial “girls night.” Together they develop a bond of friendship that resists time.

“It will appeal to readers because everyone has a bit of Maxine inside themselves. They can see why she reacts in a particular way to each person. It might have happened to them. Some readers might feel uplifted that their life isn’t so bad compared to what Max has to experience,” the author shares.

Entertaining and evocative, “Maxine” underscores the strength and resiliency of women in today’s world. “They can lead lives that have meaning for them as well as have an effect on the world.”

By Marie Tapia
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781532002533
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781532002199
E-Book | 342 pages | ISBN 9781532002205
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Marie Tapia, a graduate of the California College of the Arts, is passionate about painting and writing. While in France, she explored a past life, which inspired her first book, “The Red-Haired Man.” Tapia has traveled to the Amazon in Brazil, Rio, to Urubamba Peru, from Paris down to southern France and up to Normandy. She has lived in Mexico and traveled from the east to the west coasts including the Yucatan Peninsula and Xcaret. She has currently returned to her first love, the Pacific Ocean, where she continues to write Maxine’s story and paint.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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