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From an early age, Ines Ferrari Garcia desired to be a writer but knew that to be a captivating storyteller, she needed to gain some life experiences. Her literary debut, “Saving Marina,” is inspired by her life experiences and passion for storytelling.


Ines was born and raised in New Jersey but sought the sun of South Florida and moved to the Ft. Lauderdale area at the age of twenty-one. Her path led her into the world of interior design, where she and her architect husband have successfully

operated a business for over twenty-five years. Their life journey took an exciting turn when they embarked on renovating a historic home in the El Cid neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida.


The renovation and her life experiences inspired Ines to write her first novel, “Saving Marina.” A heartfelt story, “Saving Marina” centers on a middle-aged mother who grapples with the unearthing of repressed past traumas while renovating a historic home in El Cid.


Saving Marina has received accolades from American Bookfest and Kirkus Reviews, which said, “Over the course of this novel, Garcia truly excels at conveying rich themes of family, trauma, womanhood, and finding one’s sense of purpose on every page. The plot proceeds at an even pace, and each scene feels thoughtfully developed and often captivating.” The book was also honored as a 2023 American Fiction Awards Finalist.


On the personal side, Ines is known to tell good stories and a joke or two. She loves to travel and explore historic cities and towns where she can immerse herself in the architecture, interior design, and local food. When not writing, Ines can be found walking on the beach and enjoying the South Florida lifestyle.

My Books

Saving Marina

Lost and Other Poems

Leaving Cuba

My Books
What people are saying about      saving marina
 "A pensive and frequently compelling supernatural drama of mothers and daughters"
Kirkus Reviews
Captivating Must Read!
"Captivating story that you don't want to put down, and also don't want it to end. I'm looking forward to many more novels from this author."
Highly Recommend this Book!
"A very engaging and poignant story about a women's search for the truth and coming to terms with childhood trauma."

Saving Marina is a Must Read!
"I just couldn't put the book down! It was an easy read that kept you wanting more.

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