Hi there, I’m Marie (she/her)!

I’m a fantasy + sci-fi + horror author living with my husband and dogs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after traveling full-time in an RV for years. Jessi Honard and I were finalists in the 2020 Book Pipeline Unpublished Contest, and I’m a nominee for the 2021 Futurescapes Award for my current work in progress — a fantasy heist that explores the impact of classism.

My writing uses speculative fiction to dive into topics like social justice, the environment, and the power of friendship. As the co-owner of North Star Messaging +Strategy, a content marketing agency formed in 2010, I’m passionate about helping CEOs brand their voice and freelance writers succeed financially.

When I’m not writing, I love to hike, camp, and chow down on New Mexico green chile.

Description of Pictures:

  • Goofing around with Patrick Rothfuss at 2019 Writing Excuses Retreat.
  • Hanging out with Unrelenting co-author, Jessi Honard.
  • Hosting an author booth at the 2019 New Mexico Comic Expo.
  • Meeting Melinda Snodgrass at 2018 Southwest Writers Conference.
  • Hiking in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.
  • Celebrating my husband’s and my wedding day with flowers from my favorite childhood authors, Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant, in front of their series, Animorphs.