Marjorie R. Williams is author and photographer of Markets of Provence, and coauthor and photographer of Markets of Paris, 2nd ed. Her work has been featured in Afar, GoNOMAD, NPR's Travel with Rick Steves, Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show, Rudy Maxa's World, The Huffington Post, France Today, and House Beautiful, among other food and travel magazines and blogs. She blogs on travel, food, and markets around the world. An avid traveler, she believes that exploring markets is one of the most rewarding ways of immersing oneself in the local culture. She has a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Lesley University. She resides in the Boston area and lived in Paris while researching Markets of Paris.