Marie was born in Omaha, Nebraska and now resides in Cleveland, Georgia with her husband and three dogs. Four of her five children were adopted in various places in the world. Marie and family have lived in England, Germany, Turkey and various places in the USA. She finds great joy in the Arts, traveling, cooking, writing and the people she meets every day. Her writing spans more than forty years. She writes from real life encounters and personal experiences. Marie is an avid reader and loves quilting and art projects that she shares with other members of quilting groups in the area. She is an active member of the Clarkesville Writers Society of Georgia where she teaches and work is shared, critiqued and encouraged.