Marcia spent the first five years of her life in a small grove house in Claremont, California. Today, there is an onramp to the westbound 210 where that house used to stand. She still misses climbing orange trees and smelling the sun-warmed dusty tang of the bark.
A Marine fighter pilot's wife from 1975 until 1987, Marcia observed and interacted with military aviators and their spouses when they still had a great time and damned the consequences.
When her husband retired back to Southern California, for almost twenty years she issued imperatives in her elementary school classrooms and worked as a social studies and language arts mentor for Saddleback Unified School District.
A University of California-Irvine Writing Fellow, she wrote the Interact (Social Studies School Service) simulations CHINA and EGYPT, a memoir WING WIFE: HOW TO BE MARRIED TO A MARINE FIGHTER PILOT and two fantasy/adventure books NIGHT MONSTERS and DAY MONSTERS.
When not writing, she spends time with her husband and seven grandchildren who live too far away. Her cat named Snicklefritz waits at home since he does not like to travel.
Visit her website http://www.marciajsargent.com to find out more about her writing, to see photos of people and places and planes. Or visit http://wingwife.blogspot.com to read her blog.