About Marie

In the beginning, I liked any book with mice in it. And fairy tales.

But that was elementary school. At some point, mice morphed into SF&F, with detours into horror, mysteries, thrillers, and the occasional classic. And then reading became writing. And editing. And blogging. And eventually a novel, Valknut: The Binding, which is available at Amazon and other online retailers. You can also find my short stories Rose in Winter at Amazon (or in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress XXI) and Hell Hole in Anthology from Hell from Yard Dog Press.

When I’m not writing, I work as a statistical consultant and teach a technical writing course at a University. And on Fridays I curl.

Computer Mouse
Photo by Pockafwye


15 Responses to About Marie

  1. Mom says:

    Good job……interesting and I even recognized you!

  2. Bette Loughin says:

    Hi Marie,
    Over the course of the last few weeks (even over Christmas and New Year’s), I have enjoyed sitting back and digesting all of your “wanna be’s”. However, please be advised that this ole’ girl doesn’t involve herself in facebook or twitter (or tweeter), or whatever it is. Not that I have anything against these activities, golly no, it’s just that I have no dire need for them. So any reference to them is completely ignored :o)
    On the other hand, I found your writing to be a smooth journey from one sentence to another and from one paragraph to the next, creating almost a lullaby of words. In order for me to enjoy a book, a newspaper item, a magazine article or anything written, it must be easy to read. I don’t like to work at it, and I’m sure you know what I mean. And heaven forbid if I have to stop and pick up a dictionary!
    Good luck to you, Marie. I sincerely hope your book is published soon, and copies fly off the shelf!
    Love you,
    Aunt Bette

  3. Unka Robbet says:

    How great, Young Lady! Just discovered this via the Facebook connection. I asked to be a subscriber and look forward to reading about your adventures and seeing the pictures. Serious thrills!

  4. Hey there stranger! Cathy posted your blog on her Facebook and that was how I found you! Glad to see you have a website/ blog! Now we just need to get Cathy and especially Mark on board!

  5. cindy dean says:

    i bowl with your mom and she saw that i had a kindle with me…asked what i like to read and suggested ..rose…so we downloaded it right there in the bowling alley..so she gets a cut on the profits…i did enjoy the book..your mom asked what i thought of the ending…and i said that is life..just ask Diana……..keep up the good writing
    cindy dean

  6. Wendell says:

    Hi Marie — I’m one of Tom’s SBML cohorts. Congratulations on publishing the novel! I suggested to Tom that he devleop a video game for your novel! Did you also study statistics at ISU?

    Grapevine, Texas

    • I took some stat courses at ISU. I got my masters at UNC before that.

      As for the computer game, Tom doesn’t have the skills. Do you want to step up and do it? We could collaborate…

  7. Wendell says:

    No! I quit playing video games after the original Super Mario Bros. Good luck with the book. It seems like it might be a good one to read to kids. I did that to our kids with the Tolkien books.

    Hope Tom’s

  8. Er…you might want to pre-read before reading to your kids. Some language issues and horror moments.

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  10. Pete says:

    Hello Marie,
    I was noodling through some old blog posts and ran across your comment. I see you got off the fence and decided to SP. Well done!

    Oh – by the way, both of my parents were avid curlers. I spent many an hour as a youth sitting in cold grandstands, watching them sweeping and such, all the while sipping from their “mugs.” I did not discover until I was well into adulthood that the mugs were filled with scotch.


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