Marian grew up in south Louisiana in a small community south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Her love for the written word began reading books while sitting on her grandparent’s front porch swing. The stories allowed her to meet interesting people, took her to far away places and challenged her to think beyond her own world.
Her desire to write about the south keeps her grounded in her roots and the hope that one day she can do for someone what many of the authors of her childhood did for her.
Marian has a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and an accounting certificate from the University of South Alabama.
She hones her writing skills by attending writer’s
conferences/retreats and reading many books on the craft of writing.
Marian writes from her new Texas home which she shares with her husband and a labradoodle, named Chili.
This bayou girl is glad to be back in the south because she loves her Southern roots. While she doesn't wear white after Labor Day, says y’all, and can make a killer roux, she can't help but miss living in the mountains with it's low-humidity air and white Christmases! That's why you'll find a Louisiana/Colorado connection in each of her books.
I like a lot:
Snow – only when it's falling
Puppies (who doesn't love puppies?)
Vintage Sports Cars
Saints and Broncos Football
Houston Astros Baseball
Burrs in my dogs fur
Flies in my kitchen or soup!
I cried when I saw Michelangelo's David.
I drive a Subaru Outback.
I've climbed Diamond Head in Hawaii.
I've owned two Harley Davidson motorcycles – A Sportster 883 and a Road King Classic.
I believe in pursuing your dreams.
I can shuck an oyster.
I graduated with a degree in physical therapy at thirty-four.
I've walked on the Great Wall of China.
Most of my childhood was spent running around barefoot.
I "kinda" speak Cajun French. (I can understand a lot and speak