Hi. I'm Marcie.
I may have been named after the girl who called everyone "Sir" in the iconic comic strip, The Peanuts, but I can relate more to Frieda who constantly reminded us that she had "naturally curly hair". After all, that is how I am most recognized.
In previous chapters I've been a teacher and a theater educator, but now I spend my days chasing the children's author dream.
I enjoy reading, long distance running, watching baseball, and eating ice cream--not all at the same time! Although I never turn down a challenge.
Although I will always be a Brooklynite at heart, I now live with my husband--LEGO artist, Jonathan Lopes--and our mischievous sock monkey in San Diego, California.
Represented by Susan Hawk at The Bent Agency.
I am a proud faculty member at Kidlit Writing School, the Curriculum Developer for Time Traveler Tours & Tales, the Educational Consultant for Picture Book Month and KidLit TV, plus an active member of SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), 12x12, San Diego Writers, Ink, and Children's Literature Council of Southern California. Please click the icons below to learn more.