Hi. I'm Marcie.
I may have been named after the girl who called everyone "Sir" in the iconic comic strip, 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, an actress, and a nanny, but now I spend my days writing children's books!
I enjoy reading, 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.
I am a proud faculty member at The Writing Barn, The Storyteller Academy, and UCSD Extension, plus an active member of SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), 12x12, Picture the Books (PB Debut Talent of 2017), and a Consulting Editor for Itsy Bitsy Writers. Please click the icons below to learn more.