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, 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 Upstart Crow Literary.
I am a proud faculty member at Kidlit Writing School, San Diego Writer's Ink, The Writing Barn, and UCSD Extension, 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, and Picture the Books (PB Debut Talent of 2017). Please click the icons below to learn more.