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I'm a children's book author!

...this is how you can find me

or reach out to my agent Marisa Cleveland at the Seymour Agency

...and these are my books

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Author Visits

For many wonderful years, I was an early childhood educator. I’m happy to share my experiences and take the kiddos off your hands for an afternoon!

Here’s What We’ll Do On My Visit

• Yuna’s Cardboard Castles Read Aloud

• Baba’s Peach Tree Read Aloud

• Q&A and Book Chat

• Show & Tell Origami

• Small group origami boat folding

• Book signing


Reach out for more info on one-day author visits in the Charlotte, NC area! This includes a maximum of four presentations and lunch with the students or teachers. (*Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. Contact me for rates outside of Charlotte, NC)

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for author visits, questions, or just to say hi, email me

or reach out to my agent Marisa Cleveland at the Seymour Agency

About Me.

After attending the San Diego Writers Conference in 2019 the missing piece had fallen into place for Marie. As much as she loved her expatriate life overseas, she knew it was time to move back to America and work towards becoming a published author. With a suitcase full of ideas and two COVID-canceled flights under her belt, the journey was begun.


Cosmopolitan life defines Marie in many ways. Born in Hong Kong, raised in New York City, and a resident of Shanghai for over a decade (before moving back to the States in 2020), the unique characters and neon lights of the “Big City” are where she derives much of her inspiration. When she needs to escape, she retreats into nature where she ogles at trees, sings with birds, and talks back to chatty squirrels. Despite her conversations with creatures, Marie’s primary writing focus is not on animals but on her people and the deep power of their culture. She proudly tells tales of the grit, tenacity, and compassion of the Asian people.


Marie develops her craft through webinars, blogs, and any course she can get her hands on. During the time she taught literacy to kindergarteners, she recognized the correlation between childhood literacy and reading aloud to children. She is dedicated to spreading this message to parents and caregivers.


A long, long time ago, Marie graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.F.A. in Communication Design after which she dabbled in the "real world" as a gas station attendant, a cocktail waitress at Studio 54, secretary to B-list actors, Manhattan real estate agent, and whatnot, until becoming a teacher.

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