Marie is a former science and English teacher and corporate trainer who has written for as long as she can remember.
However, it was when she completed a professional writing and editing course that she realised she wanted to be a full-time writer.
Marie runs memoir workshops for community groups as well as critical and creative thinking workshops for adults. She also runs workshops on writing picture books for primary school children of all ages and does kindergarten visits.
She is learning to play the ukulele so she can encourage young children to sing the thousands of hilarious and educational songs out there.