To Marcie, it's all about history and backstory. She is enthralled by the impact of a person's story on history to the point she can't make it through a biographical movie without researching it while watching. This quirk in her personality draws her into her passion for historical fiction.
However, she has written various genres: poetry, short stories, video scripts, and plays. One of her current projects is a YA historical fiction novel that brings to the light the sacrifice and service of WWII Merchant Mariners. And yes, there is a backstory to this project.
Marcie lives in her Nebraska home with her husband, Dean. They have five children and three beautiful granddaughters.
You will find her most days in her writing office sipping a steaming cup of Chock full o' nuts coffee with her parakeet Pete chirping while she works. If not there, she is birding, gardening, or tackling her new venture into painting watercolor.
Awards & Honors
- First Runner Up, Bess Streeter Aldrich Contest for "Extraordinary Gifts" (Apr 2013)
- First Place, Kathy Gibson Short Story Contest for "Hard Work, Animal Safety, and No Boys" (Aug 2011)
- "Winter Enjoying," poem published in Nebraska Life magazine (Jan 2013)
- "Extraordinary Gifts," short story published in Christmas Prairie Tales anthology (Nov 2012)
- Marcie is the oldest of twelve children.
- She has experience in many different areas: florist, rural mail carrier, all-girls hay crew, psychiatric technician, lavender farmer/soap maker, radio announcer, insurance salesperson, Christian bookstore, and virtual assistant just to name a few.
- Marcie co-wrote and produced a video Bible Study.
- Marcie won best supporting actress in high school for her role as Mae Peterson. Her grey hair, hiking boots and fur coat made her unrecognizable to her younger siblings. :)
- Christmas is Marcie's favorite holiday to write stories about, which is why she's written 3 Christmas programs: The Christmas Story Spectacular, Caroling Through His-Story, and The Gift of Trust.