Marianne Monson has always been fascinated by the power of words (and even tried inventing her own language for a time). After earning a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from BYU, she worked as an editor/art director of children’s books for several years. Eventually she continued her studies at Vermont College of Fine Arts with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.


She is the author of nine books and counting for children and adults, with an emphasis on historical fiction and creative non-fiction. She writes for a variety of audiences, including magazines, books, blogs, and other publications. Her most recent book, "Frontier Grit," was nominated for a number of awards, including the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer award.


She has taught Creative Writing and English at Portland Community College and BYU Hawaii campus. She speaks regularly at writing conferences and leads annual writing retreats. Her two children are often featured in her work (and are self-confessed logophiles as well). 

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