About Me

For as long as anyone can remember, I had a book in my hands. During the summer of my third grade year, I read every book in the Library's children's section A to Z.  

I loved to write, make up stories, and create elaborate treasure hunts and maps for my brother and sister. In college, I read and wrote for four years to earn a degree in English and Political Science. Then I took my love of writing and telling stories to Law School.

I'm passionate about using board books, picture books, and chapter books to make reading and nature fun for children. And I also love photographing animals and nature.

I live with my amazing Pixiebob roommate. And we both miss his sweet sister.

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My author headshot - credit to A. Marshall

 Photograph © A. Marshall

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Maria Marshall, picture of Grand Canyon
Maria Marshall, picture of Pixie Bob Cats

My Roommates © Maria Marshall

Maria Marshall, picture of Asian Small-Clawed Otter

I love connecting kids to nature through stories, photographs, and hikes.

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Asian Small-Clawed Otter family at Woodland Park Zoo.   © Maria Marshall

The Grand Canyon 2016  © Maria Marshall

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Link to Memeber of SCBWI
Link to Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Link to 12 x 12 Participant Badge
Link to Lyrical Language Lab Badge
Link to the Cascade Writers