Marisa writes about living a curious life. For a list of her academic publications, please visit Google Scholar.

Poetry and Prose

Contemporary Romance

Paranormal Fiction

Young Adult Fiction

Middle Grade Fiction

I love books! Writing is an expedition, and reading is exploring someone else’s journey.

I read and write about love by the yacht-loads. I peddle hope and happiness like they’re the hottest commodities since discovering the diamond. I invest in happily ever afters and sunset memories, complete with any appropriate liquid courage needed to protect your dreams and believe in yourself.

I love writing about that moment when two people realize they are friends, and then they know it’s something more than anything else they’ve ever experienced with another partner. It’s more than attraction or lust. It’s that moment when they need someone most – that shoulder to lean on or cry on or bounce an idea off of – and that other person is there for them in the most complete way possible. Yeah. That moment.

Books make the best gifts!!! …and the world needs more people reading romance novels. The kind where the couples meet and make each other better people. The kind where they go on adventures and help support each other’s dreams. The kind where they work through their issues toward their happily ever after.