Monthly Archives: July 2013

People Get Ready – to Travel – Part One

Central to “The Home Run That Tours America,” is the idea of travel and its effect on the imagination. Set in 1975, Jack feels a sense of entitlement to the country. When his best friend hits a home run on a train in New Jersey bound for California, the entire country opens up to him […]

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Inspiring Artists

Some of Marie’s favorite authors in children’s literature include: Kate DiCamillo, Karen Hesse, Katherine Paterson, David A. Adler, and E.B. White. Marie’s favorite authors include Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Samuel Beckett, Primo Levi, and John Krakauer. She is a great fan of musical theater. Some of the […]

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Writing development

Marie credits the knowledge gained from writing instruction books with helping her polish and improve her fiction writing. “I have always had great ideas and could imagine great stories, but I needed guidance to make my stories more reader-friendly,” she says. “This guidance came from books by writers like Noah Lukeman, David Mamet, Donald Maass, […]

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Volunteer Experience

Marie is an active volunteer in her community. She has volunteered with the Two River Theater Guild in Red Bank, New Jersey and was asked to serve on their 2011 Gala Committee. The Committee is responsible for planning and hosting the the theater’s largest fundraising event. “Our teachers in acting school always encouraged us to […]

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Education Background

Marie grew up less than a block away from a local public library in New Jersey. She spent countless days there strolling the aisles and browsing all their materials. Marie studied drama at a university in New York City. She participated in every facet of theater including set design and construction. “Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights […]

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