Marianne Lonsdale lives with her husband, Michael, and son, Nicholas, in Oakland, California. She writes personal essays and short stories, and is now focused on developing a novel. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Literary Mama, Fiction365, The Sun, and Pulse. She’s read at various events including San Francisco’s Litquake festival. Marianne is a cofounder of the group Write On, Mamas!. She is also a member of Left Coast Writers and is honored to be an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.