Maryann Lawrence is a freelance journalist and author. She has worked as a ghost writer, a publicist, and an editor. Her work has appeared in numerous health journals including the national holistic health magazine, Natural Awakenings. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Mothering, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Foliate Oak. She is completing her third manifesto in a small fixer-upper in Southeastern Michigan where she lives with her husband and children.