Marianne grew up in Prince Edward County. She began her writing career as the Picton correspondent for the Kingston Whig-Standard. A long-time Montrealer, she has written a dozen plays, three novels and two collect ions of short stories. For the past four years, Marianne and her husband Gwyn Campbell have spent summers in the County restoring an ancient stone house on Victoria Road. They are looking forward to dustfree peace and quiet, hopefully in the not-too-distant future.