WELCOME

marjorie blain parkerWelcome to my website and thanks so much for visiting! I’m not sure who will ever stop by – but I’ve had a lot of fun building and maintaining this site, so stay awhile and learn all about me, my family and my books.

To begin with, I was born in Canada, but I live in the States with my American husband, Jay. Our three dual-citizen kids, Steven (24), Casey (22) and Rachel (20) are mostly out of the house. Mostly…

Jay and ALL three kids are allergic to dogs and cats so, over the years, we’ve shared our house with a box turtle (Sherman), a banana king snake(Slick), a hamster (Mikey), two fish (Fart and Dazzle), two ducks (Daisy and Bug) and two salamanders (Sally and Toothless aka Sir Phillip). We were also the adopted family of two wild mallards, Sam and Sarah, who came to visit every spring and about whom I’ve written a series of poems (just waiting for a publisher to publish them). Anyway, we seem to have a thing about ducks, as you can probably tell!

Today our house if mostly empty of kids and we have a variety of goldfish and Koi, outdoors in a pond in the summer and downstairs in a tank in the winter.

You can find out more about me than you could POSSIBLY care to know on my BIO page.

For a list of my books (published and upcoming) go to the BOOKS page.

For you teachers and writers, go to the ON WRITING page for scads of details on my writing process. If you’re interested in writing for children yourselves, I’ve got links to some great sites here, too.

Finally, I have a blog – though it’s not about writing. It’s about saving money, my other big obsession! Go to HOW I SAVED MONEY TODAY to check it out.

Agents – I’m currently unagented and interested in finding that perfect person to represent