Hi all! I’ve had a mystery fiction addiction from a young age, and I am an aspiring author seeking to be published. Sherlock Holmes was my favorite book friend growing up, along with Laurie R King’s Mary Russell. I currently work as an Oncology Nurse, but in the past, I have been a stablehand, goat herder, research assistant, construction assistant, research lab manager, veterinary assistant, and wildlife rehabilitator. I currently live outside New Orleans, LA, with my husband and our rescue critters on a small farm, but I was raised in a seaside town in Massachusetts. A large chunk of my adult life has also been spent in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Wyoming. I joined up with MWA to learn and network. I am looking at this point in my life to focus entirely on my writing and illustration abilities to try and transition to full-time self-employment. If interested, you can check out my middle-grade Indie novel NINJA SQUIRREL AND THE CLAN OF SHADOWS, due to release in 2020, at http://www.marisafife.com.