A little about me.
For 20+ years, I've been crafting the language of relationship, writing books that help you share your heart and connect with those you love. With 70+ books and more than seven million copies sold, I write for the “unique everybody.” Our stories are different and our feelings a lot the same. Curiosity and empathy are my jam. Inspired by my own childhood journey with epilepsy, I'm passionate about helping kids of all ages feel seen and loved — and using the power of story to learn, heal and grow. As a wise therapist told me: When you belong to yourself, your belonging with others matters more. I hope my work is a bridge to the message of your own heart!
NEW! Who do you love all ways? Personalized books at Barnes and Noble nationwide!
Whom do you love all ways? Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Liam, Noah, or Henry? Jackson, Ethan, Eleanor or Grayson? My USA Today bestselling book, I Love You All Ways (illustrated by Dubravka Kolanovic), is the centerpiece of this new personalized-at-retail book program featuring 100 top names plus granddaughter, grandson, and fill-in-the-blank. Created by my longtime publisher Sourcebooks, this program is happily set up at all Barnes and Noble stores nationwide! Look in the kids' book section or online to find the book created especially for you.
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Want to live a more connected life?
Hi! I believe a connected life is a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Connection to your truest self and to others. Once a month, I send out Hello You, a short love letter with ideas and inspiration plus book news and fun giveaways! I'd be delighted if you said yes to being a part. More love is GOOD!
P.S. I won't share your e-mail, promise. :)
Rina, Parent Educator, Mindful Beginnings
”Marianne‘s creations inspire and empower parents; provide foundation for the growth of attachment, respect and love within a family; and give words to the tender feelings and thoughts parents have towards their little ones.”
Andrea Ryall, Red Rocks Church, Arvada, CO
SPEAKING + SIGNINGS
“Our MOPS & MOMSNext group was so lucky today today to hear words of hope for our kids and our own mom hearts from Marianne. Her books put into words the huge love we have for our kids. I can't wait to read her new books to my kids tonight!”
Jackie McClellan-Vargas, Chicago, IL
“Please know the profound impact you have had on me today and going forward. You went above and beyond with your advice and encouragement! The tools you have presented to me will help me as I move forward with this chapter of my work life.”