Marcia Meier's Biography
Marcia Meier is an award-winning writer, developmental book editor and writing coach.
Her books include Heart on a Fence, (poetry and photography, Weeping Willow Books, 2016), Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World, Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders (Quill Driver Books, 2010) and Santa Barbara, Paradise on the Pacific, a coffee table book published in 1996 by Longstreet Press in Atlanta. Her memoir, Face, is forthcoming, as is an anthology, Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty, co-edited with Kathleen Barry. She is also at work on another book of poetry and photography, titled Ireland, Place Out of Time.
She has freelanced or written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The Writer magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Pacific Standard Magazine online and The Huffington Post. She was also the founding director of the Summer Writing Institute at Antioch University, Santa Barbara, in 2013.
Marcia worked for daily newspapers in the 1980s and '90s, finishing her journalism career as an editorial page editor for a mid-size daily.
She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MFA in creative writing, and has taught for various institutions, including Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Westmont College, Brooks Institute and Santa Barbara City College Adult Education.
Marcia is a member of the Author's Guild and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
She loves to take photographs, walk on the beach with her dog, write poetry and read good fiction.
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