Born and educated in Ireland, Marie graduated with a B.A. and B.Soc Science degrees from University College Dublin. She has lived in Sydney for almost 40 years and has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Technology.
She has had many writing successes: newspaper article publications, minor poetry and short story prizes and winner of “So You Think You Can Write” pitch at the 2012 Sydney Writers’ Festival. She was the winner of the Multilingual Slam 2013 and featured at the Australian Poetry Slam NSW Finals in 2013.
An Associate of the London School of Music and Drama, her parchment was signed by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s father – her only, alleged, brush with fame!