OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF MARILYN WOODS
Author. Artist. Educator. Storyteller.
As a professional Writer, I aim to create a better understanding of the world and our place in it — a mission which has cast me in many different roles: author, artist, teacher, farmer and mother. Find more information about me and read selections of my work below.
The Orange Woods
Marilyn's debut memoir follows the lives of a big city radio couple who morph into small town farmers during a two-decade love affair with a magical piece of land in Southern California. Their dream-like life, complete with an orange grove, vineyard, a loyal black dog and unparalleled scenic views, comes to a sudden end when Jack unexpectedly dies, leaving Marilyn alone to face her devastation and her future.
It is an inspiring story of poignant memories, shining moments of laughter, immeasurable grief, and, ultimately, hope.
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A Blog About Life's Second Acts
PUBLISHED ESSAYS, POETRY & SHORT STORIES
A YEAR IN INK ANTHOLOGY VOL. 11 & 12
Marilyn's short story, Loosing Steamer, is included in the 2018 Year in Ink Anthology. Lyft, detailing her first experience using ride share, is featured in the 2019 Year in Ink Anthology.
SHAKING THE TREE 2
Marilyn's short story,Thirtieth Reunion, is included in this collection of non-fiction short stories, edited by Marni Freedman & Tracy J. Jones.