Marie Jordan has authored and co-authored over thirty books. She has written for newspapers and magazines and had a regular column for Total Health Magazine. Her books, articles, essays have been translated in fifteen languages including Chinese and Arabic. Marie is a performance poet, actor and playwright and has written and produced plays for stage and television in New York and Hollywood. Awards and prizes include the Gold Medallion Award, the Chicago News Book of the Year Award, two Angel awards for outstanding contribution to the media, a Cornerstone Book of the Year Award, The Gold Book Award and two Campus Life awards for poetry. Grants include an AAUW Merit Grant and a playwriting development grant with the Los Angeles Theatre Centre. She has also won awards from the National Writers Union, the California State Poetry Society, New Letters Literary Quarterly, The Spoon River Anthology, and her fiction and poetry appears in literary quarterlies in English and Spanish. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College, Norwich University. She has been Poet in the Schools and teaches fiction, poetry and playwriting at Mira Costa College in Cardiff, California. She is currently completing a novel about growing up as an Italian immigrant in Minnesota.