Mariane Holbrook has loved poetry since early childhood when her mother quoted
liberally from James Whitcomb Riley and other American poets. Mariane began
writing poetry in the sixth grade with a special bent for laughter and humor.
Later in life, she began writing a weekly humor column for a local newspaper
that became popular enough that she was urged to compile the articles into a book
of poems and essays which she titled, "Prisms of The Heart." A sequel quickly
followed, titled, "Humor Me." Her more serious inspirational pieces have appeared
in many online publications, in A-Life magazine, in the Texas Baptist Standard and
various other church-related magazines.
Mariane is a graduate of Nyack (NY) College and holds a B.A. degree in
education from High Point (NC) University. She, along with her husband, John,
are former teachers. They have two married sons and six grandchildren.
Retired now and living on coastal North Carolina with her husband, she
spends her time writing, reading, painting and playing and recording on her
Though partially disabled with a progressive degenerative disk condition, Mariane
has used her disability to encourage the chronically ill through her website,
www.marianholbrook-com. She welcomes your Emails at Mariane777@bellsouth.net.