April 2008

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Meet Marianne Mitchell

Marianne Mitchell is a genuine, born and bred Arizona desert rat. She grew up in Phoenix and now lives in Colorado. In 1992 she switched from teaching children to writing stories for children. Marianne has since published nine books for young readers and over one hundred stories and articles in children’s magazines such as Highlights for Children. Her picture books include Maya Moon, Joe Cinders, and Gullywasher Gulch. Her middle grade mysteries include Finding Zola, set in southern Arizona near Tucson, and Firebug, set among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. She has also published an anthology of her magazine-length stories in a volume entitled Windows of Gold.

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