Marie Green McKeon began her career in journalism. After working for daily newspapers and contributing to such publications as The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer—covering stories that ranged from murders to the wedding of her neighbor’s dogs—she realized she enjoyed writing more than chasing down leads. Notwithstanding the enthusiasm of her neighbor (who tried to nominate her as Reporter of the Year for the dog wedding piece), Marie moved into marketing and corporate copywriting, working in every possible format from ads to long form papers to emails. Eventually, she began writing fiction and it was here that she found she enjoyed crafting stories about the human experience, particularly the experience of women. Marie is the author of A Balm in Gilead, a finalist in the IndieFab Awards for best fiction and the International Book Awards (mystery/suspense category). Her latest published work is Water is Wider.