Marianne MonsonMarianne Monson (1975) is an American teacher (currently at Clatsop Community College near her home in Astoria, Oregon) and children's author.
She earned a BA in Honors English from BYU, a Masters in Creative Writing from Vermont College and a Masters in English pedagogy from Pacific University. Monson was Managing Editor at Beyond Words Publishing, where she edited a number of best-selling titles. She has also taught English and creative writing at Portland Community College and at BYU-Hawaii. She has written and published several books for children as well as articles in the ''Ensign'' and ''Friend'' LDS magazines (her faith).
Among the ten books Monson has written and published are the "Enchanted Tunnels" series of children's fiction books for LDS children and others, and "The Water is Wide" (2010, Deseret Book) which concerned an ancestor who emigrated to Utah but did not join the LDS church. In the "Enchanted Tunnels" children's books; "Pioneer Puzzle", "Escape From Egypt", "Journey To Jerusalem", and "Wandering In The Wilderness" (all 2010 by Deseret Book); she uses the names of her two children (Nathan and Aria) for the protagonists' names. With Michelle Roehm McCann and David Hohn, Monson wrote "Finding Fairies: Secrets for Attracting Little People from Around the World" (2004, Whitecap Books, Limited), and the "Girls Know Best" series (1999, three volumes, Beyond Words Publishing).
Monson has also written nonfiction, including "Frontier Grit: the Unlikely True Stories of Pioneer Women" (2016) and most recent book, "Women of the Blue & Gray" (Shadow Mountain Press, 2018). Provided by Wikipedia