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Influences

I always loved to read, but never thought about being a writer until my two young children inspired me. My first writing was a syndicated newspaper column entitled "homegrown treasures". It won a Best Local Columnist award from the California Newspaper Association three times.

Authors who have inspired me include J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, Eva Ibbotson, and Kate Dicamillo.

Marsha Diane Arnold’s Bookmarks