Marcie Wessels has always loved books. Some of her childhood favorites were WYNKEN, BLYNKEN AND NOD by Eugene W. Field, LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE by Bernard Waber, and the NUTSHELL LIBRARY by Maurice Sendak.

Marcie received a B.A. in English and Spanish from John Carroll University, a M.A. in Spanish from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Tulane University.

In 2002, Marcie moved to San Diego, CA to teach Spanish language and literature at a local university. She left academia after the birth of her children. Now, she writes for kids.

Marcie is the author of THE BOY WHO THOUGHT OUTSIDE THE BOX (Sterling Publishing) and PIRATE’S LULLABY: MUTINY AT BEDTIME (Doubleday BFYR).

Since 2016, Marcie has co-hosted a Mother Daughter Book Club at her local library.

Marcie also likes to play games, especially board games like Scrabble.

She is currently learning American Sign Language (ASL).