L.Z. Marie is a historical fiction writer, mom, and educator. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and teaches literary analysis in the International Baccalaureate program. After earning her M.A. Ed in Curriculum, she plunged headfirst into her true passion—writing fiction. Her popular weekly blog attracts both avid readers and aspiring writers. She lives in Southern California with her husband where she tries to keep pace with her four grown children and rescue pooch.