Marian Frances Wolbers


Marian Frances Wolbers was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 14, 1953. She writes novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. Her first novel, Rider, was released by St. Martin's Press in November of 1996, under the Wyatt imprint, receiving favorable reviews by Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Library Journal ("recommended for all public and academic libraries"). Her short story "The Rescue" was published in the Spring 2014 issue of The Southampton Review, while another short story, "The Woodpile," will appear in a forthcoming issue of Westview literary journal.

Recently completed is Wolbers' novel tentatively called Rising Sun Inside the Devil's Door, the story of a young woman with an uncanny healing gift, set in the 1980s with action crossing the Pennsylvania mountains into the New Hampshire woods. Two of Wolbers’ dramatic plays, American Beauties and Holding the World, have been produced, in Lewisburg and Allentown, PA, respectively, while a third play, Return of the Sun Goddess, was featured in a staged reading at the First Annual North Carolina Playwrights Festival.

Other plays include Red Light, Green Light and The Summit. Creative nonfiction includes Migraine: Pain of the Body, Cry of the Spirit (see:, and Sole to Soul, Heel to Heal: The Art of Intuitive Foot Massage. Other short stories include “The Crystal Curve,” “Contents of a Handbag,” and “The Vegetable Garden (Thoreau Revisited),” among others. Her autobiographical project, The Japan Diaries: A Memoir (1970-71), is in process.

Short Stories
An old woman finds herself in the arms of a lifeguard in this story set on Cape Cod's Bank Street Beach, Harwichport.
The interior tale of a mysterious woman who spends most of her days riding the subways of Tokyo.
An exploration into the role and development of fashion communications, from the ground floor up.
A body-mind-spirit approach to preventing pain and attaining long-range health.
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