Marian Frances Wolbers was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 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"). Recently completed is her novel Pennsylvania Powwow, 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. As-yet-unproduced plays include Red Light, Green Light and The Summit. Creative nonfiction includes Migraine: Pain of the Body, Cry of the Spirit (www.migrainehealing.com), and Sole to Soul, Heel to Heal: The Art of Intuitive Foot Massage. Short stories include “The Crystal Curve,” “Bank Street Rescue,” “Contents of a Handbag,” and “The Vegetable Garden (Thoreau Revisited),” among others. Her autobiographical project called The Japan Diaries: A Memoir (1970-71), is in process.