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Elizabeth Marro is the author of the novel CASUALTIES (Berkley 2016), the story of a successful defense industry executive who must face the consequences of her choices when her son returns from war altered in ways neither of them expected. She is also the founder of SPARK, a weekly publication and community where readers and writers find each other and connect over ideas, the written word, and, usually, a dog or two. Her writing can also be found at,  The San Diego Reader, The San Diego Union Tribune, and elsewhere. She helped to edit the anthology The Whole Alphabet published by So Say We All Press. She also writes stories to be told — you can hear her tell one of her most embarrassing stories here.

A New England native, she lives in San Diego where she is working on her second novel. She also volunteers with So Say We All as a writing and performance coach and coordinates the tutoring program for the Juvenile Court Book Club, both based in San Diego.

She is forever grateful to her husband, her huge extended and blended family, her son, her dogs (past and future) and all her friends for their unending support and providing a steady stream of material. Here’s a story for example, could not have been written without her mother.

“You Hold, I’ll Pull”