Marlene is a freelance writer and editor of novels and screenplays. She worked for over twenty years as an executive in feature film and television development for a variety of top Hollywood production companies: Wind Dancer Films, Fine Line Features, The Zanuck Company, and The Samuel Goldwyn Company. Marlene was involved in the development of such films as: Driving Miss Daisy, Rush, Mystic Pizza to name a few.
Her short fiction and essays have appeared in: Upstate House, Prima Materia, Mars Hill Review, The Madison Review, Rewireme.com, and Talkingwriting.com. She has been awarded residencies to Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, The Millay Colony, The Wurlitzer Foundation, Fundacion Valpairiso, and Robert M MacNamara Foundation.
Marlene attended New York University where she received her B.F.A. in 1979. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley where she has her own freelance editorial business. Her website, where you can learn more about her, is www.fixyourbook.com.
She is currently at work on a novel.