Marina Aris is an author, speaker, founder of the Brooklyn Writers Project and an ambassador for the NYC Authors Guild. Since 2013 she has been encouraging creative people from all walks of life to pursue their passion. As a publishing consultant, she works with authors one-on-one or in small group settings to help them write, publish, market and distribute their work. Marina is also the co-host of Life Lines The Books Podcast and a Board member of Pen Parentis, an organization helping parent writers continue their writing careers after starting a family. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).